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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...

This I Believe: Written word makes anything possible

September 28, 2009

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I believe in the word. I gave a lot—perhaps too much—thought to this sentence because I hoped to make it convey not only belief in the Word made Flesh but also belief in the power of words of breath and ink. Words can ma...

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...

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