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PeoplePoll: How do you celebrate Black History Month?

“In the past my private school would do different commemorative events to MLK, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou.” Sebastiana Laremat freshman mass media/bursiness major “Looking up black inventors and reflecting and realizing how fortunate we are that our lives are easier because of these inventions.” Gregory Smith freshman office administration and technology major “I celebrate Black History Month by talking to ...

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Separating church and state

The religious leanings of our politicians are almost as prevalent as their stand on the issues – which are often impacted by their religious beliefs.

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The union’s in need of help

President Obama opened his annual State of the Union Address with a lesson in cohesion, working together and having one another’s back. He pointed out that the heroes coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan had to work together in order to accomplish their goals; a recurring theme throughout the speech. While his words rang true and loud, a portion of ...

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Teachers learn how to educate

If you have a child in a public school, you may want to look at a study that has set the education world abuzz this month. You may also want to ask your child’s principal or superintendent what he or she plans on doing with the information. Harvard and Columbia researchers discovered that quality teachers impact their students not only ...

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PeoplePoll: Who is your ideal candidate for the upcoming election?

“Doesn’t make a difference-they’re just a pretty face anyways.” Heidi Duthoy MS psychology major “Unless Ron Paul gets the Republican vote, I’m still voting for Obama.” Yannick Gill junior Spanish major “ Ron Paul 2012!” Clark Franzman sophomore theater major “I would like to see President Obama re-elected.”Brittany Vereen senior sociology major “ I support Obama because I still believe ...

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Grinding down on the books

In the wake of the worst economic times since the Great Depression, it's easy to get caught up in our own affairs and take certain things for granted.

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Students choose digitalization

Spring semester 2012 has started, and the first week is all about getting textbooks. Since most of the books are expensive and sometimes the bookstore runs out of stock, students find the process stressful. Purchasing E-books is one of the options available to students now. “E-books came out around 2004 and it has been growing tremendously in the industry,” Lee ...

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PeoplePoll: What do you think about the Internet having censorship rules?

“ They should have censorship because kids are getting exposed to a lot of information without their parents knowing.” Brandon Spellman sophomore accounting major “ I don’t really mind them having censorship rules.” Damian Gray junior mass media major “ I think it’s stupid!” Cyle Brown freshman chemistry major “ I think it goes against the first amendment.” Brittany Berlin ...

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SOPA will wash out freedom

The Internet has been given the reins of free speech since its inception, but the rights of entrepreneurs and users in the United States are being threatened by two new bills about to be voted on in the Senate. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would theoretically hold websites accountable for all the content their users post. If this law ...

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