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Carnival’s child queen problematic

February 25, 2010

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Every year, Rio de Janeiro puts on a display of magnificent proportions to kick off the Lenten season. In their own version of Mardi Gras, the Rio Carnival is said to be “one of the greatest shows on Earth.” One of the highlights of this celebration is the Carnival Parade, featur...

The Political Herd: Republican Columnist

February 24, 2010

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There has never been a day when I have wholeheartedly agreed with Hillary Clinton, until now. Last week, when Secretary Clinton declared that Iran is moving towards a military dictatorship, I offered her a reserved round of applause....

Go green! With your tea, that is.

February 24, 2010

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I’ve noticed that the phrase “green tea” gets thrown around a lot in our modern market. You see it everywhere: on shampoos, energy drinks and even cleaning supplies. As nice as this all sounds, most of this advertising...

Editorial: Ugandan law threatens LGBTs with death

February 24, 2010

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You turn on the news, and what do you see? Another story about the Toyota controversy? Profiles of the final 24 contestants on “American Idol?” A special about the world’s tallest dog and how he gets to sleep on a queen–sized...

Tangled web of cords: Allegheny students’ lack of respect for resources troubling

February 24, 2010

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The vast majority of Allegheny students hold some sort of work study job. Whether it is in Brooks, as a TA, or in an office, you can guarantee that a) we are doing the “grunt” work and b) it is not what we are paying $42,000...

History in the making: Technology makes the past constant and more real

February 24, 2010

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Recently, when visiting my grandmother, I came across a little Ziploc bag in a cabinet. Inside was a faded, yellowing pamphlet. It was a piece of propaganda had been airdropped on North Korea during the Korean War that my grandfather...

Relaxing with a cup of perfect loose leaf

February 17, 2010

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With the frigid temperatures of Meadville and the emergence of hard work on the horizon here at Allegheny, it has become increasingly difficult to relax for even a few moments. With relaxation comes watching TV, surfing the Internet or simply spending time amongst friends. Tho...

Veggie Vacancy

February 17, 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 8:00 a.m. –– nothing to relieve the stress of Calculus like a delicious vegetarian feast! I dart through...

Paging our President

February 17, 2010

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It is an unspoken agreement among Allegheny students that the highlight of attending this prestigious institution is the occasional e–mail from our dear President Mullen. Each of these e–mails is thoroughly read and re–read and th...

Upgrading what is undesirable

February 17, 2010

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Imagine your girlfriend, roommate, sister, or friend telling you that she despises the way she looks, that she’s not perfect enough, and is therefore going to have 10 plastic surgery procedures performed on her at once so ...

The Political Herd – Republican Columnist

February 17, 2010

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Volcanoes, rainforests, and beaches are some of Costa Rica’s most recognized characteristics. This small Latin American nation is world renowned for its natural beauty. Many Americans crave their coffee exports as well. However, ...

Chaos in Haiti spurs neglect of rights

February 17, 2010

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As the world scrambles to help the millions of Haitians still suffering from the after effects of the January earthquake, 10 Americans await their trial for attempting to transport 33 Haitian children to the Dominican Republic. According ...

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