Archive | October, 2010

Violence in Mexico follows drug seize

13 people were killed at a drug rehabilitation clinic in Tijuana on Sunday, a sign that the relative peace there celebrated recently by Mexican Presiden Felipe CalderÛn himself might be fracturing. The New York Times reported that the killings in Tijuana followed the shootings of 14 youth at a party Friday night in nearby El […]

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Volcano erupts in Indonesia, 15 dead

The Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia erupted at least three times Tuesday, forcing thousands of nearby residents to flee. According to CNN, the eruption caused 15 deaths, including journalists staying at a guest house close to the volcano to report on the eruption.† When the alarms sounded and warned of the eruption, local neighborhoods fled […]

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Free the Hops: Roots of a Senior I.S.

Thinking about Independent Study is a pretty daunting task. Being committed to a single topic for an entire school year is probably the longest relationship I will have in my college career. My Junior I.S. addressed the significance of SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressants on the public perception of depression, which I decided was […]

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Feel-good Asian cuisine found at Hop Hing

Students at Wooster know that if you want to eat something other than Lowry or Mom’s, your selection of restaurants could be, to say the least, a bit limited. Sure, there is a small selection of quaint restaurants downtown with a family-oriented or date atmosphere to them, but sometimes there is a drive for something […]

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Bullying comes in many forms

As of late, there has been heightened national awareness to the increased instances of bullying and violence in response to Rutgers student Tyler Clementi’s as well as several other students’ suicides. In fact, it is suspected that suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students with about 1,100 deaths per year. Despite […]

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Entrepreneurship: the other option

Personally I believe that education should not be viewed as a means to an end; rather, it should be considered an end in itself. Not many people share that view with me. The typical answer to “why did you decide to attend college?” is that the job market rewards college graduates better than high school […]

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