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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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