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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…

Students should get off Facebook, get informed

Recently Facebook underwent a makeover, and everyone is talking about it. Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock knows about it and has either praised it or complained about it for what seems like an inordinate amount of time. The new Facebook seems to…

Clinton supporters should not be fooled by Palin

In recent months, one can hardly turn on a TV or radio without hearing about a very important voting bloc and how they might decide to cast their votes. I am referring to former Hillary Clinton supporters. Ever since the former candidate threw in the…

Stray from usual classes

All students come to college knowing they have to take certain types of classes: general education requirements, major classes and classes specific to your college. I never thought I was going to be able to take anything but communication, journalism and English classes. What most…

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