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Meal plan choices fail to satisfy

What’s for lunch today? The question hounds me as I weigh what meager options the cafeteria has to offer. I could go for the green beans, so rubbery they squeak against my teeth when I eat them. There are also the leftover biscuits from morning breakfast, cleverly disguised in cheese […]

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Spring events lack Salsa spice

Many JBU students may be wondering, where did all the fun go? JBU may have a plethora of exciting events this semester—the Talent Show, sports, and plays—but there is one thing they are missing. Why do we not have a salsa dance? As far as I know, the salsa dance […]

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Better luck next time

The people waiting to go to the second run of the Talent Show on Family Weekend thought they would be settled down inside the Cathedral by 9 p.m., but instead they were left standing in the cold wind. The doors did not open to let the people in until at […]

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Pain in the wallet

The whole campus is frustrated. Another $1,300 has been piled on to the thousands it costs to go to JBU. While we’re frustrated, it’s understandable. It’s the “cost of doing business” as the University put it. The bills need to be paid and it’s not really the fault of the […]

Why I support the DREAM: part 2
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Why I support the DREAM: part 2

Last week The Threefold Advocate ran my column describing the details of the DREAM Act. Today’s piece explains why I support this proposed legislation and why I ask students to become politically involved in helping it pass. The DREAM Act attempts to undo the harm caused by existing immigration policy […]

Gone with the wash
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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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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 […]