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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Pining for a pinner

Gentlemen, think about all the women in the world there are to choose from. We ladies proudly represent a wide variety for you to pick through when it comes to picking out “The One.” The cheerleader, the goth, the musician, the intellect, the homemaker, the butcher, the baker, the candlestick […]