Grace: A Christmas miracle

I have tried to write this story so many times, I have lost count. Every time words fail me, they seem so inadequate. The English language does not contain words enough to properly describe the Christmas of 2000, it does not even come close. To describe Christmas of 2000, I have to start in June of 1996, the day my […]

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From the Desk

I used to think that Barnes and Noble was the best place to drink coffee a read a good book, until last semester. One late night, I discovered Wal-Mart’s book section. Within seconds, a simple title caught my eye — “23 Minutes in Hell.” Thinking the book was fiction, I picked it up. Flipping through, I noticed the author wrote […]

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Letter to the Editor from Joel Krautter

On Saturday, Nov. 6th, the student government senior class officers hosted a tailgate open for all seniors. The tailgate was held on Military Appreciation Day before the Liberty vs. Gardner-Webb football game. I want to thank all of the seniors who attended the tailgate. We were able to serve approximately 200 students before the Buffalo Wild Wings food finally ran […]

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Revisiting Bush’s leadership

Former President George W. Bush wrote a book about his time in the oval office, entitled “Decision Points.” Released Nov. 9, the book sold 220,000 copies its first day, according to the Crown Publishing Group. This serves as a reminder that there are plenty of people who still care about what Bush has to say. While I have not yet […]

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Ruling appealed for violence in games

The Supreme Court on Nov. 2 debated the state of California’s controversial 2005 video game law. The law, which bans the sale of violent video games to minors, has never gone into effect. The video game industry sued, citing violation of the First Amendment, and the 9th circuit appellate court overturned the law in 2009. Now, California is appealing the […]

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DECORATIONS HIT SHELVES EARLIER

With Halloween over, consumers begin to turn their attention (and wallets) to the next annual holiday festivity.  However, the standard Christmas discounts will be coming even earlier this year. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has traditionally been the start to the Christmas shopping season.  Going against tradition, many retailers have begun to offer sales as early as October, causing […]

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Fear lost job for Juan Williams

Ten years. That’s all it takes to turn an entire sub-population from public enemy number one to public sympathy number one. In the months following 9/11, Muslims in the United States were afraid of being associated with the extremists who took down the World Trade Centers and parts of the Pentagon. Fast-forward a decade. Many moderates and liberals have adopted […]

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The Walkman still plays in our hearts

Sadness struck many generations when Sony announced last week that the Walkman would stop production after 31 years of creating beloved music players.  Through nostalgia, we can all remember a time when we listened to cassette tapes. “First introduced in 1979, it has sold more than 220 million units worldwide,” according to Leslie Horn of PCMag.com. Whether we borrowed our […]

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Election 2010: Who to choose?

Democrat: Tom Perriello Congressman Tom Perriello represents Virginia’s Fifth District as a true man of courage, valor, and integrity. Before becoming involved in politics, Perriello served as a national security consultant, working in Afghanistan, Darfur, Kosovo and Liberia with child soldiers, amputees and local pro-democracy groups. He also founded many nonprofit organizations aimed at bringing together faith communities. He received […]

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Congress 2010: Tom Perriello Questions

What is your stance on health care? Would you support the repeal of the new healthcare law? Repealing health care reform would bankrupt Medicare, leaving seniors vulnerable. Repeal would defund important programs that protect expectant mothers and reduce the number of abortions. It would also kick students off their parents’ insurance when they graduate. I oppose repeal of these important […]

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