The University Star

Star Trek’s optimistic future in a pessimistic present

Star Trek’s optimistic future in a pessimistic present

Jordan Pilkenton

October 23, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Space: The final frontier. These are the words first broadcast to American families in September 1966 on the soon to be revolutionary television program, Star Trek. Created by Gene Roddenberry, it revolved around the crew of the Starship Enterprise, and was meant to encapsulate all that humanity could...

Trump’s U.N. speech is the worst stand-up since Tim Allen

Trump’s U.N. speech is the worst stand-up since Tim Allen

Jordan Pilkenton

October 12, 2017


Filed under Opinions

President Donald Trump carried on the presidential tradition of speaking in front of the United Nations Sept. 13. However, unlike his predecessors, his performance completely bombed. Trump's appearance was the worst stand-up set the U.N. has seen since Tim Allen, a record none ever thought would be broken. Trump's...

Climate change? Unlikely, but Bigfoot? I’s seent it.

Jordan Pilkenton

October 9, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Satire

There are a few things in life that are indisputable fact. John Wayne would’ve been this country’s greatest president, the concept of Godzilla is a myth perpetuated by the Japanese in order to make United States manufacturing non-competitive—and Bigfoot is real. While Bigfoot is reality, something...

Indiana Jones negatively portrays Nazis

Indiana Jones negatively portrays Nazis

Jordan Pilkenton

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Satire

Indiana Jones: professor, archaeologist, but American hero? Not even close. He betrays one of the most basic American ideologies: freedom of speech. This charlatan shuts down all chance for discourse in both “Raiders of the Lost Ark & The Last Crusade.” Instead of these films allowing the...

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