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Zero Tolerance: Crime or Punishment?

Virginia Tech and Columbine High School. Instantly, these names conjure up images of violent tragedies, with 45 total lives taken at the pull of a trigger in the split of a second. In New York, a nine-year-old boy, Patrick Timoney was threatened with suspension for bringing a small toy gun …

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Nature, Now 99.9995% Organic!

SALLY TRAN Staff Writer Through the process of evolution, Homo sapiens have come a long way. In fact, we are now Homo sapiens sapiens, thus implying that we possess unsurpassed intellectual capabilities as the wise, wise man. We wield the brains, the brawn and the opposable thumbs that make us …

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It’s True Humanity Lives Again!

KIMBERLY ONG Co-Opinions Editor The initial shock on the afternoon of Jan. 12 only signaled the widespread devastation that would erupt soon after. Over the period of two weeks, one 7.0 earthquake and 52 aftershocks decimated an entire island. The natural disaster stomped its way through Haiti, leaving at least …

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Print Journalism’s March of Death

EMILY KONG Co-Opinions Editor The contributing factors of electronic access and our dwindling economy have taken a toll on the age-old institution of print journalism. Even though we may not realize it, readership from some of the country’s most prestigious newspapers have fallen drastically; people younger than forty have become …

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Girls Don’t like Boys, Girls like Cars

DAISY PROM Staff Writer They’re the ones who are there when you are lover-less, the ones who will rush to you when a cuddle-buddy is needed. However, amidst all these I-got-your-back notions, there’s bound to be some sort of underlying desire or lust. Sure, a boy-girl friendship works in theory …

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Who’s on the ‘Slut List’?

It’s Friday, and I’m home watching 20/20. Tonight the show is about none other than the ridiculous scandal surrounding the charismatic, almost Democratic-presidential candidate John Edwards. Undoubtedly, we’ve all heard his woes: an ailing wife, a mistress and, of course, a lovechild. In times like these, his political accomplishments are …

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Yes, He Can … But Maybe Not Today

YVONNE LEE Co-Editor-In-Chief In the months preceding Barack Obama’s November 2008 presidential election, the words “change” and “hope” became synonymous with the charismatic Senator. He told the nation “Yes, we can,” instilling in Americans a newfound interest in politics. “Obama-fever” swept the nation and enraptured the American people. Thanks to …

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Let’s Pretend to Progress

SALLY TRAN Staff Writer Despite the hubbub over our nations’s first African-American president, Mr. Obama has made some dubious choices, his newest eyebrow-raising decision arriving as Race to the Top. Hoping to improve our lowest achieving schools and close the growing achievement gap, the new initiative is a lovely, picturesque …

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Stupid Decisions: Reckless and Now Lifeless

EMILY KONG Co-Opinions Editor Everyday we make decisions that affect the rest of our lives. Not only do those choices stay with us, but they also deeply impact the people around us. Most of the time we’re well aware of what to do and what to avoid. Obviously, we want …

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