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Learning to give the gift of education

There has been much discussion recently about whether higher education should be considered a right or a privilege. Does higher education mean an undergraduate college degree? What, then, is the point of...


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A case of the fast food blues

It’s no secret that fast food isn’t exactly good for you. The media routinely sheds light on the dangers of the fast food industry, switching between the horrific products that go into...


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Andy Rooney: Our greatest curmudgeon

In the summer of 2009, my brother and I developed a questionable tradition when it came time to inform each other that a well-known public figure had died. We would simply text...


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"Corporations are people" is a myth

Every movement has a beginning and a cause. CNBC financial commentator Rick Santelli’s now infamous rant on Feb. 19, 2009 along the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange is widely credited as...


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New and unimproved

Off Campus College Transport has made some changes, but no progress. ...


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Wall Street protests still lack purpose and direction

The Occupy Wall Street movement is now in the middle of its second month. It has inspired similar movements across the country, all of which seem just as committed to the cause...


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Frights and delights: Your new TV diet

Most of my columns tend to be bitchy diatribes about the suckiness of people. But not today! No, today I have decided to give all you noobs a guide to a few...


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Climate change clarity

Global climate change. Sure, it’s a subject that has been discussed extensively, probably to the point of monotony or nausea, revived again, and then killed once more, but I think it’s still...


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You can find me in the pub

I think that my classmates don’t appreciate bars. I know, you’re probably thinking that I lost a few too many brain cells over Halloween weekend to make such an outrageous statement, but...


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Don't be ashamed to go under the knife

Let’s be honest — a vast number of people have stigmas regarding plastic surgery. When a celebrity undergoes a noteworthy plastic surgery procedure, it’s practically always given a negative spin in the...