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Gone with the wash
Opinion

Gone with the wash

We all know that JBU students can’t help but complain about the campus food service. But, really? It costs two dollars and fifty cents to wash and dry clothes? As a resident of JBU, I believe that there has to be a better solution for the laundry services on campus. […]

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For the love of semi-colons

It’s time that someone stood up for the semi-colon: the most majestic punctuation mark of them all. You may be thinking “But no one understands the semi-colon! Is it a comma? Is it a colon? Nobody knows!” Worry not. Like the supremely functional spork, the ingenious combination of the spoon […]

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Calling all fans: let’s support the home team for the tournament

This is a scene we have repeated for two decades. Fans packing the stands for a game against a team we will undoubtedly crush. TV cameras recording our annual 15 minutes of fame. Fans in full body paint screaming at the top of their lungs. Toilet paper raining down onto […]

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Making time for quality gifts

The first time I heard Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” was a gift. I had heard the piece’s name before and was vaguely aware of Beethoven as a historical figure. I had caught chance snippets of the melody, but had no idea what the song was. I was friends with an experienced […]

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Endorse me not: A plea for celebrities to keep their politics private

Celebrities know how to create hype during election season. Paris Hilton forgot to rock the vote when she failed to cast her ballot, despite of endorsing then-Senator Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential elections. Just last week, Samuel L. Jackson raised some eyebrows when in an interview with Ebony Magazine […]

Dreams are worth pursuing
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Dreams are worth pursuing

This Tuesday in Chapel, Phil Vischer talked about his climb to success with the company that makes VeggieTales, Big Idea. But after the horrendous theater ticket sales of “Jonah,” a bad reception once the movie came out on DVD, and a legal case that left him bankrupt, he reached the […]

Comic Corner
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Comic Corner

Why I support the American DREAM
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Why I support the American DREAM

February 20th through the 25th is Take Action for the DREAM Act Week. During this week the sponsors of the DREAM Act ask people across the nation to write their senators and representatives about DREAM Act 2011. This article describes this proposed legislation. The Dream began in 2001. During the […]

Opinion

Hard road to ‘Civilization’

I’ve recently been reading about Cherokee history and literature and I’ve found various similarities with current issues in Latin America. One of the readings that caught my attention the most is a speech by Elias Boudinot that he gave at a Presbyterian Church in the Spring of 1826 called “An […]

Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Immigration system does not represent majority

In Emerson Ayala’s opinion piece last week (“Unfair System Denies Dream”), he tells of his own encounter with this nation’s flawed immigration system. He describes the rejection of his mother’s application for a U.S. Visa based on her financial situation. Unfortunately, the realities of the system prevented Ayala’s mother from […]