‘Opinion’

  • Fortune cookie leads editor from realism to mysticism

    Sep 29, 11 • 623 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    by I tend to pride myself on being a realist. I always look for the most logical explanation and tend to scoff at things as absurd as ghosts and hypnotists. I’m a pretty tough customer when it comes to stuff like that. But then I crack open a fortune cookie...

  • REMAs provide editor with great local entertainment

    Sep 29, 11 • 647 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    by My friend and I were lucky enough to receive a ticket to Sunday’s Rock Erie Music Awards show at the Bayfront Convention Center. Not only was I lucky enough to go this year, but this was my second year in a row I attended. For those who aren’t familiar...

  • Views on religion altered by Buddhist monk

    Sep 21, 11 • 719 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    by One side effect, among the many others, of spending the first 936 Sundays of my life at a Catholic church service, is that I think I’ve developed a satisfactory understanding of what we religious folk are all about – no fun. Especially when it comes to...

  • Drive-by shooting starts month of turbulent karma

    Sep 21, 11 • 745 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    by I have no idea what we did to make her so mad, but Karma definitely has it in for my roommates and me. It all started a few weeks ago when I barely survived a paintball drive-by. I was walking home from a friend’s house, wrapped up in a heated argument...

  • Elders bore with history lessons of years ago

    Sep 21, 11 • 560 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    by Most girls aren’t huge fans of being called out by random dudes in a “Hey, Sexy,” type manner as they walk the streets of downtown Erie. Nonetheless, it seems to happen a lot. But I’d take that over this guy, any day, and he’s not even the least...

  • GIVE Day should start, not end, service

    Sep 21, 11 • 734 Views • Knight Vision, OpinionNo Comments

    by Congratulations. Whoop de doo. You were able to pull yourselves out of bed the Saturday morning after a bar crawl – or another lame frat party – to donate four hours of your weekend to the Erie community for GIVE Day. We’ve spent the weekend filling...

  • Letter to the Editor: Cafe benefits international students

    Sep 21, 11 • 575 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    by I came to know about One Green World Café through Jason Steinberg, who is the managing director of the café. When he asked me if I would be interested to work as a barista, I was not sure what my answer should be. I mean, I had never worked in a café...

  • Netflix plays tricks on customers

    Sep 21, 11 • 581 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    by It’s never a good sign when the CEO of a major company starts a blog post with “I messed up.” But that’s exactly what Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix, did Sunday at blog.netflix.com. I’m a fairly new customer to Netflix, only having...

  • End of an era at Ohio State

    Sep 21, 11 • 619 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    by A lot of time in sports, we focus too much on the now rather than looking at things in perspective and appreciating the great feats that athletes and teams have accomplished over the years. After losing to the Miami Hurricanes Saturday, the Ohio State...

  • Anniversary of 9/11 proves unsatisfactory

    Sep 15, 11 • 656 Views • Knight VisionNo Comments

    by Underwhelming is a good way to describe Gannon’s University’s observance of Sept. 11. We, at The Knight, are pretty positive the university did more to honor last year’s Super Bowl than it did to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the greatest...