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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 …

Thursday, April 19th, 2012, 12:49 am in Opinion
By Mackenzie Rawcliffe

This is my last column after a year of writing about sustainability on campus and in my life.
I won’t lie — at times it has been a bit of a struggle to find things to write …

Sunday, April 15th, 2012, 11:56 pm in Opinion
By Erin McCann

Gap. Overpriced clothing made by sweatshop laborers in India? Try again.
A space between two things? Getting warmer.
Gap between neuronal firings? Gap between critical thought and unquestioning subservience of the mind? Almost there.
Gap between respecting the rights …

Thursday, April 12th, 2012, 12:44 am in Opinion
By Mike Emery

The race for the Republican presidential nomination finally ended Tuesday when Rick Santorum suspended his campaign. Santorum’s announcement means the inevitable has become reality: Mitt Romney will oppose President Barack Obama in November’s general election.
Santorum didn’t …

Thursday, April 12th, 2012, 12:39 am in Opinion
By Mackenzie Rawcliffe

Oh, April — the month of spring awakening and stressful test-taking.
Indeed, right now it’s hard to think of much beyond May 4, but that day will come sooner than you think. It’s good to be emotionally …

Thursday, April 5th, 2012, 12:48 am in Opinion
By Mike Emery

A little more than a year ago, pro-democracy protests popped up all over the Arab world, from Morocco in Northern Africa to Oman at the eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula.
These demonstrations had varying levels of …

Thursday, April 5th, 2012, 12:46 am in Opinion
By Mackenzie Rawcliffe

There’s a cool new art installation outside of Neville Hall. I hope it’s the start of a trend.
It’s a rare day that something on campus excites me like this — which is hard to believe for …

Thursday, March 29th, 2012, 12:28 am in Opinion
By Mackenzie Rawcliffe

Around 4 a.m. on Monday, I thought I was having a heart attack.
I had gotten home late from work on Sunday when I felt a sharp pain and tightness in my chest that lasted for at …

Thursday, March 29th, 2012, 12:25 am in Opinion
By Mike Emery

Something important is happening in Washington, D.C. All week long, the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in the case of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida, a suit brought forth by 26 …