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Occupiers need to focus up

It’s been hard to miss some exposure to the month-long Occupy Wall Street protests. Their camp-out in Manhattan’s Financial District has inspired similar movements across the country. As the protests amass powerful...


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It's time we ash out the pot debate. Let's legalize marijuana.

With this column I may burn professional bridges. I may go home for Thanksgiving break and get an NYPD-level drug test from my parents. Professors may look at me differently and my...


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The plight of "Occupy Wall Street"

The ability to protest is a right granted to all U.S. citizens, thanks to that always-handy First Amendment. Although the word causes most to recall the struggles of a colorful and charismatic...


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Redefining the term "Easy A"

Have you ever asked yourself what the point of college is? If your answer is “to get a good job,” then you’re here for all the wrong reasons; you’re probably just doing...


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L.I. cheaters shed light on societal pressures

Recently, a handful of students at Great Neck North High School, a school located in a particularly affluent Long Island suburb, were busted for allegedly participating in a SAT cheating ring. While...


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Making practical use of Dickinson Dining Hall

I couldn’t help but smile the other day as I peered into what was once the Dickinson Dining Hall, whereupon I saw a group of middle-aged women working out to a stereo...


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Nets, new faculty and a "Community in Recovery"

For better or worse, plenty has been making headlines in our short respite. ...


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Davis case is mark of injustice

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, Troy Davis died, and along with him died the faith that many Americans had in their nation’s justice system. Davis’ execution by Georgia State Prison not only...


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Five ways to avoid the autumnal midterm blues

Happy October, everyone! OK, maybe not so happy. Past us are the easy September days of reviewing syllabi in class and simply filling in our planners with those far-off due dates of...


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Don't judge a book by its sexual past

In the recent release of the film “What’s Your Number?,” a girl played by Anna Faris desperately tries not to have sex with 20 people because she believes if she does, she’ll...