Archive | March, 2010

New Texas textbooks too biased

Education in the United States of America is not as standard as you might think. When I was in eighth grade, my U.S. history teacher, Park Gilmore, informed the class one day that the U.S. Constitution does not mention anything about education. No fear though, there is the U.S. Department of Education, which is a […]

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Focus on the point of entertainment

I have a friend who always challenges my knowledge of so-called “classic” or “meaningful” movies and books. He was appalled, for example, when I was unaware of the theme of Machiavelli’s “The Prince” or just which movies Tom Hanks has starred in. Even worse, I foolishly admitted to him that I wasn’t sure who Tom […]

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Male double-standard

This summer, a man named George Sodini walked into a womenís exercise class. He set down his gym bag, pulled out a pair of handguns, and proceeded to shoot 11 women, and killing three of them, before finally turning one of the guns on himself.† During the investigation, it was discovered that Sodini had a […]

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Necessary renovations underway at PEC

The Collegeís Armington Physical Education Center has been an eye-sore for students and faculty alike for many years.† Finally, the College has decided to do something about it. The renovations on the PEC, which began shortly before spring break, are expected to last over two years.† The first phase of this project will be completed […]

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Politeness proves different in Granada, Spain

When I first arrived in Granada, Spain this past January to begin my semester abroad, I did not think that I would have much trouble adapting to the Spanish lifestyle. Despite the many warnings about culture shock, there was no aspect of life in Spain that seemed as though it would be particularly jarring to […]

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Get involved with Greenhouse

There is a lot of talk about ìgoing green” these days; however, if you want to make a difference, actions speak louder than words. By getting involved with Greenhouse, you can work on the environmental issues you care about with other students who share your passion and concern. Greenhouse is a student organization that works […]

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