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No parents, no problem

September 25, 2009

Filed under Features, Opinion

"There’s this little thing that almost all teenagers develop at some point: the need for independence." –Dana Loewen “By the various levels of stress in my house, you would think my parents were going to college and I was staying home,” was a Facebook status I saw at the beginning of the semester. He’s got that right. I...

Students should heed the warnings for the H1N1 virus

Students should heed the warnings for the H1N1 virus

September 25, 2009

Every year the standard, common flu kills more than 35,000 people on average. This year a new influenza virus is attacking the human populat...

Obama presidency turning into an extreme socialist regime

Obama presidency turning into an extreme socialist regime

September 25, 2009

"It's time for us to wake up; it's time for us to rise up." –Rustin Watt Now is a good time for us as pe...

Pretty girls and friends help finish semester

April 24, 2009

Filed under Opinion

There are some girls who are just so pretty that it really isn’t fair to the rest of the world. Perhaps they should be kept in their own separate amenities, perhaps separate bathrooms and dorm's, teachers or even separate hallways. We should segregate the pretty people! No, no. I’m only joking. If it weren’t for...

Now is a crucial time to stay on track

April 24, 2009

Filed under Opinion

Whenever I have free time, which isn’t often, I open up my favorite book “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” I highlight lines that make me think or, for some reason or another, give me hope that life goes on. I’d like to share with you a quote from the book that I think students should give thought to around this time...

Being bilingual more helpful to others

April 24, 2009

Filed under Opinion

Being a bilingual person is, I would say, a pretty cool thing. Learning English was a tough task for me, but in the end I feel like it is one of the best things that has happened to me. A major part of me being bilingual is how I use it to my advantage. Helping others is one thing I enjoy doing. I am a person who likes to...

Antidepressants have reverse effects

April 24, 2009

Filed under Opinion

Many people blame violent behaviors and actions on music and video games and things of that nature. But maybe these violent behaviors come in the form of a prescription. Negative behaviors have been linked to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor prescription antidepressants. Suicide, violence and addiction all have been...

Reed says

April 23, 2009

Filed under Opinion

Need or value? Freedom or servitude? In a recent Crusader editorial and response letter, the merits of welfare and an Obama administration proposal requiring students to do community service work have been debated. I will ignore such semantic inconsistencies as “required volunteer work”, move past the flawed comparison used...

Response to: we the people can’t forget…

April 3, 2009

Filed under Features, Opinion

Dear Editors, I stopped by the Crusader office today and picked up the latest issue. Is Mr. Watt completely insane or just wanting to cause a stir? To compare slavery to volunteer service is comparing apples to oranges. Slavery was a brutal attack on human rights where people were mistreated and many killed. Making volunteer...

Seats are empty at free school activities

April 3, 2009

Our view... Students need an escape from the claustrophobic chaos of dorm life, so the college provides...

‘Balto” best dog movie available on VHS

April 3, 2009

Filed under Opinion

I was and still am a Balto kid like you wouldn’t even believe. If you think you know what the best dog/cat movie ever made is, think again, because Balto puts it to shame. Think about it. Airbud could shoot a basketball, awesome. He was a novelty, who ended up dying of cancer of the brain, perhaps caused by the continuous...

Appearance should not characterize people

April 3, 2009

Filed under Opinion

Although I wish I could say that people always judge others by the content of their character, I can't. If I were to say this then I would be lying because people are always judging others by their appearance. You would think that by now we would have evolved into a human race that is more than capable of determining the value...

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