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Outrage over changes in Egan Dining Hall and Laker Inn

October 25, 2009

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A new ruling enacted earlier this month regarding board equivalency at the Laker was passed by … well, no one really knows whom. Apparently the dining hall can do whatever they want. I’m a little biased because I already h...

Bullying still exists in college cafeteria

October 19, 2009

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As I dressed in my grade school uniform, I tried to drown out the “first day of school” lecture my mother gave annually. “Smile, sit in the front row, make sure your dress isn’t tucked into your underwear when you leave th...

'Hurst freshman finds out that size matters

October 19, 2009

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After walking for what seemed like an eternity, I stopped dead in my tracks, dumbfounded by what I saw. “Wow,” I whispered as I craned my neck toward the sky, gawking at the towering building. Although I heard my name b...

Swine flu can't be avoided

October 19, 2009

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Now, all of us who live on campus received notifications about how to avoid contracting the H1N1 Virus. I’d be willing to bet the students on other campuses in the area, particularly Penn State Behrend, received a lot of le...

Feeling hopeful after Liberty convention

October 19, 2009

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A few weeks ago, I attended the Campaign for Liberty’s Northeast Regional Conference in Valley Forge. I was on the ropes for quite some time about going and signed up at what was essentially the last minute. Looking back, I c...

This I Believe: Honoring a professor for shaping a life

October 12, 2009

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I believe in Dr. Mary Hembrow Snyder. With so many pundits, politicos and everyday people out there shouting information at us about what to believe and all the varying religious and non-religious faiths, it is sometimes hard to f...

Politcal bashing becomes over-vocalized

October 12, 2009

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Politics have never been my strong suit. I find it all depressing -the way the focal point of our government is based on mistakes, shortcomings and scandals. As an educated person, I want to be honest. I would not be able to te...

Criticizing the knowledge of our nation

October 12, 2009

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Most people don’t think in distinct, specific concepts. They “think” (if it can be called that) in vague blobs of mush. They can’t follow simple trains of logic and have a complete lack of clarity of thought. For example, ...

There is no place like home

October 12, 2009

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It’s 11:30 in the morning and I just woke up. Slightly groggy, I begin to wonder where I am. I turn my head to the right and see a large window instead of another bed. In front of me, a dresser has replaced the desk that...

Defining Devin Ruic

October 12, 2009

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Here’s a history lesson for you. Whether you love or hate what I write, when I get political I always think it is a good idea to know where a person comes from. This week I’m simply writing about how I became the person I ...

Zap2it.com

October 6, 2009

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Reviewing Michael Moore's politcally incorrect film

October 5, 2009

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Capitalism is an evil, and you can't regulate evil.” -Michael Moore “Under a capitalist system, financial institutions would not have been intimidated or encouraged into making risky loans and neither would they have...

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