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Monthly Archives: February 2012

The 5-Hour Energy Empire

The 5-Hour Energy Empire

Forbes magazine recently published a bio of Manoj Bhargava, the mysterious figure behind 5-Hour Energy. In its brief eight-year history, 5-Hour Energy has become a staple among truck drivers, college… Read more »

Winter Carnival ’12: A Few Minutes as a Polar Bear

Winter Carnival ’12: A Few Minutes as a Polar Bear

Two ’15s brave Occom Pond Although the lack of snow and mild weather has cancelled many of the usual Winter Carnival events, one benefited from the relative warmth. This morning, enthusiastic… Read more »

At Least We Don’t Live in France

At Least We Don’t Live in France

Last week, France fined Google because its Google Maps service is free. The plaintiff, Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google’s free service undercut the market and allowed the search engine giant to… Read more »

Santorum Sweeps Colorado, Missouri, Minnesota

Santorum Sweeps Colorado, Missouri, Minnesota

Candidate Santorum celebrating his three-state sweep. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, in a big night, swept Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota. Missouri was a “beauty contest” with no delegates at stake,… Read more »

Happy Birthday Charles Dickens

Happy Birthday Charles Dickens

Today marks the 200th birthday of English literary giant, Charles Dickens. The iconic writer was famous for chronicling injustices of Victorian society in classics like “A Tale of Two Cities”… Read more »

Internship Experience

Internship Experience

The true confessions of a White House intern. Mimi Alford, a White House intern during the Kennedy administration, will release her memoirs on Wednesday. From the sound of it, Alford’s… Read more »

EKT Damaged in Fire Saturday Night

EKT Damaged in Fire Saturday Night

Webster Avenue was abuzz this past Saturday night, though perhaps not for the expected reasons. While some of the row’s action was due to the expected revelers entering various fraternities,… Read more »

Claudius in Chief

Claudius in Chief

The patron saint of progressivism? For ’tis the sport to have the enginer Hoist with his own petard, an’t shall go hard But I will delve one yard below their… Read more »

That Whole Job Thing

That Whole Job Thing

The unemployment rate has fallen to 8.3%, the second straight decline taking us to the lowest jobless rate since February 2009.  The gain of 243,000 jobs was better than economists… Read more »

Susan G. Komen Defunds Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen Defunds Planned Parenthood

A unlikely Republican ally? Founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Nancy Brinker announced that SGK will no longer fund groups that are under local, state, and federal investigation…. Read more »