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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...

Audit the Fed

September 7, 2009

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The central bank of the United States government - the Federal Reserve - thinks it needs a lobbyist to work in Congress against Dr. Ron Paul. The Fed hired an ex-Enron lobbyist to polish its public image. What a great achieveme...

'Hurst in breach of housing contract

September 7, 2009

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I’m upset that I’ll never get to live in the Holiday Inn that now masquerades as Mercyhurst’s freshman dorm.  I do get some solace, however, that I’m living in one of the nice townhouses on East 41...

Problematic drinking age for freshman

September 7, 2009

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It’s Saturday evening.  For most people, this signifies the end of a workday, when they can finally put some comfortable clothes on and relax.  But you’re not ‘most people.’ You’re...

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