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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...

Obesity sweeps the country

October 5, 2009

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Last week, my roommate shared a piece of information with me that blew my mind: According to an article she read, two-thirds of our country is overweight and one-third is obese. Upon hearing this information, I started to laugh....

Strangers in the night: 'Hurst's secret society

October 5, 2009

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Black hooded figures stalk the night, delivering tidings of their own design to both students and faculty. For the most part, their activities go unnoticed to the students of the college, but that, too, is by design. From bu...

Paving the way to pursue dreams

October 5, 2009

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Walking down Fashion Avenue in New York City, I was awed by the enormous buildings, bright lights and the amount of people rushing to get from point A to point B. My head was spinning as I saw Tiffany & Co. headquarters, Bl...

Ultrabrown.com

September 29, 2009

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President Bush morphing into President Obama perfectly displays the points Kubica makes in this article.

Pampered freshman to senior cast-out: the final move in day

September 28, 2009

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I can still recall move-in day my freshman year of college, a new beginning. As my parents pulled our overstuffed car into the parking lot, I was faced with a wave of nausea and fear at the thought of what laid ahead. My parents lo...

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