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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 …

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 …