April 5, 2020

Intellectualism discouraged by corporate media

March 31, 2004 Matt McDowell 0

We have let ourselves become complacent, and taken it to heart that somehow those of us who are more intelligent and in the know are somehow to be watched with the utmost suspicion.

Those of us, for example, who do not take what we see in the media or in our textbooks as gospel are routinely derided as freaks and hysterics who should just keep our mouths shut and stop rocking the boat. […]

Gay marriage is a vital step towards equality

February 11, 2004 Jaclyn English 0

On Feb. 5, the Supreme Court of Massachusetts declared it would no longer offer “civil unions” instead of marriage for same-sex couples. This change further clarified a Nov. 18 decision that overturned Massachusetts’s opposite-sex only marriage law.

In response, according to the Boston Globe, nearly 2,000 people participated in protest rallies against the ruling. […]

Women and children are being targeted in Juarez

February 11, 2004 Kevin Semanick 0

Every time a child is missing, the country turns its eyes. Authorities hold press conferences and threaten punishment on the kidnappers.

The media plastered the face of Elizabeth Smart everywhere, while cops and community members created armies of lines to search for her. […]

Minus Cupid: We’re better off without love

February 11, 2004 Zac Goldstein 0

Valentine’s Day is here once again to remind me why I don’t believe in love.

Granted, that might seem like an overly cynical declaration from someone too inexperienced to know what he is talking about, but I’ve thought enough about it to believe what I say is true. […]

History of Scottish nationalism

February 11, 2004 Matt McDowell 0

Scottish nationalism is not exactly a hot-button issue in the United States.

Nevertheless, it is an interesting movement (largely unknown to us) that has taken shape north of the English border with the weakening of Tony Blair’s New Labor movement and the nosedive of the Conservative party after Margaret Thatcher’s leadership. […]

Being involved — low cost but high dividends

February 4, 2004 Kelly Meisberger 0

Have you ever had one of those “I guess you had to be there” moments?

You tell your friends something that happened in class, but it’s as if you’re conversing with some unengaged gelatinous species that just doesn’t get it.

And try as you might, you can’t make it funny, you can’t make them care, because they had to experience it for themselves. […]

Bush’s new immigration plan caters to criminals

February 4, 2004 Matt Esposito 0

There has been much said about the president’s new amnesty program for illegal immigrants.

Some have praised it, stating that it is a step in the right direction. Others have lambasted it, saying that it’s the first step in making America a Third-World nation. […]

Democrats neglect to address issues of race, class

February 4, 2004 Matt McDowell 0

The Democrats have an issue on their hands when it comes to the credibility of whichever candidate is nominated. The subject of race is not one that is often discussed within the party, not even when attempting to win votes.

As we well know, this is largely because minorities have little play in special interest money given to both parties. […]

Inconsistencies surround presidential race

February 4, 2004 Zac Goldstein 0

Everyone grab a rifle: it’s hunting … er … campaigning season.

With the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary behind us, the race to select a Democratic candidate has been watched with unbearable scrutiny.

Meanwhile, George “Dubbya” Bush has been holding court for three years and is gearing up for a re-election bid. […]

I guess I’ll sleep when I’m dead

November 18, 2003 Heather Altz 0

I guess I’ll sleep when I’m dead.

Someone famous said that – I don’t care enough to find out who, but never was there a truer statement made.

College students are notorious for the abuse they put their body through. Some people drink, some smoke and others order greasy take out in the early morning hours. […]

Scheduling around sleep

November 18, 2003 Kristina Fiore 0

I remember when I was little and used to want to wake up at the crack of dawn on Saturday mornings.

Now, I usually just get into bed at the crack of dawn on Saturdays.

Of course, as we get older, we have different interests (I no longer need to be awake to watch Smurfs), so our schedules are going to be different. […]

The first amendment protects all speech

November 11, 2003 Lindsay Scarborough 0

I like to think that a college campus is the one place where everyone is free to express their views without fear of retaliation.

We’re in our politically-correct bubble, where everyone has come to let their opinions be heard and learn from each other. […]

…Except food and healthcare

November 11, 2003 Donna Kardos 0

Of course it is optimal to think about career choices in terms of what one enjoys and would like to do more than anything for the rest of his or her life.

However, most people also have some goals in mind. For me, these include a family, children, and the contented feeling of security. […]

America is justified in its foreign policy

November 11, 2003 Matt Esposito 0

A common idea among many think tanks today is that America should leave the world alone and stay out of world affairs.

Isolationist thinking has come to the surface especially after U.S. forces invaded Iraq. I heard people utter this sentiment many times with expressions such as, “Why is America such a bully?” or “Everybody hates us now after we have gone into Iraq!” and finally, “bring the troops home!”

First of all, the United States is the most powerful, influential and wealthy superpower on earth. […]

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