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My car is imperfect but loyal

I have a love/hate relationship with my car. I love it because it’s a joke on wheels, and I hate it for the same reason. My dad bought a 1994 Chevrolet Corsica in 1996, drove it for a few years, then put it in a…

Learning from past mistakes

Last week I joined the company of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. And I did it by making a mistake. We’ve all heard it before – everyone makes mistakes every day. But when it’s our turn to commit a wrongdoing that affects hundreds of our…

Department changes foreign language hour requirements

On Sept. 26, the Scout ran an article “Hours change for minors.” The Department of Foreign Languages did not undertake these changes lightly, but did so thoughtfully after lengthy research to bring our programs in line with those of our peer institutions. It is essential…

Why the press has lost its credibility

According to a Sept. 22 Gallup poll, 47 percent of Americans polled believe press coverage of this presidential race has been too liberal, 13 percent too conservative, and only 36 percent believe news coverage of the candidates is balanced. For a field that prides itself…

Editorial

A few weeks ago, a student witnessed pamphlets being distributed by the Moss-Bradley Residential Association. The pamphlet described the behaviors expected of residents living in the neighborhood. The pamphlet didn’t specify that it was meant for students only, but the conduct deemed appropriate by the…

Journalism a tough job

When I started working at the Scout about two years ago, I don’t think I knew exactly what I was getting myself into. And as I took on a larger role at the Scout, I started to learn how difficult being a journalist can be.…

Emmy Awards weren’t up to par

So did anyone actually watch the Emmys?  Pardon me, the “Primetime” Emmys. With all TV has to offer these days, how could such an awards show be such a flop?  We recently ran an article on the MTV Video Music awards and, simply put, I…

Ignorance is not bliss

America is one great big melting pot of culture and diversity. With so many different people with diverse backgrounds, you’d think Americans would be knowledgeable about foreign customs and other people’s ways of life. Sadly, this is not always the case. For Bradley students wanting…

Don’t vote the lesser evil in the upcoming election

In politics, people often use the terminology “the lesser of two evils” to express their choice for a particular political candidate not because they like them or believe in what they stand for, but rather because they feel their candidate is “less evil” than the…

Public figure should show public some respect

University Police received two phone calls complaining about noise at the Sigma Nu house late Friday night to early Saturday morning. BUPD responded to the calls and asked members of Sigma Nu and their guests to move their gathering from the house’s outdoor back patio…

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