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Our View – Outrage over bank leak absurd, inane

August 31, 2006

Filed under Editorials

The struggle between the press and government is nearly as ancient as the establishment of media itself. What should and shouldn't get published has always been a source of conflict. But, the recent debate over the New York Times publishing the actions taken by the U.S. Treasury in the pursuit of terrorist information has not only reawakened the issue within the minds of the American public, but has also taken a nasty tur...

Our View – Fatigue from struggle in Israel wrong

August 31, 2006

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As the perpetual struggle in Israel rages, many people, worn from the conflict and tired of the bloodied images strewn across their television sets and the front pages of prominent newspapers, are simply shrugging their shoulders with indifference. While this attitude may be a natural response to bombardment of gruesome images, the pain and suffering of millions of people in the Middle East, at the very least, deserves our atten...

Our View – Bush tries to close gap with minorities

August 30, 2006

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

While the Republican Party may seem disinterested in minorities and their needs, the president has recently tried to close the gaping chasm that exists between the right and African Americans by speaking to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in an attempt to generate more discussion between Republicans and their constituents, soften the harsh, corporate-minded image many people have of the...

Our View – Government slogans demeaning, silly

August 31, 2006

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Driving down the 405 Freeway has never been a pleasant experience. Moving a mile an hour in rush-hour traffic under the blazing California sun is excruciating enough, but this drive has recently become slightly more unpleasant as the state strains to conserve energy and uses the overhead traffic advisory signs to promote obnoxious and patronizing statements stressing the importance of energy conservation. Ridiculous slogans l...

Our View – Canine cruelty abroad immoral, wrong

August 30, 2006

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While many people in the United States enjoy the company of a domestic pet and dote upon them as any other cherished family member, those living in China have recently had to relinquish this pleasure as more than 50,000 dogs have been beaten, hanged or otherwise killed in an attempt to ride Mouding, a county in Yunnan province, of a recent rabies outbreak. Although rabies is a horrific disease leaving many of its victims confused,...

Our View – College more than vocational training

August 31, 2006

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As eager new college students fill our dorms and the campus awakens from its summer slumber, once again teeming with vigor and vitality, some returning students may drag their feet at the prospect of a structured workweek including reading assignments and attending classes that have nothing to do with their major. While these seemingly unnecessary classes may often feel like a nuisance or bore, they are truly the epitome o...