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Republican Party…

Mae Flicek, Staff Writer

September 20, 2012


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The Republican National Convention was held August 27-30 in Tampa, Fla. The convention was held in order to choose a presidential and vice presidential candidates. While there were many people shouting their support for Ron Paul, a three-time GOP candidate, their cries went unheard. Mitt Romney is...

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Maria Gilland, Sports Editor

April 17, 2012


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Ingredients 1 cup butter, melted 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (use the boxed kind, or grind them in a food processor into tiny granules) 2 cups confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar) 1 cup + 4 tablespoons peanut butter 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips Directions In a medium bowl, mix together...

3D Re-releases: How We’re Paying for Lesser Quality

Hannah Kiges, Variety Editor

April 17, 2012


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Stats and ticket sales have shown that 3D movies are not just a fad, and, unfortunately, re-releasing films in 3D is looking like it’s not just a trend either. Last year, Disney re-released Beauty and The Beast and The Lion King in 3D to massive ticket sales. This year Titanic, and Star Wars Episode...

Employers want your Facebook Password

Employers want your Facebook Password

Andrea Gladney, Commentary Editor

April 17, 2012


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Over the past few weeks, national attention has shed light on the issue of employers asking job applicants for their Facebook and Twitter passwords in order for companies to make sure their social media identities were appropriate. All of which is completely unnecessary. Many individuals are against...

Marshall has a Mall? Oh man, Does it Ever

Marshall has a Mall? Oh man, Does it Ever

Katie Stromme, Head Copy Editor

April 3, 2012


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I’ve never been to the Mall of America. The idea of it scares me. I grew up in a town that didn’t have a multi-story shopping complex within at least a hundred-mile radius. The malls in my hometown were (and still are) poorly-lit and single-story. Apparently, it wasn’t uncommon for kids from my...

Health at Every Size: The Culture’s Obsession with Weight and Learning to Shed it

Hannah Kiges, Variety Editor

April 3, 2012


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If you go to a magazine rack at your local store there is one theme in common: weight and weight-loss. The TV is the same, and so are most online popular news outlets. We are assaulted with negative body comments 24/7 in our forever-connected world. This doesn’t just extend to women either, men are...

Justice for Trayvon Martin

Andrea Gladney, Commentary Editor

April 3, 2012


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“Hoodies up” for Trayvon is the main call to action that has become popular over the past few weeks in attempts to bring attention to and seek justice for the death of Trayvon Martin. Thousands of people, including celebrities and public officials have raised the hoods of their sweatshirts in order...

No Silver Bullet for Gun Control

Daniel O'Brien, Staff Writer

March 21, 2012


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With the recent Ohio school shooting so fresh in our minds, we have to again consider the question of gun control.  Having recently read “Give a Boy a Gun” by Todd Strasser, this topic has been churning in my head lately.  For those of you who have not read it, the (entirely fictional) book takes...

Peer Pressure

Andrea Gladney, Staff Writer

March 21, 2012


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Today’s youth have been taught all about peer pressure and why they should avoid it when in all actuality, it’s just providing them with another way to avoid taking responsibilities for their own actions. Peer pressure refers to the influence exerted by a peer group in encouraging a person to change...

Pinterest: What’s the Big Deal?

Maria Gilland, Sports Editor

March 21, 2012


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So what exactly is Pinterest? According to pinterest.com, “Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.” The website...

Channing Tatum

Andrea Gladney, Staff Writer

March 21, 2012


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I may or may not frequently talk about how good-looking Channing Tatum is. I may or may not watch several horrible films because he’s in them. I may or may not be approaching level five stalker status. Scratch that last one. I’m not that crazy, but I have been certified borderline obsessed since...

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