Falling short at the highest levels

What does it mean to be a victim today? In the news outside of our quiet campus bubble, institutions traditionally associated with honor, integrity and respect have been losing legs to stand on. Last...
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#PapalProblems

It seems like a silly time to step down when you’ve accrued 1.5 million followers on Twitter in the last two months. We’ve all heard that Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on Feb. 11, being...
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The Politics of Fear

“I need my guns so I can protect myself against the government!” If you’ve been following the news in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, you’ve probably heard this argument, or some variation of...
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A week of equal rights

Since 1944, the military did not officially allow women in combat zones, arguing against their ability to survive in times of war. Recently, news broke about the potential lift of Boy Scouts’ ban against...
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It can only get better!

When we thought this semester couldn’t get any stranger or any more stressful, a massive virus outbreak hit campus. Just a month earlier super storm Hurricane Sandy devastated the town of Fairfield, giving...
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Better to give than to get

Thanksgiving? Check. Black Friday? Done. Cyber Monday? History. After a holiday dedicated to gluttony and a weekend devoted to uninhibited materialism, we can’t help but ask: How did we get here? To be...
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Doing your part

Around this time of year, we like to celebrate how fortunate we are by gathering with friends and family to feast. And as with any celebration of abundance, it is essential to remember those less fortunate...
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Keeping moving

Barack Obama was reelected last night and everyone has something to say about it. Whether you agree or disagree with the outcome of this election, it is time to put aside political sides and focus on...
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Cyber hype and real gripe

The storm we have just endured was unprecedented. We remember it now, and we’ll tell the story to our grandchildren in this same way: It was 5:30 p.m., and everyone’s Facebook statuses went negative. The...
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Things left unsaid

After all the mudslinging and active campaigning from both Democratic and Republican sides, it's time for college students to look towards the future. Who will you vote for in the coming Nov. 6...