Being on welfare doesn’t make a person lazy

Janica Kaneshiro | Editor-In-Chief I’m sick of hearing people say that Welfare is a program for America’s laziest scumbag. For some reason, when people picture welfare, they tend to picture President Obama ladling wads of money into the pockets of people living easy lives in their La-Z-Boy recliners. I’m not sure that people realize that usually welfare is a system […]

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OPINION: Don’t judge new media

Branden Labarowski | Staff Writer On March 16, 2012, the Smithsonian Institution’s Art of Video Games exhibit will open its doors. The lion shall lie down with the lamb, and nerds and intellectuals will finally intermingle in a videogame Valhalla celebrating forty years worth of high art. I guess you could say I’m sort of geeking out. To tell the […]

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OPINION: Political affiliation causes bad desicions

In Texas, local governments are currently making a move to close Planned Parenthoods across the state. Their reasoning is the strong pro-life viewpoints that many who make up the local Texas government hold. Though at surface, it seems as though the Texas government is doing something warranted—standing up for political and moral beliefs– unfortunately, these beliefs have greater consequences. According […]

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OPINION: Cyberspace breeds unoriginality

Ian Howard | Staff Writer Tweeting, trolling, blogging, vlogging, Skyping, Tumblr, Imgur, fbing, memes, words not in the common vernacular only two or three years ago are now the actions and highlights of generations of Internet users. The culture snatches brevity in its cardinal virtue, the golden rule being viewable in under 30 seconds. Are we what we are or […]

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SPORTS COLUMN – 3/16

The recent “Bounty” scandal involving the New Orleans Saints and other teams sheds a negative light on the NFL James Nosek | Staff Writer So, currently I’m part of a plot to better my status on the newspaper. Actually, this is something that we have been doing for a while; the whole staff is involved as well. Basically, it goes […]

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 3/16

Negative ads have a place in politics Dear Editor, I have a different view on the negative campaign ads then in the article, “Negativity a Key Player in GOP Campaigns” when the mudslinging of republican Candidates is addressed. When running for office, one’s public image is everything. In a campaign, the nominee’s only and ultimate goal is to appear fitter […]

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OPINION: A Good ‘Ol Cup ‘O Joe

Thom Carter | Staff Writer I feel wonderful today. For the first time in a week, I had the time to top off my to-go cup with the warm, enriching bliss that is the Kirkland Signature House Blend. Yes, I purchase my coffee in bulk from Costco, but it’s delicious all the same. And I don’t horse around. I even […]

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What you think 3/16

Do you feel targeted by alcohol advertisements? “The propaganda that has been slung at me over the past four years of my high school career has been outrageous, not to mention the peer pressure involved with alcohol. It’s made me feel very uncomfortable at many times throughout my high school career and I for one am outraged that alcohol companies […]

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STAFF EDITORIAL – 3/16

Elvis tame compared to today’s artists… For as long as music has existed, critics of the most popular artists have always claimed that the music they are producing is vulgar and they stand for a generation of misdirected youth. In the mid 1950’s no other was so criticized as Elvis Presley. The adult generation stuck up their noses at his […]

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 2/17

We should pay more attention to teenage drug use Dear Editor, The DARE program was started many years ago to teach young kids about the negative effects that drugs have on a person. When we did the program in sixth-grade, we all enthusiastically vowed we would never do drugs, but over that short period of three years until we got […]

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What you think 2/17

What are your thoughts on the new Facebook button and do you think it will accomplish anything? “I think it’s a good idea [for the Facebook button] just because…there are so many stories nowadays about people getting bullied…and people having suicidal thoughts. …I think the only problem is the fact that Facebook is so big and you never really know […]

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OPINION: Living the passionate life

Julia Halpin | Associate Editor Oh, Grandma Flo. My Grandma Flo, full name Florence and “Flo-Flo” when I was little, is one of the most interesting and wonderful women I’ve ever met. Slightly stout, and extremely Italian, Flo and I can talk for hours. Her house is filled with old religious paintings, aging antiques, and, last Christmas, Italian opera music, […]

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STAFF EDITORIAL – 2/17

Boy’s body image problems taboo… Body image is a decidedly feminine subject. Girls, from a young age worry about their hair, their weight, their height—it’s just a “girl” thing. But, the truth is, boys also worry about their body image. The societal ideal for a man is tall, lean, muscular and dominant as can be seen strutting down every cat-walk, […]

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OPINION: Labels divide people

Branden Labarowski | Staff Writer Not a single day passes in which I don’t revel in joy over having my college applications out of sight, out of mind. Just one thing about the college application process still bothers me from time to time: according to the Common App, my religious preference is “Christian – Pentacostal.” Most people—even fellow Pentecostals—probably didn’t […]

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