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Alleged rape victim reopens wounds at Duke

Last Friday, Crystal Mangum, the accuser in the Duke lacrosse case, re-opened a wound that was in bad need of healing. Alongside her agent, Vincent Clark, Mangum held a press conference to announce the release of her new book, in which she again claims that…

Voting important in local and national elections

As the largest demographic, you would think politicians would exploit us. Advertisers target us because they know we’ll purchase their products, and we do. However, politicians don’t spend a dime on us, probably because young people simply don’t vote. Last week, former MTV journalist Gideon…

Anti-abortion? Vote for a Democrat

A few weeks ago, the bishop in the Catholic Diocese of Scranton, Pa., wrote a letter to all his parishioners. According to the letter, which Bishop Joseph Martino required all his priests to read at every mass, voting for a candidate who supports abortion rights…

Pick up newspaper, drop remote

I know what you’re thinking: not another political column from the Scout. Not to fear, my bleary-eyed and possibly hung over readers. The spinning, pompous world of politics is woven into this piece, but you’re not going to hear flippant remarks about our newest reality…

Calling all journalism majors

I made a very important decision this week. I, the editor of the Scout, have decided to forgo studying journalism – forever. Well, maybe not forever, but as of now, I have no future plans in the discipline of journalism. This is a decision I…

No one is ever too old to love HSM

In case you didn’t know, “High School Musical 3” comes out today. I’m sure you are as excited as I am. If you are like me, you just got out of the movie theatre a few hours ago and are sacrificing sleep time for being…

All I want for Christmas is ‘locked-in’ tuition

I will always very vividly remember the events of Christmas 2005. Like every Christmas for as far back as I can recall, my family did the same things we always did. My younger brothers woke me up at what seemed like 3:30 a.m. to convince…

A guide to improved advertising

It is safe to say if the Bradley Scout didn’t exist, many students would have no idea of what is going on at the school they are pumping more than $30,000 into. The only problem with this newspaper is students find out about what has…

It’s important to protect your vote this election

On Nov. 4, millions of students like you will help choose the next president of the United States. In this historic election, students have registered in unprecedented numbers and they will be showing up at the polls in full force. The youth vote will have…

Scout endorses Obama for president

After seeing a president with the lowest approval rating in history wage an unjust war, lead the country into debt and ignore the worst natural disaster to ever hit this country, America needs a change. This country needs to be rebuilt from the ground up…

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