Opinion

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Think before you speak

We need to have a frank discussion about what we’re saying in public settings. I’m talking to you, woman on your phone in Walmart describing you menstrual cycle in detail.  I’m talking to you, too, freshman boys loudly comparing sexual histories in the dorm lobby. I suppose it’s possible that […]

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Troy Davis: justice served?

  On September 21, 2011 Troy Davis was put to death for the 1989 murder of police officer Mark MacPhail. The case sparked a national media-frenzy as celebrities and activists such as Al Sharpton, Jimmy Carter, and the NAACP cast doubts over Davis’ guilt and called for a new trial […]

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Intolerance is an epidemic

I was watching CNN the other night when a story came on about yet another teen suicide as a result of bullying. On Sept. 18, 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide in the backyard of his suburban Buffalo, N.Y. home after being taunted, bullied and ridiculed online for years for being […]

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Obama: four more years?

Last Thursday, President Barack Obama spoke to a room full of donors at a campaign fundraiser in Washington D.C. sounding very confident of his chances for re-election. “Here’s one thing I know for certain,” Obama said. “The odds of me being re-elected are much higher than the odds of me […]

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Enough with the tests

Is it just me, or is our society obsessed with test taking? It feels like every time I finish studying for supposedly the most important test of my life I turn around and start studying for an even more important test. In elementary school, it was all about the TCAP.  […]

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Republicans candidates drinking too much tea

Monday night, the eight remaining Republican candidates for President of the United States faced off in a debate hosted by CNN and the Tea Party Express. The candidates traded barbs with each other and answered questions on everything from social security, to taxes, to border security, to what physical changes […]

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Summer jobs provide real-world experience

At the end of each spring semester, campus is buzzing with talk about summer plans.  Students of every major are scanning bulletin boards and websites hunting for coveted summer internships. After all, everyone wants to boost their resumes.  According to a study in the New York Times, only 55.6 percent […]

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In praise of my University

As I glance at my class schedule I don’t just see class times.  I see five days a week that I’m in paradise, also known as 1000 North Dixie Ave. I really believe there is no better place to be than the Tech campus here in Putnam County.   I […]

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Remember unity, not just tragedy

Earlier this week, our nation honored the 10th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. It is difficult for anyone in the public forum to offer an original thought or remark about what happened that day and while the statements released from President Bush, President Obama and others on […]

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Signs of courtesy lacking on elevators

One of the most frustrating feelings is when you are riding an elevator, it stops at the intended destination, slowly opens its doors, and then before you can even think about stepping out, a crowd of people start rushing in. While they could be in a hurry too, they should […]