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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…

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…

Forget cars – all you need is a bus

I am one of Bradley’s many car-less wonders. That’s right, my ID doesn’t open the parking deck gates and an extra set of keys doesn’t adorn my Bradley-approved lanyard. Like many others on campus, my only personal mode of transportation has been relegated to walking.…

U.S. can’t ignore genocide

After the atrocities of the Holocaust, the world made a promise. Never again was our simple declaration. Never again would we turn a blind eye to the injustice and devastation of genocide and inhumanity. More than 60 years later, we have done just that. Repeatedly…

Chivalry is as good as dead

I’ve learned to face the facts – we live in a male-dominated society. However, women have been making their mark in the history books. Our nation’s next vice president could possibly be a female. On a more local note, Bradley’s founder, president and student body…

Avoid JuicyCampus, express opinions in more productive ways

A very basic principle among scientists is the “Butterfly Effect.”  The theory of this effect is that the graceful flutter of a butterfly’s wings affects the cyclical events of the earth, all around the world. The Web site JuicyCampus.com would be a perfect example of…

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