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Slim Pickings for Teenage Summer Employment

In an April 2006 speech to labor leaders in Washington, D.C., Senator John McCain pointed out, “There are jobs that Americans will not do.” To prove his point, he said, “Now, my friends, I’ll offer anybody here $50 an hour if you’ll go pick lettuce in Yuma this season and[Read More…]

by September 2, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

ROTC’s Bribery, Distortion Prove Ineffective Recruiting Techniques

Would you join the army for a hot dog? That’s the question I asked myself when I recently walked by the Army ROTC recruitment station. I had just come out of class in St. Mary’s and was not looking forward to the long walk to Leo’s. Then I heard it[Read More…]

by April 1, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Math, Empty Wallets Show Students Lose in Housing Raffle

I take Math in Society. If you ask me, it should be a requirement for every student of every major. How could anyone function without knowing how many sides are on a stop sign (eight) or how many stories there are in a 10-story building (we haven’t gotten to that[Read More…]

by February 12, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Forget the Whales, What About Us Humans’

Whales: Love them, or hate them? Few issues are more divisive than that of saving the whales. Luckily, these giants of the deep have a new hero – a young woman with the courage and nerve to stand up and say, “Killing whales is wrong.” The Georgetown Lecture Fund could[Read More…]

by January 29, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Fried Calamari for Change in Sudan

I designed a survey the other day to see how many people could locate Sudan on a map. Although I may have been the only person to take the survey, I found the results staggering: Zero percent of those surveyed were able to locate Sudan on a map. I deemed[Read More…]

by January 11, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

A Crisis in Hollywood

“Remember, remember the fifth of November….” Last week’s November 5 may not have involved a foiled gunpowder plot or that crazy British guy from “V for Vendetta,” but I’d argue that an even greater disaster took place. The catastrophe that broke out last Monday threatens the very existence of couch[Read More…]

by November 16, 2007 0 comments Uncategorized

Richard Gere May Have Looks, But the Dalai Lama Has Substance

There is a man who is known round the world, who has become a common household name, and whose face has graced countless TV screens and newspapers. I’m talking, of course, about Richard Gere, star of “Pretty Woman” and People agazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 1999. You can imagine my[Read More…]

by October 23, 2007 0 comments Uncategorized

Obama Candidacy More Than Sex Appeal

Last month I attended the inaugural meeting for the university organization Students for Barack Obama which won the coveted 9 p.m. time slot and was showcased deep in the bowels of ICC. Despite the 9 o’clock premier of NBC’s “Heroes” and a rainstorm, the room was filled. I was pleased[Read More…]

by October 12, 2007 0 comments Uncategorized