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Plea for grilled chicken

January 12, 2010

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The line may have been long, but it wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle. I mean, Egan at 5:30 at night was almost always a madhouse, so waiting an extra 10 minutes didn’t really bother me, especially with my friends there to...

Conservatives' belief in 'small' government one of convenience

January 12, 2010

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Some time ago, I heard it said that “conservatives” only hated the government when it offered people a crutch, not when it clubbed them. I think there’s a lot of truth in that. Listening to most people who consider themselves co...

Merciad staff responds to Baker's assertions

December 16, 2009

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The Merciad staff apologizes to anyone offended by last week’s advertising promoting SpringBreakMax.com. We in no way “condone the binge drinking and ‘hooking up’ culture” represented in the advertisement, as Mr. Ba...

Response to the MTV Spring Break Ad

December 15, 2009

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For many Americans the images of last week’s paid advertisement for MTV’s SpringBreakMax.com are “normal.” No big deal, right? There was no blatant nudity and no one can prove from the pictures what was in all those pl...

Losing traditions make student appreciative

December 14, 2009

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My family has some traditions that drive me up a wall. I cannot tell you the number of times I have rolled my eyes at my mom when she makes my three siblings and me come downstairs and decorate the Christmas tree. We each have...

This I Believe: Power through loyalty

December 14, 2009

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I believe in loyalty. Loyalty is a devotion or allegiance to someone or something and should be expressed in both thought and action. I think of one who shows loyalty as one with strength of character, sound will and someone to...

Overcoming life's obstacles

December 14, 2009

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I had two options. First, I could ask the attendant to let me take the lift back to the main part of Seven Springs. Second, I could actually attempt to make it down the mountain by myself. Don’t ask me why, but I chose the ...

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...

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