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‘Daily Show,’ ‘Colbert Report’ good places to start for under-informed politicos

Nadvia Davis

February 6, 2012


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"I believe in democracy. I believe democracy is our greatest export. At least until China figures out a way to stamp it out of plastic for three cents a unit. As a matter of fact, Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong, welcome. Your great country makes our Happy Meals possible," said Stephen Colbert during a comedy ro...

Honor killings not reflection of true Islam

Peter Dziedzic

February 6, 2012


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This past week, a Canadian jury convicted three members of an Afghan immigrant family for the proposed "honor killings" of their four female relatives. Mohammed Shafia, his wife and son were charged with the murder of Shafia's three daughters and his first wife based on wiretapped conversations in wh...

Alec Baldwin oversteps his boundaries on American Airlines flight

Lindsey Holden

December 20, 2011


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The bad behavior exhibited by celebrities makes magazine and television headlines every day. For a culture obsessed with Hollywood, it comes as no surprise when celebrities act in a manner deserving of negative publicity. However, usually they're at least somewhat apologetic when faced with the reality of...

Football Drives Big East Changes, Leaves Aztec Basketball in the Dust

Cheryl Waity

December 8, 2011


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Football Drives Big East Changes, Leaves Aztec Basketball in the DustIt was no secret that what drove negotiations in Big East talk was football. The revenue from college football put basketball, the Big East's more recognized sport, in the back seat.The Big East added Boise State, San Diego State, Ho...

Second Virginia Tech tragedy should be a wake up call

Jenn Schanz

December 8, 2011


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Second only to places of worship, schools are meant to be the safest environments for those inside. It is where we learn, where we grow, where we socialize, and where we escape the responsibilities and complications of work and home. No student or staff member should ever question their well being wh...

Post-Thanksgiving recipe: Fancy(ish) Ramen

Kathryn VanderMolen

November 23, 2011


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Fancy(ish) RamenI love Thanksgiving.Let me repeat: I love, love, LOVE Thanksgiving.Seriously, just hook me up to a gravy IV.This, however, clearly is not a Thanksgiving recipe. This is more of a "returning to your apartment post-family holiday feast to find nothing in your cabinets" type of dish. It's when you r...

Letter: Whales deserve rights

Jennifer O'Conner, PETA

November 10, 2011


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November 10, 2011To the editor:Re: "One small step for orca, one giant leap for whale-kind"When someone is taken from their home by force, locked up and made to work and has no chance of escape, that's called slavery. It's the exact reality for orcas who have been removed from the ocean and denied th...

True love a mouse-click away? Not so much

Deanna Shilkus

November 8, 2011


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This generation has become that catalysts of the technology explosion, and we've become completely reliant on the Internet to do all of our research and, as of recently, even our matchmaking.According to an online dating insider website, within the past year there have been 56 million emails sent, 132 mil...

Thanksgiving’s here…let the good times roll

Nika Blake

November 8, 2011


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Holidays are stressful. That's a fact, and if you think otherwise then please send me a dinner invitation to your house as soon as possible. I love Thanksgiving for several reasons; the food, spending time with friends and family, listening to Christmas music becomes acceptable, the food, shopping ma...

DePaul limits Free Speech, Students for Cannabis Policy Reform deserve a presence on campus

Ernie Enriquez

November 8, 2011


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Last spring, a Huffington Post article ranked DePaul as one of the worst colleges for freedom of speech on campus.This is because DePaul heavily controls speech in the hopes of retaining its Catholic and Vincentian values, and relentless bureaucratic structure.The Huffington Post article referenced the...

Obama Op-Ed: We Can’t Wait: Helping Manage Student Loan Debt

President Barack Obama

November 8, 2011


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Editor's note: President Obama's opinion piece was written for college newspapers.Over the last few weeks, I've had the opportunity to get out of Washington and talk with folks across the country about how we can create jobs and get our economy growing faster.This is a tough time for a lot of America...

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