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Ft. Hood tragedy ‘terrorism’ debate is irrelevant

by Paul Smith The recent tragedy at Ft. Hood in Texas where Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a Palestinian-American and Army psychiatrist, senselessly killed 13 people and wounded 30 others has inspired a ridiculous national debate of over the definition of terrorism. Fox News (of course) recently ran a poll on its website asking whether the...

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Whatever happened to manners?

by Justin Otto As I live my life day to day, I am faced with this question. This is an especially perplexing question as I am from Pensacola, FL – which, in case you aren’t up to date on your geography, is in the Southeastern United States. The reason I bring this up is because...

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What am I doing at Sluggo’s?

by Timm Schowalter I was trapped in a room full of 50 or so other kids that would look like aliens compared to the button-down oxford-type so typically exemplifying our species. I could find no way to escape, which was incredibly ironic because the only thing I could focus on was the filthy half-glowing “exit”...

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Was Steen’s death an abuse of power?

by Justin Otto The recent death of Victor Steen raises some interesting questions. What exactly was the crime he was being pursued for? He was hanging around a construction site which is apparently illegal, but why? If the thought was that he was stealing things from the site, I might see a reason for the...

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‘Freedom Writers’ an inspirational movie

Ashley Porter Published: January 24, 2006 Freedom Writers, starring Hilary Swank, is about a first time teacher taking a risk and teaching the un-teachable in a school surrounded by gang violence in Long Beach, Calif.  The film was based on the inspirational true story about a group of kids that overcame great obstacles and learned...

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Caution wet floor

Published: January 24, 2006 Water, tissue paper all over the floor, stains and smells are all things to expect from most of the PJC restrooms. However, there are a few who are able to somehow maintain a clean environment. Some examples are the music department (building 8), the art department (building 15), the business department...

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Does Uncle Sam want YOU?

Rachel Strehlow Published: January 24, 2006 As people hear rumors about the war in Iraq on a daily basis, some of them worry that a draft is coming soon. Will college students be drafted? Will brothers and boyfriends and friends of yours soon be drafted if there aren’t enough volunteer soldiers to go to the...

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WiIliam Clover and the Endowed Chair

Michael Rutschky Published: January 24, 2006 Schmoozing.  Did I spell that right?  The art of making your way around a room.  I’ve never been good at it but I’m better than I was.  It’s something you either pull off, or you just wind up walking around the room with that awkward feeling of being there,...

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So this is X-mas

Michael Rutschky Published: January 8, 2006 Here we are again.  Back from the break, a brand new school schedule to rush headfirst into like a medieval gauntlet run.  A brand new year filled with new resolutions, many of which sadly won’t make it to see New Year’s Eve 2007, but let’s hope that the important...