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ON THE BRINK: A Troubling Anniversary for Roe v. Wade

Thirty years ago, the scope of our Constitution was redefined. On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in the matter of Roe v. Wade that “the right to privacy…is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.” The Court’s majority opinion continued, asserting that no state has the…

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Environmental Extremism

A little more than four months ago, I arrived on this campus as an eager and excited new Lower. I leaped out of the car, breathed deeply, and thought to myself, “What a wonderful opportunity I have to pursue those activities that interest me!” I was eager to enroll in every club and every activity…

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Manga, Wolfenstein, and Japan’s America-Envy

The Japanese are coming! The Japanese are coming! Over my fourteen years, I have been inculcated with the idea that the Japanese are encroaching upon America’s cultural turf like a surreptitious owl approaching an unsuspecting mouse. Indeed, Kenneth Horowitz, millionaire and former CEO of Cellular One, has lightly remarked that video games are a nefarious…

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The Mad Year

It seems quite safe to say, with the past year now comfortably over and buried forever in the annals of history, that 2002 truly was the “mad year.” Politically, it is hard to salvage even the smallest silver lining from the year. The Arab world continues to hate us for killing Afghan civilians with seeming…

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Where Did All The Money Go?

Get out your checkbooks. Drain your Fleet accounts. It’s that time of year again. No, I am not talking about the recent holiday season, but about the events that shortly follow after the final Christmas tree ornament, snugly wrapped in tissue paper, has been placed in its storage box, and the last sparkling bulbs have…

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