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Court ruling controversy continues

February 11, 2010

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Supreme Court opinions are never so starkly decided as angry blog posts and harsh editorials imply. Each case is a living object of the law, as nuanced as the nervous system itself. Judges are more deliberative than legislators;...

Editorial: Use your rights: Vote in the election

February 11, 2010

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Today is the second day of the primary elections for our student president and vice president. The general election will take place from 9 a.m. next Wednesday to 4 p.m. on Thursday on WebAdvisor. The Allegheny Student Government...

Vegetarians unwelcome

February 11, 2010

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It’s a typical sight: I cannot contain a grin as I skip into Brooks. I haven’t eaten yet and I’ve been in class since eight a.m. –– nothing to relieve the stress of Calculus like a delicious vegetarian feast! I dart...

Realistic expectations the key to V-day

February 11, 2010

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Girls love to fantasize about love, and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, plenty of girls are going to be imagining ideal boyfriends and relationships or wondering how their current significant others could be better. Their...

The Political Herd: Republican Columnist

February 10, 2010

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The Ancient Greeks have been recognized for their philosophical and democratic wealth throughout history. Unlike their counterparts, Greeks in the 21st century cannot be honored for their financial prosperity. In fact, the Greek’s...

No flowers, no chocolate

February 10, 2010

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Let’s face it. The roses, chocolates, and heart–shaped candy holiday crammed with sappy love notes and candle lit dinner dates (better known as Valentine’s Day) is a Hallmark holiday that is more often observed out of obligation...

Courts courting corruption

February 3, 2010

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The recent Supreme Court ruling in the case of Citizen’s United vs. Federal Election Commission threatens the very principle of our democracy. The clearly politicized decision lifted restrictions on campaign spending by c...

Racism’s reemergence in basketball league

February 3, 2010

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When the college basketball season is over and the NBA playoffs have come to a close, basketball fans no longer have to wait until next fall –– they can follow the All-American Basketball League! This league was created to...

Peeved about the points

February 3, 2010

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One of the many reasons I’m proud of being a student at Allegheny College is its commitment to trying to become a green campus. The school has been dedicated to sustainability and just not for just the sake of going green....

Winter fashion out of style

February 3, 2010

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And so winter is upon us. Gloomy winter that reaches out its cold, icicle arms towards the population of Meadville, blowing its icy breath upon our faces. The seasons have changed, and yet some just refuse to change their outfits....

Foreign policy qualms

February 3, 2010

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Soviets and Communists are two terms that have been used to classify Russians. Today, common stereotypes of Russia have been retained; however, no stereotype can be applied to the country’s rapid economic growth over the past...

Calling for stricter smoking laws

February 3, 2010

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I got off the Loop, paid my strictly–enforced two–dollar cover and entered the bar. I was looking forward to a fun night. I strolled over to the bar and ordered a great Meadville–priced two–dollar bottle and began socializing...

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