From the desk

“Don’t blink. Just like that, you’re six years old and you take a nap and you wake up and you’re twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife.” Yes, those are the words of a country song. Kenny Chesney to be exact. No, I am not a country fan, but the words he offered have me thinking. One month. […]

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A farewell and thanks to Liberty

There comes a time in your life when you can step back and smile, content with how you lived, who you loved, and what you’ve accomplished. I, on the other hand, hope I never get there. In my opinion, you can never do enough in your life. There is just too much going on, and I’ve found myself regretting the […]

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Dangers of last-minute shopping

‘Twas the procrastinator before Christmas, and all through the stores… ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town, every last minute shopper was wearing a frown. I come off the expressway, and what do I see? A long line of cars that wait in front of me. The garland was hung from all the street poles with care […]

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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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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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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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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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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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