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‘Night out’ brings LGBT to Warhol

Written By Julia Cowher

June 29, 2010


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When straight people walk into a movie theater, they can safely assume that the majority of the other theatergoers are also straight. When gay people walk into a movie theater, they have no idea if there is anyone like them. "I'm no longer wondering, 'How many of these people are like me?' because I...

Young singer earns her ‘fearless’ reputation

Written By Danielle Thompson

June 29, 2010


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"Firsts" are always memorable times in a person's life. While most are positive events, such as first steps, there are also negative firsts, like a first bad grade. This contrast is clearly illustrated by country music sweetheart Taylor Swift's past year. The "fearless" singer has captured the hearts of ...

Legislation proposed for cheap books

Written By Ann Straub

June 29, 2010


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A house bill constructed to provide more affordable textbooks for college students nationwide was added to the 2009 General Assembly's agenda. This bill proposes to make textbooks cheaper. Students could also receive more money when reselling their books. Finally, the bill includes plans to institute an...

Are Wikileaks essential to a free republic?

Written By Mitch Donaberger

June 29, 2010


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When Wikileaks saw the light for the first time in the early months of 2007, its ambition was a game changer. It set out as a volunteer collaboration between dissidents, journalists, entrepreneurs and engineers all over the glove to be an untraceable, legally invulnerable and uncensorable medium for le...

Class sells products geared toward eliminating poverty

Written By Ashley Jasin

June 29, 2010


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Kathleen Ganster did not want to let her University Experience class pick their own community service projects because it would always lead to chaos and last-minute project ideas that never seemed to produce positive outcomes.This year, Ganster decided to end that nightmare and instead have the class...

Tales of a troubled teen

Written By Emily Petsko

June 29, 2010


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"Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire" is a film that is both heart wrenching and uplifting, tragic and hopeful. It is the story of a girl who overcomes adversity and comes to love herself in a world where it appears that no one else does. "Precious" conveys the powerful influence that lo...

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Written By Angelica Blouch

June 29, 2010


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How do you recycle at Christmas?(online surveys)While I enjoy Christmas as much as the next person, as the holiday gets closer and closer and the excitement grows, I can't help but think of what heaping piles of waste associated with the joyous holiday does to the earth. Wrapping paper is sent to land...

Blogs major news source, defy communications law

Written By Miles Ritenour

June 29, 2010


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There is no question print journalism is dying in this day and age. Major cities all over the country are losing their daily newspapers, which begs the question, how do people get their information these days?Sure, younger generations are reading online newspapers, but that's not the only place people a...

Hot Spot: Homemade food served at comfortable prices

Written By Marie Maullon

June 29, 2010


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For over 40 years, George Aiken's has been serving fresh, homemade food at affordable prices with their restaurant's fried wingdings being the most famous.Colin Anderson and Diane Hopkins agree that the fried wingdings and chicken are one of the reasons they keep going back to George Aiken's."My favorite dish ...

BSU stirs up emotion with documentaries

Written By Gabrielle Mazza

June 29, 2010


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Despite starting an hour late and having low attendance, the Black Student Union (BSU) had its first movie night for Black History Month.But when no one had the movies "Emmett Till" and "Four Little Girls," officers scrambled to find another movie in the University Center's movie collection to watch. With...

Penn Brewery closes North Side location

Written By Andrew McNeil

June 29, 2010


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The Penn Brewery, the first craft brewer in Pennsylvania, is bottling up its remaining vats of beer and canning employees after announcing that the brewery will be closing its North Side location as it seeks a new home.Penn's reign at the historic Eberhardt and Ober Brewery, which was originally ope...

Profits accumulate for dead celebrities

Written By Diane Gerken

June 29, 2010


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Elvis Presley earned $52 million from October 2007 to October 2008, which is not bad for a man who has been dead for 31 years. "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles M. Schultz, who died in 2000, and recently deceased actor Heath Ledger earned $33 million and $20 million respectively since their deaths according to...