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Room for Debate: Not Spanking Children

Last week in The Vector,the case in favor of spanking children as a practical tool for parents was proposed. It is a surprising claim, considering recent scientific literature reporting the negative effects of spanking, the…

Why the Silence? Male Victims vs Society

When I think about why we do not hear from male victims of sexual assault or harassment in the media, I immediately think of a Saturday Night Live skit. In this skit, Pete Davidson plays…

Dear Highlander: Midterms?

Dear Highlander,   My midterms are coming up, and I am really stressed. Just thinking about them makes me feel anxious and sweaty. I feel like I am drowning in studies even though I’m behind…

Canada, Cannabis, and Blockchain

For those of you keeping up with cannabis legalization, it should bring you much joy that our neighbor to the north, Canada, officially legalized recreational marijuana on October 17. Those aged 18 or older can…

The Murky Waters of Environmental Regulation

A Gallup poll indicated the number one and two environmental issues causing a “great deal of concern” among Americans are the pollution of drinking water and the pollution of rivers, lakes and reservoirs, respectively. This…

Bellator Takes the Weekend

Two weeks ago, Bellator Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) hosted their 207th and 208th pay-per-view events. Bellator, the second largest MMA organization after the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has been rising in popularity and raising the…

Room for Debate: Spanking Children

I always associated violence with underdevelopment. If someone is not smart enough to have a discussion and is incapable of controlling himself, of course they resort to violence. I used to condemn immature parents whose…