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Finding Santa: Where has the warmth of the holidays gone?

Thanksgiving has been placed on the back burner. Unable to commercialize a good old-fashioned family turkey dinner, it seems like Big Business has decided to slowly marginalize the holiday by starting advertising...


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Chickenhawks invaded the GOP coop

In Republican debate after Republican debate, Americans of all political stripes have received radioactive levels of exposure to almost as many GOP candidates as Mitt Romney has had policy positions. We have...


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Generic questions and my untruths

After a full year of the traditional college homecomings and routine family gatherings, I have become accustomed to the bombardment of personal questions, as I’m certain every other college student worldwide has....


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Sexual relief efforts

It’s that fateful time of the semester again, when everything comes to a close and all kinds of stress pop up out from every source. We all know it’s coming, yet barely...


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"Twihards" need to die, hard.

I have a theory that I’ve been letting marinate for quite some time now. It’s one into which I’ve put hours of observation. I’ve executed quite a few field tests and taken...


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Concentrate on the real drug problem

Government regulation of civil liberties has always been an ambiguous, controversial matter. Prohibiting individual choice is a slippery slope, but administrations have done it for decades. The results are often disastrous. Prohibition...


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A Pipe Dream of a wish list

Pipe Dream's list of pie-in-the-sky, won't-happen gifts. ...


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Let's gain some historical perspective

Being a history major has given me a kind of superpower. Studying the past has granted me the power of historical perspective — it’s the lamest superpower of all time, but a...


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Religion and nation: A slippery slope

Most of us have sworn to God, whether informally or as a duty. As a figure of speech, I do it all the time. But if I meant these words precisely, if...


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The Chosen One

Harvey Stenger is a proven research and engineering warhorse, but when he takes Binghamton University's highest position, will he bring the same vigor to the liberal arts? ...