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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…

Cost of illegal downloading is more than money

About 10 times more students were caught illegally downloading music last semester than have ever been caught in a previous semester at Bradley. As of now, students who have been caught sharing their music have been lucky and have only received warnings from the recording…

Glasser shows commitment to honesty, openness

After fearlessly disclosing her breast cancer diagnosis last semester, it would be difficult for University President Joanne Glasser to be more personally available to students. But she has found a way to outdo herself with the introduction of open office hours beginning next week. Assistant…

Violence in Israel hits close to home

After the end of finals last semester, I was definitely ready to drive home and sit in front of the TV for a few weeks. I had planned to go to Israel a few months earlier, and I found myself a little annoyed that the…

Top 10 reasons to leave Facebook

At the beginning of the school year, I bid farewell to my place in the social networking world by deactivating my Facebook account. And while I knew deleting my page would be accompanied by certain perks, I didn’t expect for it to be so satisfying…

Democracy always requires elections

Despite having a new president elected on a platform of change, politics are in a sad state in this country, and in Illinois especially. One of the most appropriate examples of this was showcased recently when disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointed Roland, er, Sen. Roland…

Campus/TAP should show students respect

Safety is one of the first things we learn. Fasten your seatbelt. Look both ways before you cross the street. Don’t talk to strangers. People who care about us teach us safe practices, because they don’t want to see us get hurt. And we obey…

Palin not answer to party problems

When Sen. John McCain picked Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate a few months ago, he intended to capture disgruntled Sen. Hillary Clinton supporters’ votes by appealing to their sense of feminism. Instead, Palin publicly undermined his campaign and his advisors. Now the election…

Bad market but good time to invest

The economy is at an all-time low for our lifetime, times are getting tough and the government apparently needs to do something about it. If you are not aware of the state of the economy, you must really be stuck in the college bubble and…

Letter to the Editor

Music has always been political  Alex Bahler’s “Rockers have opinions, too” cast my memory back to 1964 with a wistful smile of sweet nostalgia. That autumn, I was a freshman journalism student in the honors program at Marquette University, there on a Journal Star scholarship.…

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