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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…

Gossip not covered under First Amendment

Imagine you’re surfing the Internet, and you find your name on a Web site. It’s not a good Web site, but a site that allows people to gossip freely, and your name is found under the topic “Biggest B——.” How would that make you feel?…

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…

Obama too cool to lose election

Ladies and gentlemen, the results are in – the next President of the United States of grand ol’ America is – Sen. Barack Obama! Through careful investigations and many countless hours spent in the glass cubed rooms on the second floor of Cullom-Davis Library where…

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…

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