‘Opinion’

  • Netflix plays tricks on customers

    Sep 21, 11 • 850 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    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 • 895 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    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 • 990 Views • Knight VisionNo Comments

    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 tragedy...

  • Sept. 11 blesses, curses with expectations

    Sep 15, 11 • 1060 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    Anyone 21 years old or younger who tells you they can remember, with crystal clear precision, the details of their day on Sept. 11, 2001, is a liar. I can recall the watershed events and critical moments but other than that, your guess is as good as mine....

  • Editor claims victory after trip to dentist

    Sep 15, 11 • 1255 Views • Opinion1 Comment

    He’s standing about two inches away from my face and staring intently at me. I have the urge to laugh. Don’t laugh, I think to myself. That would be horrible. This is serious business. After all, this man intimately knows an important part of me. My...

  • Finding God on Gannon’s campus

    Sep 15, 11 • 984 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    Life can bring about many experiences that test our decision to be kind and merciful. It can be a tough order to fill when we have been harmed. The old “eye for an eye” ethical stance seems to be the knee-jerk reaction. Jesus warns us against this in the...

  • Spaniard’s heart, soul displays finer aspects of sports

    Sep 15, 11 • 790 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    I don’t always watch tennis, but when I do, I prefer Rafael Nadal. Sure, it might be partially due to those puppy dog eyes but only partially. I’m only human. Mostly it’s because of his gumption and the way he simply does not quit. I sat riveted...

  • Bus stop adds color to life

    Sep 15, 11 • 1062 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    I missed the bus. It had already proved to be a fairly dreadful day, as I had unintentionally left my cell phone at home and my last class of the day ended more than a few minutes too late. But missing my bus put the icing on the cake. As I contemplated...

  • Editor reflects on post 9/11 world

    Sep 15, 11 • 936 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    Sept. 11 is certainly a date all of us will remember. Everyone remembers where they were and how they reacted to the tragic events that unfolded on that morning. I was in sixth grade at the time, just starting out at James S. Wilson Middle School in Erie. I...

  • Last, great frontier proves to be space between own ears

    Sep 8, 11 • 896 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    It’s been at least two weeks since we’ve moved into our new non-air conditioned apartment and I’ve yet to sleep underneath any covers. But tonight, I’m not sure whether it’s the heat or my insomnia that’s keeping me awake. After wrestling with my...