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Student rhymes about secret societ's holiday spirit

December 14, 2009

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Christmastime may very well be my favorite time of year, for any number of reasons. It is doubtless that almost everyone gets in the mood to be merry, and the decorating helps us all become a little brighter during the season ...

Choosing happiness over money

December 7, 2009

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Not knowing what I had gotten myself into, I trudged up the cement stairs leading to the building. I was greeted by several students and shown to a large classroom where people had already taken their seats. After sitting down, I ...

Discussing alleged 'evils of capitalism'

December 7, 2009

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All over campus and in fact throughout America and the world, I continue to hear a great deal about the evils of capitalism and what this philosophy has done to our country. I saw this argument summed up in a 2007 interview with Bost...

Criticizing Obama's lack of accomplishment

December 7, 2009

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How different from the Bush administration is the Obama administration? In the 322 days that President Obama has been the President of the United States, what exactly has he accomplished? Regrettably, I have to say not much. Let’s look at t...

Tips to avoid overspending

December 7, 2009

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During this amazing time of year, we are all acting like crazed people trying to get every item checked off our to-do lists. When deciding on a gift for a loved one, there are a variety of choices. You may not realize it, bu...

Theft around 'Mercy World' causes concern

December 7, 2009

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This past weekend, a good friend of mine had his coat stolen from a party. In complete shock in disbelief, he is now walking through the bitter cold of Erie in just a fleece. When referring back to the situation, he has repeatedly sa...

Furious and fed up with spoiled students

November 2, 2009

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It’s been two months since Parkhurst came to Mercyhurst and I’ve had enough. Not of Parkhurst, but of the students. People have noticed they can leave comments about the cafeteria and the posted comments clearly show how sp...

Countries get away with 'accidental' invasions

November 2, 2009

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There are countries on this planet that could get away with the political equivalent of murder, and then there are others that, very simply, must tip-toe through the daisies with the international community for fear of irking so...

Studying pays off

November 2, 2009

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Knowing that I couldn’t put it off any longer, I grudgingly walked over to the shelving unit where I keep all of my magazines and course books. With a loud sigh, I sat down in front of them. As I began to extend my arm to...

Staying healthy in workaholic environment

November 2, 2009

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Starting my freshman year, I had an obsession to excel in my academics. I became a perfectionist to the point of destroying my health. My close friends and family will tell you that I spun out of control and that my grade point av...

Thomas Kubica

October 28, 2009

Filed under Opinion

Judge Napolitano speaks at campaign earlier this month at Liberty's Northeast Regional Conference.

Thomas Kubica

October 27, 2009

Filed under Opinion

A Regional Coordinators from Pa. gives an introduction before the premiere of "For Liberty" at the Liberty convention earlier this month.

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