An unlikely present

When most people want the new electronic, others only need a calendar You would be hard pressed to find a day more anticipated than Dec. 25. For most people, Christmas morning consists of dragging themselves out of bed, fumbling down the steps and promptly gauging the size of each intricately wrapped present, pondering which one will be the most rewarding […]

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Gabe & Gula

Gabe It is Oct. 31, and everyone is finishing their last minute shopping. Children are getting dressed up for a festive night and stores close early for the adventures of Halloween. Well, at least that is what humans are doing. Obviously, there are a bunch of elves, reindeer and snowmen scurrying through our stores because by the morning of Nov. […]

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From the desk

The Christmas season is here. That’s right, even though Thanksgiving has just barely graced us with its presence, Christmas seems to have thrown up all over our local department stores and radio stations. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas. I love giving gifts and drinking coffee by the fire under the lights of a tree decorated in a haphazardous […]

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Relationship advice from yours truly

Women, I’ll be honest, you are very emotional. Men, I’ll also be honest, where are your emotions? Ring-by-spring is approaching. Scenario 1: It’s a warm, partly cloudy day at the beginning of the semester and you are walking through the courtyard texting your mother explaining to her that she needs to stop posting embarrassing information on your Facebook wall and […]

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Privacy not always a constitutional right

As students decide what school to go to, looking at the fine print is beneficial A common misconception has infiltrated private universities across the nation: the right to privacy. Most adults over the age of 18 assume that they possess the right to privacy — no matter where they are. However, that is not the case at many private universities […]

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Arts provide balanced education

From Mozart to Beethoven, Donatello to Leonardo and Shakespeare to Andrew Lloyd Webber, the arts, according to several ground-breaking studies, are beneficial to a well-rounded educational experience for students of all ages. In an article published by the New York Times, a study by New York City’s Education Department professed that the New York City high schools with the highest […]

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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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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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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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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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