The Scarlet

Latest development in Blackstone robbery spree

January 27, 2010

UP knocked on my door a few minutes ago.  They had just kicked three "urchins" out of Blackstone and were checking to see that everyone's doors were locked.  How do these people keep getting in here? Blackstoners need to be...

Mobilizing Dr. King’s Leadership

January 27, 2010

Clark celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by bringing Melinda J. Boone, Ed.D., Superintendent of Worcester Public Schools, to give a speech on "Mobilizing Dr. King's Leadership for the 21st Century."  That speech...

Health care bill passes Senate

December 24, 2009

Despite Joe Lieberman's existence, the Senate's version of the health care reform bill passed earlier today.  Among other things, the legislation will require the majority of Americans to have health insurance, just like in the...

Scarlet website

December 16, 2009

scarlet.com scarlet.org scarlet.clarku.edu scarlet.net scarlet.co.uk I've embedded a few domain names and the phrases "Scarlet Website" and "The Scarlet, Student Newspaper of Clark University" in case people are trying to Google...

Clark: a special place

October 21, 2009

I apologize for the lack of traffic on this blog over the last couple of weeks; it's difficult to balance midterms, an honors thesis, and the day-to-day operations of a newspaper with blogging.  At any rate, here is an excerpt...

Worcester taxis

September 29, 2009

I'd like to take a moment to comment on Worcester's beaten and decrepit taxicabs.  Now, all taxicabs are beaten and decrepit, but the ones belonging to Worcester Yellow Cab and Worcester Red Cab have the added disadvantage of...

It’s 3:00 a.m. Do you know where your paper is?

September 24, 2009

It's 3:00 a.m. Wings Over Worcester closed two hours ago.  Regardless of what Hillary Clinton wants you to think, there are no red phones ringing.  The Scarlet e-board is currently in the office putting the finishing touches ...

What happened to reading days?

September 23, 2009

While the effect of the rivalry between James Madison and Alexander Hamilton on the structure of American government is an absolutely scintillating topic, my professor, classmates, and I decided to spend the beginning of class...

Workers unite at Clark

September 7, 2009

It's a new school year and that means new political demonstrations on campus. If you were on campus today, you may have seen a group of Clarkies walking around waving banners and chanting "Solidarity."  Those were members of...

R.I.P. Walter Cronkite

July 19, 2009

It goes without saying that journalism lost one of its greatest practitioners this week. In its own tribute to Walter Cronkite, the New York Times implied that he represented a bygone era. The Times' article claimed that toda...

anyone plan on working at McDonald’s after graduation?

July 11, 2009

Last night "20/20" tried to find the cause of GM's troubles... they were not entirely successful.  However, one of the assembly line workers they interviewed made an interesting point: it's very hard to get a semi-decent job...

internet generation mourns celebrities

June 30, 2009

It's definitely been an unusual week. Someone out there must have a Deathnote.  Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, Billy Mays, and (according to police in New Zealand) Jeff Goldblum will all be missed. The Baby Boom...

The student news site of Clark University
Opinions