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Obama repeats Bush's shortcomings

September 28, 2009

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Ultrabrown.com: President Bush morphing into President Obama perfectly displays the points Kubica makes in this article. I believe in the free speech that liberals used to believe in, the economic freedom that conservatives ...

Living up the freshman life brings loss of responsibility

September 28, 2009

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Like most other 18-year-olds in their senior year of high school, I viewed college as a way of escape. I was tired of my hometown and despised everything about it: the absence of diversity, the abundance of gossip and the simpl...

New Facebook application strikes panic in stalkers

September 21, 2009

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I became an obsessive, dedicated member of the Facebook community the week I started at Mercyhurst College. In all honesty, I check my Facebook between 10-15 times a day and I am positive most of my fellow classmates are around th...

Lost in translation: Student clarifies previous controversial article

September 21, 2009

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Apparently I’m controversial. If you had spent last weekend with me, back in Cleveland enjoying a weekend with my family, you probably wouldn’t think so – unless you’re a Toledo fan. However, through the wonderful thing tha...

The vicious cycle of procrastination never ends

September 21, 2009

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Scanning my room, I notice an assortment of things – a bag from Giant Eagle, filled with food from my roommate’s mom; Señor Frogs, the Betta fish that doesn’t enjoy swimming; and Domo, the hideous stuffed animal given to...

The U.S. economy: In ruins since 1913

September 21, 2009

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The same people who laughed at Peter Schiff and Ron Paul's warnings of the now ongoing economic catastrophe are concerned that the government-licensed central bank's freedom and independence are at stake. The Wall Street Journal t...

Time running out for senior job search

September 14, 2009

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Since I was 16, I knew I wanted to be a writer. I have worked hard and I have seized every opportunity placed in front of me. My confidence in my ability to write and produce has sky-rocketed as I deal with the two each day. I ...

Million-person tea party goes unnoticed

September 14, 2009

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Would you believe me if I told you more than 1 million people, some say even near 2 million, people marched on Washington, D.C., this past Saturday? Glancing at the front pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, MSN...

RV crew tours land of the free

September 14, 2009

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I recently had the pleasure of viewing the wonderful freedom-seeking documentary, "The Motorhome Diaries." It is the story of three friends, Jason, Adam and Pete, who took to the road in spring of this year to search for freedom in...

Did Mercyhurst forget September 11?

September 14, 2009

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I remember everything as if it happened yesterday: I was 10 years old and in fifth grade. By lunchtime, almost half of the kids in my class had been taken out of school. None of the teachers would tell me what was going on, bu...

Startling statistics on 'Hurst safety

September 8, 2009

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  Mercyhurst College is traditionally considered a 'safe' campus - well-advertised are its Police & Safety personnel as well as its multitude of security cameras and so-called "Blue-Lights," supposed to aid in the...

Studying abroad makes student appreciate 'Hurst

September 8, 2009

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I picked up my suitcase at baggage claim in Heathrow Airport in London, England, walked out into the rain, called over my first cab and got in. The kind British cab driver asked me in his welcoming accent, “So are all A...

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