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Mass violence asks answerless questions

April 18, 2014

Whenever there is an episode of mass violence, as has been happening all too frequently recently, the first thing I do is brace myself for the offensive media frenzy that will surround it. This is not...

Put more thought into 'clean' eating

April 10, 2014

American eating habits are terrible. We have so much food that we are able to eat for the sake of eating, rather than for nutritional purposes. Foods are crammed with chemicals, preservatives, additives...

History repeats with government shutdown

October 8, 2013

This is not the first time the United States federal government has been shut down. This is not even the first time it’s been shut down by a Republican controlled House of Representatives to prevent...

Letter to the Editor: Equality in history

Letter to the Editor: Equality in history

October 8, 2013

To the Editor: In his 9/26 column (“Gender Tough Subject in High School Athletics”), in order to demonstrate a historical pattern of gender inequity in sports, Daniel Hamilton stated that “The ancient...

Gender still tough subject in sports

September 24, 2013

Last month, Pennsylvania judges prepared to ban boys from competing in girls’ sports, but not girls from competing in boys’ sports. The issue of gender in sports has always been a hot topic. The ancient...

Legalization could be most logical choice

September 9, 2013

There have been many recent progressive changes to the way marijuana has been treated legally and socially around the United States. Several states have made use of the drug legal in instances where it...

$21 million better spent elsewhere

September 3, 2013

$21 million is a lot of money. It would take a person making $50,000 a year 420 years to make $21 million . With $21 million, you could buy 21 million cheeseburgers, or 7 Bugatti Veyrons (and still have...

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