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An urgency to unite for ’10 graduates

An urgency to unite for ’10 graduates

For a group that will graduate at the beginning of a new decade, we the class of 2010 need to be known as the class of decision makers. Decisions by graduating men and women who demand answers before it is too late and reject tepid responses to distressing problems. Decisions by intellectuals who realize that […]

Time to break the handcuffs in Washington

Time to break the handcuffs in Washington

Hey Washington, now is your time. No longer do you have to be handcuffed by the players on Wall Street and their big bonuses, high-risk lending and investing or deceptive packages sold to millions of people.

Cuts in education cut down the future

Cuts in education cut down the future

If there ever was a time to question the priorities of the United States it is now. Massive unemployment, political partisanship and ongoing debate as to why the financial system collapsed have riddled Washington. However a leading indicator of what our country has evolved into can be found in the allocation of how we spend money.

Marchers' anger based on misconceptions

Marchers' anger based on misconceptions

Gun rights activists and the tea party movement took center stage last week to demonstrate how angry they are at the current administration. While both groups are, on the surface, unrelated to one another, they share something more than just being on the right of the political spectrum; they are outraged at the perceived role of government in our lives.

Bookstore voices say no to the Kindle

Lately I have been contemplating buying a Kindle, the e-reader created by Amazon. But it has its perks and its disadvantages.

First steps may not leave big prints

First steps may not leave big prints

After going through the reform process, it still seems like an initial step to improve the American health care system; a first step in the direction of universal health care, something that many feel is the only moral ends to reform.

Gossip consumption leaves real news in the dark

Gossip consumption leaves real news in the dark

The Web site minonline.com, a marketing publication that rates successes and failures throughout the media, released their results on which magazine covers were the best and worst sellers in 2009. A year that saw continuing economic disaster, the ongoing battle of fighting two wars and relentless debate on trying to reform a major sector of our social lives, health care, magazines that were actually bought by the most people had very little to do with these issues.

Vacation Down Under

Vacation Down Under

This spring break led me on my most memorable trip yet, to the land down under, Australia.

Wanted: One good candidate

Wanted: One good candidate

California must be in really bad shape. Every day I read something that highlights that point, but the Golden State’s deep problems might be indicative of the group of politicians running for governor this year.

A whale of a problem

A whale of a problem

It was terribly sad to hear the news about Dawn Brancheau, the SeaWorld whale trainer who was drowned by one of the show’s orcas last week. It’s hard to imagine what her family is going through at this moment.

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