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Obama’s victory decisive, divisive

Congratulations to Barack Obama on his stunning victory this week. His team ran a competitive, and frankly amazing campaign against John McCain. In practically every category, Obama held an undisputed lead over his rival – advertising expenditures, fanatical followers and mainstream media bias, to name…

Patience thin for registration

It’s that time of year again, registration is here. While many students get their schedules ready weeks in advance, the results can be disappointing. There are probably quite a few OCD students out there who, like me, map out their four years right after orientation,…

Success comes in many forms

In a country facing economic crisis, it’s hard to be optimistic that upon graduation we’ll find a job we like and will provide us with deep pockets. But as stocks are plummeting, some individuals’ bank accounts aren’t. Christian Lander is one of these people. In…

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…

Conservative stereotypes not always accurate

Liberalism is the relentless pursuit of improving humanity. Well-intentioned policy is based disproportionately on emotion rather than fact or the lessons of history. It has been a dominant force behind movements toward equality in the past. However, left unchecked, it threatens to destroy the institutions…

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…

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…

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