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Sunday, April 5th, 2015, 8:15 pm in Opinion
By Congressman Bruce Poliquin

I understand, first-hand, how expensive it is to attend college. Like many of you, I only made it through college because of scholarships and working multiple jobs.
During the school year, I would clean bathrooms and bus …

Sunday, April 5th, 2015, 8:13 pm in Opinion
By Matthew Pinkham

The meaning of the word “work” varies given any number of contexts. In the mechanical definition, work is force applied to an object with result. In another sense of the word, work is to apply effort …

Sunday, April 5th, 2015, 8:11 pm in Opinion
By Cameron Grover

Working with children for the past eight years in different capacities has taught me many things. I have learned what people do and do not want to be and hear in their formative years. Positive praise …

Sunday, April 5th, 2015, 8:10 pm in Opinion
By Allyson Eslin

It’s easy to forget that the democratic countries of the world, the United States in particular, are both incredibly lucky and incredibly sheltered from the harsh necessity of remaining informed about political life that exists elsewhere …

Sunday, April 5th, 2015, 8:07 pm in Opinion
By Abigail Bennett, UMaine College Republican Chair

As a college student from rural Maine, I am proud to be represented in Congress by Representative Bruce Poliquin. Poliquin is a small business owner, a father who sent his son through college and a smart, …

Sunday, March 29th, 2015, 7:46 pm in Opinion
By Nathaniel Trask

Actors and actresses in those blockbuster films you watch every summer probably started out by appearing in productions at their community theater. Professional athletes of all sports started out by playing on their hometown teams. Music …

Sunday, March 29th, 2015, 7:44 pm in Opinion
By Katherine Revello

There seems to be a consensus in modern America that the culture of government is so bifurcated, so antagonistic that partisan bickering stymies any action. Or so the bloviating media commentators incessantly claim, often citing the …

Sunday, March 29th, 2015, 7:43 pm in Opinion
By Matthew Pinkham

Effort and will define man’s self-worth. When man defines his image of self-worth, the lofty beliefs and credo are largely divined by experience. There is, however, a crucial component that precipitates any call to arms or …

Sunday, March 29th, 2015, 7:41 pm in Opinion
By Cameron Grover

Many of the students here at UMaine, myself included, are lucky enough to have grown up in a time when women are funny. Don’t get me wrong: women were always funny. Though it’s said that the …

Sunday, March 29th, 2015, 7:40 pm in Opinion
By Allyson Eslin

Rhetoric has long supposed that if a person cares about something “trivial” — a dress, a band, a television show — this person is somehow detracting from their ability to seriously consider other issues of more …