JFK: The Creation of an American Myth

When a bullet (or two, depending on what theory you subscribe to) hit President John F. Kennedy on a crisp autumn morning, America gained a whole new mythology. Regardless of who JFK was that morning when he started along the parade route, he would leave a martyr. Every culture has a key mythology that shapesContinue reading “JFK: The Creation of an American Myth”

The Football Myth

Why are we so obsessed with football? What is it about a sporting event that can draw millions of us to the television, cause us to scream at the refs and cheer our team to victory? I think it’s more than the competition and it’s more than the commercials. I think what really enthralls usContinue reading “The Football Myth”

The Mystery of -30-

A few years ago, at a small barbeque on a snowy April afternoon, some of the students and faculty advisers of The Lumberjack gathered to commemorate the death of our newspaper. For 97 years, The Lumberjack had printed in some form as an independent, student-run newspaper. In the Fall of 2010, The Lumberjack was goingContinue reading “The Mystery of -30-“