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Death penalty laws should treat mental illness cases differently

Rebecca Ruiz

May 19, 2012

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  The death penalty is one of the many issues that currently divides Americans.    Whether it be for political, religious or moral reasons, a majority of people seem to have firm stance on the issue.    However, as much as we want to see this issue as either black or white, it has a massive gray area that people tend to want to ignore, but we can't help but face the elephant in the room now.   Texas has recently co...

NBC will regret firing “Community” showrunner Dan Harmon

Matt Grippi

May 19, 2012

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We are currently in the middle of a television renaissance period. For a long time, the small screen was seen as a source of low budget, inferior entertainment. Now with most homes equipped with giant big-screen high definition televisions, the "small screen" is being populated with more and more high quality entertainment. Networks like AMC, IFC and FX have begun to show high quality dramas with incredible attention to ...

Music serves as a stress reliever during finals

Music serves as a stress reliever during finals

Haley Pearson

December 8, 2010

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I received a care package this week from my family back home. I suppose it's the kind the school has been pushing on them, the ‘finals survival guide.' It's got your typical low-grade candy — th...

Our View – Employment calls for more than just a college degree

Our View – Employment calls for more than just a college degree

December 8, 2010

Aided by nicotine, sugar, caffeine and other stimulants, the college student some how finds a way to get through finals week.  They stay up through the night, they study hard, but the question yo...

Finals survival guide: Studying sooner than later will pay off

Uzo Umeh

December 8, 2010

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So, finals week is here, and there are many of us who want one more week to catch up and improve our grades. There are others who have worked hard all semester, are mostly satisfied with their grades and have been antsy for the school year to be over. This is the finals guide executed by the well-prepared students and explained for us, the ill-prepared students. It's very funny because many students joke about the fact that...

Our View- It’s not complicated. Tax or cut. Pick one.

Our View- It’s not complicated. Tax or cut. Pick one.

December 4, 2010

When did spend and tax become just spend? Somewhere between Social Security and health care reform, Congressional leaders, fearing public backlash, continued to pass legislation in the name of social we...

Saturday power outage proves our generation can interact with itself

Haley Pearson

December 4, 2010

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I know discussing this topic is like beating a dead horse — and about as cliché as employing the phrase — but I feel the need to talk about it nevertheless. There was a campus-wide power outage last Saturday. We were lost! Helpless! Not being able to turn on the dorm lights made the halls look eerie. This resulted in a mild stomachache, which — just to be safe — I was pressed to look up on Web...

The Dirge: Now comes the freezing winter of our discontent

David Cowan

November 27, 2010

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Of all the things I have an irrational hatred for, winter is near the top of the list. I'm not sure what exactly throws me into a rage about it. I looked up seasonal affective disorder, which Wikipedia refers to as "winter blues," and that isn't it. At no point under any of the symptoms does it mention a fantasy about lighting random things on fire just to stay warm.  After dodging that, I think it's pretty safe to a...