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Why not a public option?

Can there really be true healthcare reform without including a public option? The case for the public option provision in an upcoming healthcare bill took another blow on Tuesday, when the Senate Finance Committee rejected both Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) bills which included a public option.

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A healthier side to life

A healthier side to life

America is so reliant on fast food that we insist that there be outlets throughout the country dishing out this “poison” to the masses.

A leash in place of parenting

A leash in place of parenting

I was a leash child. It is embarrassing and shameful to admit, of course, but it still exists today. I remember having a bright pink colored strap placed around my wrist every time I would be taken out of my safe, cozy home to heavily populated areas.

Comfortable and fashionable

Comfortable and fashionable

Many women have traded in their sexy stilettos for a pair of fashionable flats. Many new hip and upcoming designers – and even some classic designers, have come out with fresh, modern designs.

Overdrafts no longer a nightmare

Overdrafts no longer a nightmare

Banks have always been a person’s best friend, or worst enemy. And lately, banks have not been enjoying the limelight during the economic recession and the public’s ire at being bailed out while other industries were left to go bankrupt, leaving the banks to reassess many of their policies that, while it benefitted them during the economic boom, now are dragging them down, such as overdraft fees. Bank of America is one of two banks that have been in the news lately for reducing overdraft fees, along with JPMorgan Chase.

Dreaming of a green Christmas

Dreaming of a green Christmas

In December, world leaders will meet in Copenhagen to discuss, and hopefully implement, a new set of regulations to confront global warming. However, this incredibly important meeting is on pace to be no different than any of the other world conversations about this issue, meaning a lot of rhetoric but little action.

At a loss for souvenirs

At a loss for souvenirs

While in Madrid this summer, my family and I decided to attend the presentation of the world’s highest paid soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.

Preparing for the future

Preparing for the future

Many students may feel the same way I am feeling: overwhelmed and stressed. It seems like this semester all I have to look forward to is an overwhelming load of school work and projects.

Waste less, go trayless

Many colleges have adopted a new habit in campus dining halls and guess what, it’s eco-friendly: Going trayless at the dining hall.

Bring NASA back down to Earth

Bring NASA back down to Earth

Within the past couple weeks several announcements have been made about the progress of NASA and their plans for space exploration.

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