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Hustler Magazine not at Fault

Written By Kayla Zarecky

June 29, 2016


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In November 1983, Hustler magazine included an advertisement of Rev. Jerry Falwell describing his "first time" where Falwell describes his first time as being and incestuous experience in an outhouse with his mother, and portrays him as being a drunkard in the faux ad about Campari liquor.  Hustler ma...

Internet data mining practices are intrusive

Written By Matthew Schmid

June 29, 2016


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I remember reading "1984" for the first time in 2001 and fearing the watchful eyes of Big Brother. It made me become politically active because I assumed that Big Brother would grow in the form of government. I believed the threat would come in the form of federal agencies taping our phones, putting vi...

Unpaid internships benefi cial to devoted college students, those seeking post-grad jobs

Written By Alex Stumpf

June 29, 2016


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April is consistently one of the most frantic months in the lives of college students. Amidst the craziness of term papers, finals and hammering out a schedule for next semester, a student has to endure the pressure of trying to find work for the summer months.A very popular form of summer work is un...

Is Oscar Pistorius the O.J. of the current generation?

Written By Michael Kyle

June 29, 2016


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Oscar Pistorius’s story is one full of inspiration and dedication. Unfortunately, his legacy is now marked with a dark cloud and it made its way into households across the whole world.Pistorius is a double amputee, who competed in the 2012 London Paralympics.  He won silver and two gold medals. ...

Kindles replacing bookstores

Written By Kineen Dillard

June 29, 2016


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Would you rather buy a book or purchase a Kindle? The answer for most would be to purchase a Kindle if you consider how unpopular buying a book is lately. With the sudden bankruptcy of Borders Group Inc, it leads me to question if bookstores are going out of style. In today's world, people are always on...

Lack of campus enthusiasm undermines ‘Village’ vision

Written By Rachel Nunes

June 29, 2016


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I had an extra dollar on Friday so I decided I would purchase a raffle ticket for WPPJ's annual Rock-a-Thon, like I do every year.  I used to have a program as a freshman and sophomore, so I like to support the station and the charity that the event chooses to support through Rock-A-Thon. I was no...

Lack of transparency fuels conspiracy

Written By Sara Payne

June 29, 2016


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Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. The assassin was taken into custody the same day and charged with the crime early the next morning.Despite these facts, there are still questions surrounding the event. Almost 50 years later, a majority of Americans believes Os...

Lawsuit acknowledges exploitation, inequality for Wal-Mart employees

Written By Emily Petsko

June 29, 2016


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Wal-Mart is the quintessence of American consumerism. Its tantalizing low-cost deals are enough to attract anyone with a tight budget, and its 24-hour Supercenters are the epitome of convenience. But looking past Wal-Mart's affordable prices and cheerful smiley logo, one can get a glimpse of the grim si...

Legislation needed to stop illegal organ selling

Written By Matthew Schmid

June 29, 2016


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You may have heard a variation or two of the chilling story where a man on a business trip goes to a local bar for a drink and notices the pretty girl staring back at him from across the bar. He approaches the lady and asks if he can buy her a drink. That's the last thing he remembers before waking up...

Cultural summit benefits American and international students

Written By Alicia Green

June 29, 2016


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The fourth Annual Cultural Summit was hosted on Wednesday, Oct. 17 by the International Student Services and Enrollment (ISSE) to introduce students and faculty to the culture of countries in the Middle East.The Cultural Summit was first hosted on Sept. 21, 2009 and represented the countries of Egypt, Ir...

Guest Column: Commuter survey results spur fund reconsideration

Written By Anthony Costulas, USG President

June 29, 2016


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As you may know, over the past few semesters student government has been playing a larger role in solving major issues facing the students on this campus. Last semester, we focused our efforts on finding a solution to the problems with advising on this campus. Over the course of four months, the Senators an...

Cycling commuter advises patience to all motorists

Written By Lindsay Dill

June 29, 2016


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Patience is indeed a virtue, one which many, who may normally display it, lose once hitting the road.As a cycling commuter, I've seen and experienced the worst sides of road rage from motorists, other cyclists and myself. I theorize that any and all of these negative experiences between road-users ar...