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Our View – Ground Zero under construction

September 10, 2006

Filed under Editorials

The attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon were heart-wrenching and extremely emotional for all Americans. Like the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, most Americans can tell you precisely where they were and what they were doing when they first heard the news that a plane struck one of the Twin Towers or that the towers collapsed. Now, on the fifth anniversary of that tragic day, it seems time to reevaluat...

Our View – Couric’s anchoring beneficial for women

September 7, 2006

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Last night Katie Couric appeared on "CBS Evening News," breaking barriers and setting a new standard in journalism as the first female anchor to host the nightly news without a male co-anchor. This has made gains for professional women everywhere and proves women can present the news in a composed, respectable and professional manner. Couric's actions Tuesday evening brought a new standard to a career once heavily dominated...

Our View – Vow to restrict gas emissions important

September 5, 2006

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It should come as no surprise that global warming is becoming a serious issue. After the unusually sweltering summer and, of course, the exposure of irrefutable scientific evidence corroborating the threat of global warming, there is little doubt in minds of most Americans that this problem is nothing to be sneezed at. As recently as last Wednesday, our state legislature and governor decided to take action against this cris...

Our View – Outrage over bank leak absurd, inane

August 31, 2006

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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 – Canine cruelty abroad immoral, wrong

August 30, 2006

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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 – 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 – 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...