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History repeating itself: Comparing elections from different centuries

January 18, 2010

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Thomas KubicaAs a libertarian, my politics are very close to the Old Right, and an Old Right man not read enough is Frank Chodorov, a libertarian's libertarian who believed in individualism and distrusted all political power. He helped found the Intercollegiate ...

Calling out campus slobs

January 18, 2010

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Devin RuicThere’s something that bothers me on a more visceral level than any political disagreement with any politician ever could. While I may become vocal in my discontent from time to time with policies adopted by the Congress, or advocated by the president...

Embracing quirky qualities

January 18, 2010

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Victoria GricksAfter grabbing my textbook and binder from my locker, I slammed the door shut and made sure the lock was secure. Yes, I was one of those nerds who believed that the entire world wanted to steal my stuff and sell it on eBay. I was in high school. ...

This I Believe: Acceptance through gratitude

January 18, 2010

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I believe in the combination of acceptance and gratitude. If I have these two things in my life, I will be happy. If I can accept life, I am off to a good start. I try not to fight things in my life that I cannot control, also know...

Beating the blues with laughter

January 12, 2010

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The winter, especially in Erie, gives me the blues. Our big breaks are over and our “Spring Break” is in February. I walked around in a bad mood a majority of the time while my work piles up and I am desperately trying to...

Plea for grilled chicken

January 12, 2010

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The line may have been long, but it wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle. I mean, Egan at 5:30 at night was almost always a madhouse, so waiting an extra 10 minutes didn’t really bother me, especially with my friends there to...

Conservatives' belief in 'small' government one of convenience

January 12, 2010

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Some time ago, I heard it said that “conservatives” only hated the government when it offered people a crutch, not when it clubbed them. I think there’s a lot of truth in that. Listening to most people who consider themselves co...

Merciad staff responds to Baker's assertions

December 16, 2009

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The Merciad staff apologizes to anyone offended by last week’s advertising promoting SpringBreakMax.com. We in no way “condone the binge drinking and ‘hooking up’ culture” represented in the advertisement, as Mr. Ba...

Response to the MTV Spring Break Ad

December 15, 2009

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For many Americans the images of last week’s paid advertisement for MTV’s SpringBreakMax.com are “normal.” No big deal, right? There was no blatant nudity and no one can prove from the pictures what was in all those pl...

Losing traditions make student appreciative

December 14, 2009

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My family has some traditions that drive me up a wall. I cannot tell you the number of times I have rolled my eyes at my mom when she makes my three siblings and me come downstairs and decorate the Christmas tree. We each have...

This I Believe: Power through loyalty

December 14, 2009

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I believe in loyalty. Loyalty is a devotion or allegiance to someone or something and should be expressed in both thought and action. I think of one who shows loyalty as one with strength of character, sound will and someone to...

Overcoming life's obstacles

December 14, 2009

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I had two options. First, I could ask the attendant to let me take the lift back to the main part of Seven Springs. Second, I could actually attempt to make it down the mountain by myself. Don’t ask me why, but I chose the ...

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