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Sunday, September 28th, 2014, 4:37 pm

Misrepresented history: the legacy of Huey P. Newton


In light of a recent op-ed I wrote on police targeting of inner city black people, I felt it was an appropriate time to reflect on the legacy of the Black Panther Party and its founder, …

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Sunday, September 28th, 2014, 4:36 pm

The supremacy of ego


The foundation of the Western liberal tradition is property rights. To paraphrase Machiavelli, a man will sooner forgive the death of a parent than the seizure of his patronage. One can’t choose one’s parents. One can …

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Sunday, September 28th, 2014, 4:35 pm

Editorial: Sexual and domestic assault organizations are an important resource


Friday’s Rock Against Rape concert, sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon, marked the 10th year anniversary of the event, which benefits Spruce Run and Rape Response Services. These two organizations spread awareness and offer various help and …

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Sunday, September 28th, 2014, 4:34 pm

The trouble with feminism


On Sept. 20, 2014 famed actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson delivered a rousing war cry for her new campaign “HeForShe.”
By saying, “Gender equality is your issue too,” Miss Watson attempted to rally the male …

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Sunday, September 21st, 2014, 6:05 pm

The duality of values and the soul


What is the soul? This is a question debated extensively by the most erudite minds across time, yet no consensus exists. Perhaps this is because the soul, as a personal, intimate entity, cannot be measured empirically, …

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Sunday, September 21st, 2014, 6:04 pm

iPhone 6 is a blessing of capitalism


Matthew Pinkham, Opinion Columnist
Apple launched the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last Friday to a fervor that was seen around the world. Four million people pre-ordered the phone in the first 24 hours of availability. Thousands …

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Sunday, September 21st, 2014, 6:03 pm

US is insincere about stopping ISIS


Stuart Higgins, Opinion Columnist
During the start of the First Gulf War, former President George H.W. Bush sent fighter jets to bomb Iraq in response to Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait. At that time, journalist Christopher Hitchens …

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Sunday, September 21st, 2014, 6:02 pm

Sincere compliments can make a big impact


Cameron Grover, Opinion Columnist
No matter who you are, there will be something you notice about everybody. Be it hair or nails or clothes, accents, eyes: something will make a first impression. There is something that matters …

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Sunday, September 21st, 2014, 6:01 pm

Editorial: President Hunter provides new yet stable leadership in tough times for university


When Susan Hunter was appointed the 20th president of the University of Maine on June 17, the change of leadership represented both a new era of leadership and a continuation of a long career.
Hunter, who officially …

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Sunday, September 14th, 2014, 3:52 pm

The morality of statism: a clarion anti-statist call


President Obama’s record on acting within the carefully delineated lines of the Constitution is abysmal. The vaunted annals of American executive leadership is rife with individuals who stretch their authority, but it would be hard to …

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