Opinion

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No, Thanks-giving

We are two days away from Thanksgiving Break. That means classes are not meeting for a week, and students are returning home to spend time with their families, indulge in rich food and watch gridiron football. For most students, it’s a chance to see loved ones and to catch up […]

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From the president: Practicing what we preach

When the editors of the Spartan newspaper invited me to write a regular column, I thought, here is my chance to share some thoughts, to offer a window to the corner office on the second floor of Woodruff Hall, and to offer my own unique perspective on topics relevant to […]

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Fresh Perspectives: A look into the lives of two freshmen

The drive up here was relatively boring and long, hauling all the way from Eastern Mass. I was shoved in the backseat with a good portion of all the stuff that we had packed in the car the night before. The four-and-a-half hours were filled with a lot of reading […]

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Is the media to blame for shootings?

A couple weeks ago, my 13-year-old brother came to me and told me about a nightmare that he had. He said that he had dreamt that someone came to his school and was shooting people, and he had to hide. This is the part where I get to decide if […]

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The Spartan Saved Me

Two and a half years ago, I was going through one of the darkest times of my life. I was in a toxic relationship that made me feel worthless, I was hanging out with a group of people who weren’t truly my friends and I had absolutely no idea what […]

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Web sadly did not lead to ‘Global Village’

The internet and I pretty much grew up together. I remember dial-up complaining loudly around the same time I was a whiny youth. As I grew older, and became a teenager – an age at which people grow less dependent on their parents and more dependent on their peers, and […]

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Weaponizing animals is a new low for Russian govt.

Well, the Russians are up to something again— whale training for the navy. What kind of high school science project is this? According to CBS News, Norwegian fishermen and scientists have spotted a beluga whale with a harness harassing boats off the northeastern coast of Norway within the past week. […]

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A captivating comeback

Photo Courtsey of YouTube Tiger Woods is on top again. The last time he won a major, Obama was running for his first term as president, “Breaking Bad” had just started its first season, and “Low” by Flo Rida ft. T-Pain was the best performing single in the world. So, […]

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Notre Dame donations raise questions about other causes

Monday night into Tuesday morning of last week will go down in history as one of the most devastating moments for France. The Notre Dame Cathedral was lit up in flames and is now suffering from extreme damages. Damages have consisted of destroyed stained glass windows, paintings and overall damage […]

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Changes need to be made in electoral college system

If you’re anything like me, Donald Trump’s election in 2016 got you way more invested in U.S. politics. I had my eye on the news constantly after the election, mostly because I wanted a little warning before the bombs started dropping. I’m not as pessimistic now. Actually watching the news […]