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Fly the Friendly Skies?

As a consequence of the terrorist attacks of September 11, American pilots now have a new companion when they fly. This past Saturday marked the graduation of the first group of 46 pilots who received special training to allow them to carry guns in their cockpits. Congress granted this privilege in an attempt to protect…

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Renegade Reconstruction

The war in Iraq conjures up many different views and emotions among the people and nations of this world. Many were opposed to all military action whatsoever, and yet others stood as ardent proponents of a full-scale invasion. Regardless of what one’s views might have been, however, the most difficult part of the war is…

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Mandatory Misery

Upper spring has arrived for the Class of 2004, and in this time of stress, some of us turn to drugs, or, failing at that, to things that look like drugs. For example, my roommate recently spent a part of one night working above a mirror on his desk, making lines of baking soda as…

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Give Me a Break

Do Americans work too hard? This might seem like a strange question to ask at a time when so many US citizens are suffering from the hardships of unemployment, but the answer may surprise you. According to the International Labor Organization, Americans currently work on average 1,978 hours annually, as reported by The New York…

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THOU SHALT NOT

Week after week, I sermonize from my Fourth Estate pulpit, lecturing on what I believe is wrong with society, culture, and our school; providing insight on how we should react to the seemingly arbitrary and irrational powers that be; and attempting to move and inspire my admiring public. Except for the fact that I am…

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