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Accepting and embracing others

January 25, 2010

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Victoria GricksIt was a typical Friday afternoon: Class just ended and I had a lot to do before leaving for Holiday Valley. Knowing that, I grabbed my things and rushed out of Hirt, because there was no time to waste. Walking slightly faster than usual, I made m...

Problems increase with student loans

January 25, 2010

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Thomas KubicaEver complain to a counselor about tuition hikes? The typical answer you get is: “You can just get a loan.” This type of thinking is hiking up rates horrendously. As unemployment rates continue to rise, they're rising particularly rapidly among ...

Hiding behind technology

January 25, 2010

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Jordan ZangaroThink about the big moments in your life, both good and bad. Think about your biggest mistake and when you finally had to tell someone. Or, think about when a beautiful girl or handsome boy that caught your eye and you wanted the chance to tal...

Victoria Gricks

January 20, 2010

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Thomas Kubica

January 20, 2010

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Devin Ruic

January 20, 2010

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Jordan Zangaro

January 20, 2010

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Memories to last a lifetime

January 18, 2010

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Jordan ZangaroI wrapped my scarf a little tighter to keep the wind off my chest and tucked my Tube pass back in my purse. I walked up the beautiful stone stairs that were covered with tourists and locals eating lunch and enjoying the beautiful sunshine. I p...

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...

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