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Online school pales compared to traditional college

If you have spent hours watching a late night “Law and Order: SVU” marathon recently, you have undoubtedly encountered commercials extolling the values of online college. But even in a culture dominated by electronics, an online degree cannot provide the same amount of value that a degree issued by a […]

Immigration laws not strict enough
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Immigration laws not strict enough

Most Americans have seen the recent news about the “vicious” immigration law implemented and reformed in Arizona. Demanding identification papers to constantly be carried around has led to racial profiling. Opponents argue that this leads to racism. It denies people rights! But in fact, illegal immigrants are illegal; they are […]

S.A.C. grant could solve unsustainable printing
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S.A.C. grant could solve unsustainable printing

The library is full of paper. I see it everywhere, including in the garbage and recycling containers. Some of that discarded paper measures 8.5 by 11 inches, is unwrinkled, and has one brilliantly blank and usable side. Some days, I spend long minutes staring into those bins and think to […]

Marriage threatens society, limits personal freedom
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Marriage threatens society, limits personal freedom

Since pre-recorded history, humanity has been victimized by the perceived necessity of the institution of marriage. Countless generations have been indoctrinated into believing that marriage is a rite of passage, an unbeatable testament to love, an irresistible financial advantage and an obligation for future offspring. This is a cultural myth […]

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Youth vote important as ever

If you are a young person with a shred of hope that our generation is politically powerful, this November’s election is crucial to achieving the change that Americans were promised with Obama’s election. Two years ago, the United States saw one of the strongest unifications among the 18- to 24-year […]

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Prosecution in youth cases too lenient

In Seattle only a year ago, a friendly street performer was beat to death by three unassociated and underage teens who, upon trial, were sentenced to only 72 weeks in juvenile detention because their ages kept them from being tried as adults. The brutal act appalled many Seattleites who were […]

E-books degrading traditional reading experience
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E-books degrading traditional reading experience

Picture this: it is nighttime. A small child lies in bed, her mother sitting close by. The room is filled with a soft, warm glow. “Goodnight moon, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere,” says her mother, reading from the cold  plastic and metal she holds in her hands, as it casts […]

Library painting misrepresents diversity
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Library painting misrepresents diversity

In the west wing of the Collins Memorial Library reading room, there is a painting of three young black children. The piece, entitled worlds un(sung), heads un(hung), was given the 2010 Collins Library Art Award because it promotes “ideas about diversity.” I believe that it was a mistake in judgement […]

LoggerCards contradict campus sustainability
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LoggerCards contradict campus sustainability

Ah, the predictable rant about the new ID cards. Of course. We could spend all day smacking our gums about their ridiculous layout, the disastrous lines at the info center to receive one and about how all of those poor info center workers were drowned snippy people during the already […]