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Connecticut Tragedy: Focusing on the Wrong Things

(4) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 3:45 PM

On Friday, December 14, in the small town of Newtown, Connecticut, the unthinkable happened. By now, I'd assume almost everyone has heard about the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that has left the entire nation shaken and asking ourselves simple questions like how and why. A man decided...

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The Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage Intensifies

(6) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 2:44 PM

If the past election did nothing else, it showed strong divisions among Americans. These divisions go well beyond the presidential race between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Gay marriage has continued to be a divisive issue among many Americans. Staunch religious communities and extreme conservatives continue to battle against laws...

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Realizing What We've Been Given

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 6:30 PM

We've all heard the saying, "you don't know how good you had it until it's gone." As cliché as it may sound, I agree 100 percent. Included in this saying is the profession that one takes in their life. Many people, whether they are doctors, journalists or other professions, often...

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9/11 - Reflections From a Child

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 11:06 PM

I still remember everything about that fateful day 11 years ago. I was 11 at the time, still in my first few weeks of 6th grade. I was sitting in the third seat against the window in Mr. Smith's history class. The day before, Mr. Smith had told the class...

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Athletic Programs Must Be More Accountable

(6) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 7:14 PM

The words "Penn State football" used to be a symbol of integrity, character, passion and success. But the events that have transpired over the past year have tarnished the reputation of the program. Yet many people around the country have focused solely on the sexual abuse that took place in...

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