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Suspending Justice

by Kevin Hough On his first day in office, freshly-minted President Barack Obama issued a directive to suspend military trials at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This request was made in part to fulfill his campaign promise to close the Gitmo prison and as an effort to dramatically alter the course of the military proceedings against suspected...

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Who He Is: The Dog Who Walks Beside Me

by Jessica Woods Have you ever thought of bringing your best friend to class with you? I have the great joy of bringing mine with me everyday. Mine, however, is a four-legged friend. He is my faithful guide dog Bristol. Since I have introduced myself, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce...

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Who I Am

by Jessica Woods Throughout my months at PJC, I have been asked many questions about my blindness and other aspects of my life. Part of my goal for this blog is to answer many of those questions. I thought I would start out by telling you a little about me. I decided to attend PJC...

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A Road Made Easier

by Jessica Woods Walking into a class for the first time can be intimidating for any student. What is my instructor going to be like? What are the expectations for this course going to be? So, imagine the added burden of having a disability such as blindness. I am one of those students. Yes, those...

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Hope to Harvest: 10 Ounces

by Ansley Zecckine In a recent movie called “Seven Pounds,” Will Smith’s character makes the ultimate sacrifice for someone whom he feels deserves to be saved. In Christianity, there should be two similar parallels, one of them being Christ’s sacrifice for us. With Jesus’ sacrifice, however, there is involved a profound love which we do...

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Taxpayers continue to beg for cuts during bailout

by Nathan Cooper The economy is under incredible pressure as newly elected President Obama takes office, and many are wondering how he will handle it from here on out. Several have already outstretched their palms in anticipation of a bailout, but I for one hope that our tax dollars won’t be given away blindly, never...

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A Tortured Solution: Soul-searching in America

by Paul Smith Eric Holder, Obama’s nominee for attorney general, stated with no equivocation before Senate confirmation hearings on January 15th, that waterboarding was indeed torture. His candor seems deemed to set a new precedent for what the Justice Department may resemble under an Obama administration: if it is torture, then by definition it is...

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Communication, challenge yourself to speak up

by Ben Johnson Hello classmates, welcome to the New Year! As we all know, the beginning of a new year can be a good time to come up with some resolutions and reassess some priorities. I myself have not come up with a list of resolutions, but there are some things that need work for...

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Hillary: the New Secretary of Taint

by Paul Smith Lyndon Johnson once quipped of J. Edgar Hoover, “It’s probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in,” suggesting it better to assimilate your political enemies into your professional circle rather than have them working against you from the sidelines. And so it is that...

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‘86,400’

Ansley Zecckine For every day that we live, it’s the same number given afresh to us once again. It can be a handful of blessings or curses. It can be the best or the worst. It can be a friend or an enemy. Oftentimes, it becomes the container filled with a collection of poorly, misguided...