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Nate Leonard


Week 7: Dallas in the Rearview

Nate Leonard | Posted December 8, 2012

I sometimes fell short of attending church on Sundays, but I never fell short of attending games on Friday nights. Football is my religion and Ron Poe Stadium was my sanctuary.
Brian Jencunas


Biden Underestimated at Paul Ryan's Peril

Brian Jencunas | Posted December 8, 2012

As a conservative myself, I wish Biden was less successful in 1988, but the episode should be a warning for those who think Paul Ryan's victory in the vice presidential debate as a foregone conclusion.
Brandon Deroche


Incubus and Linkin Park Raise More Than $350K on Honda Civic Tour

Brandon Deroche | Posted December 8, 2012

What this fund-raising demonstrates is that if we really want to move the needle, we need to properly leverage the collective reach of multiple artists.
Deborah N. Archer


The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations: Why Affirmative Action Still Matters

Deborah N. Archer | Posted December 8, 2012

If the challenge is successful, Fisher would reverse decades of legal precedent, stifling universities' ability to develop a diverse student body, and closing the door to equal opportunities for students of color. Not only would minority students lose, but so would our nation.
Greg Lukianoff


Free Speech: Just a Recent Fad?

Greg Lukianoff | Posted December 8, 2012

It should not come as a surprise that some of these voices against free speech arise out of higher education. Yet the great irony in this is that our colleges should be places where people live the reality of the potential that is unleashed by free expression.
Amanda Draughn


Transitioning out of Our Past and Into Our Future

Amanda Draughn | Posted December 8, 2012

To us, it is more than just a play, it is a journey. Our journey. Nothing can replace it, or even come close. And now, after all this time of sharing the stories of the underworld, we finally get to tell our own; moving on to new memories and new beginnings.
Courtland Thomas


Editing Your College Essay: The 3 P's

Courtland Thomas | Posted December 8, 2012

The process of editing one's personal college essay is very similar to how one manually applies the shine to their car, or add a coat of finishing gel to their recently-painted fingernails. It's all about patience, persistence and perspective.
Patrick Dowd


New World of Opportunity Awaits Millennials

Patrick Dowd | Posted December 8, 2012

History has shown us that good things come to those who get moving, and that being on the move is often more important than knowing exactly where you are headed. Indeed, great journeys have a way of taking us to places we never could have imagined.


Ladies, Stop Calling Each Other Lesbians

Uloop | Posted December 8, 2012

I was enjoying a lovely stroll to Starbucks today when my morning was promptly ruined by the stupidity of a conversation between two ladies behind me. "She told me I looked pretty," sneered one girl, between smacks on her gum. "I mean, she said it at least two times." "What?...
Dr. James Michael Nolan


Student Loan Debt "Story": Chicanery? Inadvertent or Intentional?

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted December 8, 2012

Did they flunk out, lack motivation, decide to become a plumber instead, or did they temporarily run out of money? They might still return, and the degree might demonstrate its value somewhere down the line.
Abby Miller


Is More (Advanced) Education Always Better?

Abby Miller | Posted December 8, 2012

Recent college graduates also get the message that a BA is not enough -- from employers, peers, and graduate schools themselves. They must continue on to graduate school. But is more education always better?
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson


So What If Jesus Had a Wife?

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted December 8, 2012

Is it true? Is it a fake? Should we care? If Jesus was married, would it overturn the patriarchy that for 2,000 years kept women out of ordained leadership? Would it allow men to be married and ordained in the Catholic Church?
Michael Brenner


The University at Bay

Michael Brenner | Posted December 8, 2012

What is happening at the university is a microcosm of what is happening in the country generally. That includes the sacrifice of the public for the private and the worship of money as the one true measure of worth.


Choosing the Right College Amidst Fierce Competition and Rising Costs

Eric_Greenberg | Posted December 8, 2012

Huge numbers of students and families are visiting colleges this fall as the pressure to get into excellent colleges is extremely high.
Lilly O'Donnell


Increasing Student Loan Defaults Could Drag Down the Economy

Lilly O'Donnell | Posted December 8, 2012

Americans are taking out student loans that they can't afford, from lenders who know they can't afford them. Those lenders are re-selling the debt to other lenders, and, as student loan debt increases at a far higher rate than the unemployment rate decreases, more and more of these loans are going unpaid.