Letter to the Editor

The opposition expressed by students such as Brittany Truax to the revision in the Liberty Way to allow nose rings (“Liberty Way says okay to nose rings”) is misplaced. Her argument is that by allowing students to wear small studs in the nose, they will forever be negatively affecting their chances of finding a job, as “most employers will not […]

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From the desk

Turkey day, also commonly known as Thanksgiving — or, as I have come to call it this year, possibly a complete disaster. Thanksgiving is a time of celebration for families across the US. Too many people gathered around too much food serves as the icon for a great day. In my family, Thanksgiving has never really been a day full […]

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Some people take it too far

I am a lover of all things having to do with zombies. “Night of the Living Dead” is, by far, one of my favorite horror films. The original 1968 Romero film is a classic treatise on race relations in America – with zombies. However, not every political struggle is appropriately depicted via images of the living dead. Case in point: […]

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Gabe and Gula

Gabe Sitting in our living room with a cup of hot cocoa in my hands watching a movie with my sister and mother, I could hear the sound of a shotgun coming from the top of our hill. “I bet that was them,” my mother would say. I was never one for waking up at 3:30 a.m. to sit out […]

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European Union seeks way to solve euro-crisis

As other countries follow in the footsteps of Greece’s economic collapse, world leaders seek a resolution The European Union is caught in a seemingly inescapable economic quagmire, and at the root of it is the country of Greece. After much debate and international economic scrutiny, European leaders agreed on another bailout of debt-ridden Greece. The first bailout, which occurred in […]

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Choosing an American Leader

Voting strictly on religious beliefs is not always the best way to choose a presidential candidate to support Charles Wendell “Chuck” Colson, a Christian leader, Prison Fellowship Ministries founder and former Special Counsel for President Richard Nixon during the Watergate era, recently wrote a column about whether Christians should consider voting for a non-Christian presidential candidate. Colson declares that there […]

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Technology is the devil in disguise

As technology continues to develop, the level of education, knowledge and communication dwindles. in a world where Facebook has 800 million active users, according to its website, it is easy to assume that people’s lives revolve around that media. Most of the millennial generation cannot go longer than five minutes before checking their cell phone, email or Facebook pages. Society, […]

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From the desk

“Be still and know that I am God,” Psalm 46:10. This semester has been crazy. Parking dilemmas, politics, wedding arrangements and post graduation plans have dominated my agenda. And, of course, just when I think life can’t get any crazier, a 15-page paper strategically places itself on top of it all. College is hard. Life is hard — but no […]

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PETA sues SeaWorld on ‘slavery’ charges

Resident orcas are not able to utilize their rights to free speech, bearing arms or voting Throughout years of history classes, teachers have taught students about the liberation of people in America and the gaining of their Constitutional rights. Animal rights activists group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) feels that animals should also overcome oppression and “slavery” […]

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Fixing the NBA lockout

The unemployment rate in the United States has been at a steady 9.1 percent for the last three months, yet time and money is wasted debating the outcome of the 2012 basketball season. With the games being cancelled through November thus far, there is talk of continued cancelations. Not only are players and owners losing money, but businesses surrounding the […]

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Live by the sword, die by the sword

Libya’s Moammar Al Gadhafi dies a tyrant’s death Libya Head of State Colonel Moammar Al Gadhafi died the way he lived: via revolution. The man South African President Nelson Mandela once called “my dear brother leader” was dragged through the street and murdered execution-style, ending a four decade long experimentation with socialism, Arab unity and totalitarianism. So, what will become […]

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From the desk

It’s not about me. Usually, races are about runners – who is fastest, who can win. They revolve around selfish ideals and competitive natures, but not Run For Their Lives. Waking up at 7:30 a.m. on a Saturday to run 3.1 miles in freezing rain is not usually my idea of a great weekend, but this Saturday I did just […]

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Horrors of Halloween

I don’t know about you, but I hate Halloween. The holiday is a time of “merriment,” claim its proponents. They say that Halloween is “fun for kids,” and they bring their grubby little children around to every house in the neighborhood, descending upon us like a swarm of locust. Every year I do my best to be civil to those […]

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