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Letter to the Editor: Freedom of Choice Act needs clarification

A lot of misinformation is currently floating around about Freedom of Choice Act, and I am afraid that Brian Lock’s letter that ran on Feb. 6 reflects some of this. First, the law of the land currently is that abortions are banned post-viability, when the…

Library committee’s draft inclusive, but not enough

The Library Student Advisory Committee just released a draft of changes its members feel need to be made to the Cullom-Davis Library. The committee was created in response to low Princeton Review rankings the past two years. It is comprised of students, and it aims…

Stimulus plan will help U.S. despite concessions

It seems as though more has been accomplished in the first three weeks of President Barack Obama’s administration than former President George W. Bush did in the last eight months of his. But it’s hard to say whether the economic stimulus bill that passed in…

Valentine’s Day an awful time for singles

A truly dreadful day is approaching. Singles Awareness Day aka Valentine’s Day, or as I like to refer to it, VD makes its annual round. If you’ve read my columns or know me, I’m sure you’ll be able to guess this little tidbit about me…

Why the Middle East hates the U.S.

All over the world, and especially in the Middle East, America is strongly disliked, even hated. Insurgents in Iraq and radicals elsewhere are never short of recruits to carry out violence against America. But why? What did we ever do to them? The average Middle…

Student-athletes deserve more credit

Student-atlhete   That word is commonly thrown around for people who play sports in college. Notice the first word, student, comes before the second word, athlete. This is a fact many fans don’t consider. Stories are written day-in and day-out about how athletes perform on…

Journalism on the verge of extinction

As an aspiring journalist, I’ve always pictured my future self working in the newsroom, covering the breaking stories of the day. Now, that future is becoming less and less of a possibility.  For those of you who have been playing too many video games over…

Phelps deserves less criticism

It was just a bong. I mean, really, we’ve all seen them, know what they are used for, and may have even used one ourselves. So why is the world in such an uproar about a 23-year-old being caught in a picture with one? Oh,…

Celebrities’ spotlights too bright

Last week, America’s golden boy Michael Phelps took a dive in ratings when pictures of him taking hits from a bong surfaced on the Internet. There seemed to be a huge blowout about this incident, covered by every station from ABC to CNN to Comedy…

Letter to the Editor

Freedom of Choice Act will lead country in wrong direction Students may have noticed “What the FOCA?” fliers and T-shirts springing up this past week.  I am going to sum up what is known as the Freedom Of Choice Act, a bill President Obama has…

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