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Paranormal incidents indicate existence

Written By Sarah Przybyla

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Ghost stories are as old as the time of man. One of the first texts of the Western world describes a ghost talking to Homer in the "Iliad." People are fascinated with the idea that there is something beyond the grave which can come back to interact with everyday people. When you ask someone if he or...

Penn State students react, spark national media conversation

Written By Alex Peterson

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

At the risk of inviting the vigilante bite of the Nittany kin, I feel personally let down and greatly disappointed in the recent Penn State University (PSU) sex abuse scandal and resulting riots. I am not a huge fan of throwing out my opinion online whenever scandals break for fear that my words may fa...

Pittsburgh deserves ‘most livable city’ title

Written By Todd Wargo

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

It seems there's always some sort of study or ranking that touts Pittsburgh as one of America's best "something." The most common accolade seems to be the designation as America's most livable city. What exactly does that mean and what are the specific criteria used to determine livability?  Many st...

Losing all Direction; The Decline of Role Models

Written By Taylor Madigan

June 29, 2016


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When I hear the name Audrey Hepburn, one of the many descriptions that comes to mind is two words: role model. Now, this idea may not be the same for everyone, but most can agree that Audrey Hepburn is a famous, well-known actress and is looked up to by young girls who dream of being famous, rich or...

Pope Benedict resignation contorted by news media

Written By Laura Hutzell

June 29, 2016


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Many people speculated about Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign this past February. At the elderly age of 85, it seems reasonable that Pope Benedict would claim declining strength and “advanced age” as his reason for stepping down. The media is debating on whether or not there were ulterior mo...

Media affects definition of ‘decent’

June 29, 2016


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The idea of indecent or obscene materials is not a new concept by any means. I often wonder, however, how we know what crosses the line?  A vast majority of the storylines or advertisements seen in today’s society would not have been acceptable just a few decades ago. Sure, times change, but who de...

Preference, fun only guidelines for women’s halloween costumes

Written By Ciera Onley

June 29, 2016


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The movie "Mean Girls" said it best: "Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it." A holiday once celebrated by children begging for candy has turned into a time for girls to parade around in skimpy clothes and call it a costume.Halloween ha...

Media should take greater precaution with suspect reports

Written By Emily Petsko

June 29, 2016


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When disaster strikes, it is always challenging for journalists to sort through the chaos and report the facts. This is further complicated by media competition and the vicious race to break a story first.Any time a journalist values the “exclusive” factor more than accuracy, he or she runs the ri...

Privacy privilege not granted to celebrities

Written By Alisha Valeri

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

The other day I was sitting in the waiting room of my dentist's office and was reading a sleazy magazine. It kept me quite entertained with its pictures and gossip. I then realized that I didn't even know the people described. Why should I care about Katy Perry and Russell Brand's marriage or what Ri...

‘Miss-Conception’ surrounds pageants, contestants

Written By Alex Peterson

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Not too long ago, I would have written something much different than what you are about to read. Concerning pageants, whether they be local, regional or national, I held the view that most Americans do: pageants are all about beauty, nothing more.I write to you today not only to admit my wrong assumption, bu...

Race, gender, parents play part in political viewpoints

Written By Todd Wargo

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

With Pennsylvania’s Presidential primary this week and the general election in November, the number one question is: are you registered to vote? But another good question is: which political party is right for you? Can it be predicted by where you live?  Perhaps your religion, race or gender can de...

Music industry lacks talent, sells flashy artists to consumers

Written By Alex Peterson

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

After a recent night of boredom and more caffeine than I'm willing to admit, I sat down to watch music videos on VH1 and MTV. It was late, and I was somewhat tired but sort of at that stage of could-fall-asleep-but-don't-want-to-because-it's-only-12. So I stayed up.Needless to say, my motivation to st...