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Letter to the Editor

Published: April 13, 2005 Why is it that everytime I go to the School Book Store to sell back a book, I get turned away.  Is there a conspiracy to squeeze every little dollar out of us students?  I just bought this book last quarter and they told me that there is a new edition...

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Schiavo case highlights hypocrisy

Charles Allen Published: April 13, 2005 I’ve done a bit of thinking lately. If ever I get severely brain damaged, causing me to fall into a coma (because of my eating disorder), and I have to be put on life support, and my only response to your flashing lights in my face for 15 years...

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Economic crisis: Part 1

Ben Johnson Published: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 By now you have heard some news of our Nation’s current economic state and may feel a bit confused about all that is being said. This topic cannot be resolved by one article in this paper so I will carry over this topic through several parts. First, let...

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Living green

Ben Johnson Published: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 I do a lot of walking on campus and lately I’ve been seeing an increase in the amount of trash on the ground. Some of us worry about the future of the planet and how things are going with the eco-system and as for the rest of you, you’re...

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Texting kills

Kristin Martin Published: Thursday, October 2, 2008 Imagine yourself driving to class. Suddenly, you hear that familiar “beep” of receiving a text message. Although the early morning traffic is heavy – cars shooting in and out in front of you, people speeding – you reach over to pick up your cell phone and read the...

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Cell phones in class

Ben Johnson Published: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 First day of class, everyone knows what it’s like in one way or another and knows what to expect. You find your classroom and pick a seat to spend the next 16 weeks of your life listening to a very inspirational teacher lecture on a subject that will...

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Return of the Surf Club

Ben Johnson Published: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 Was’ sup classmates! While politicians are working their butts off preparing for the upcoming debates before the election, one student is taking his new position as the new Surf Club President! Ever wanted to join a club at PJC? Ever wanted to try surfing? Do you surf? Do...

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Hope for the Starving (and Broke) Student

Two minutes till Chem. class and there I was… racing out of the food court parking lot. Half hazardly, I choked down veggie stir-fry while simultaneously avoiding both whiplash and chopstick puncture wounds. Ahh…college, a time when both schedules and budgets are tight; but what does this mean for your dining arrangements? There’s a reason...

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The Genius of Stupidity

There we stood…much like we had for the past hour and a half. The buzz of fluorescent lights and the suppressed smell of acetone hung thickly in the air. I’d fallen victim yet again to one of femininity’s many painfully lengthy beauty rituals- the cosmetic run. My own cosmetic habits are admittedly quite minimalistic; I’d...