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Monday, September 9th, 2013, 10:07 am in Opinion
By Derrick Rossignol

Mom and Dad finally finished helping you move all of your clothes, bed sheets, Xbox games, Kim Kardashian posters and whatever other bits of home you decided would be fitting for your first dorm room. A …


Monday, September 9th, 2013, 9:56 am in Opinion
By Antonio Addessi

Thinking back to when I moved to Orono last year, it’s clear that things have changed. The cities around the Bangor area have been expanding. New buildings for businesses have gone up and roads have been …


Monday, April 15th, 2013, 3:36 am in Opinion
North Korea an example of problems with lack of freedoms
By Jeri Cosgrove

Censorship is a very real thing. The topic is particularly relevant in regard to the recent “reemergence” of North Korea — the lovechild of the overzealous dictatorial state and world news outlets. We, in the Western …


Monday, April 15th, 2013, 3:35 am in Opinion
By Antonio Addessi

The last place budget cuts should be made is in education. Education is the most important part of our society. Without it, we wouldn’t have a society altogether. Communities need to come together to stand against …


Monday, April 15th, 2013, 3:34 am in Opinion
Lack of real leaders reason that communist regimes remain
By Katherine Revello

Last week saw the passing of England’s ferocious Iron Lady, former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher was the last of the Cold War’s triumvirate leaders, tremendously bold world leaders, who stood against the spread of …


Monday, April 15th, 2013, 3:32 am in Opinion
By Logan Nee

This is exactly what we wanted to hear on weekend talk shows: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is finally “hopeful” about an immigration deal after a series of unpromising reconsiderations.
Rubio assumed the focal position of comprehensive immigration …


Monday, April 23rd, 2012, 12:50 am in Opinion
By Erin McCann

A few years ago, when my grandmother lived with my family, my mother would often set her up on Skype to talk to her grandchildren.
I’ve never seen her beautiful eyes get so big.
“Erin, I see you …


Monday, April 23rd, 2012, 12:49 am in Opinion
By Noel Madore

Mitt Romney pays a much lower tax rate than people who earn about as much as he does in one hour, without even having a job.
Fox News and its pundits have recently cried “class warfare” in …


Thursday, April 19th, 2012, 12:54 am in Opinion
By Mike Emery

This week, the most unpopular date on the calendar came and went.
I’m speaking of Tax Day, the day when the federal government sees fit to return some of its citizens’ money to them. This is a …


Thursday, April 19th, 2012, 12:52 am in Opinion
By Katelyn Melanson

While browsing the Internet recently, I ran into a website that I found extremely disturbing.
The site proclaimed to be “pro-ana,” so I did a little research and discovered this meant the website advocated for anorexia or …