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Staying healthy should be goal

Justin Law
January 25, 2011
Filed under Opinion

By now, everyone has hopefully decided whether they will stick to their new year’s resolution or not. Whatever, it’s your life. America’s most popular resolution is to lose weight, get into shape or something along those lines. Good for you, America! Read More »...

Friends with benefits is a good idea

Dani Palmer
January 25, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Relationships are tricky. I would even call them stupid. Yet, everyone is on this constant journey to find the perfect partner. People have this idea of the perfect partner that will drop whatever he or she is doing to come over and comfort you. He or she will blow off friends to watch a movie with his...

Friends with benefits is a bad idea

Logan Hursh
January 25, 2011
Filed under Opinion

This past weekend I watched the film "No Strings Attached" which got me thinking a lot about the idea of friends with benefits. Upon starting this article, I knew roughly why I thought friends with benefits was an unwise concept that inevitably would end in catastrophe, but I had no real foundation to base t...

On Campus: Lines of madness

Justin Law
January 19, 2011
Filed under Opinion

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What the fuck? Leggings

Jimmy Pyles
January 19, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Let me start off by saying I don’t hate leggings/jeggings, actually I find them to be the short shorts of winter. Girls seem to be wearing them everywhere from school to church and even funerals. Ok, I am not sure they are worn at the last two places but they are worn at school and many other places....

Sex talk: Let’s get it on

Justin Law
January 18, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Let’s talk some sex. As part of Know Your Status Week, Christine Tolis, assistant program director of student wellness, spoke at a seminar entitled Let’s Talk About Sex. The discussion, hosted by Activities Programming Board (APB), Black Student Union and Spectrum, dealt with how to practice safe sex ...

Back to school

Dani Palmer
January 18, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Back to school means back to tests, papers, treading to class through the snow, ice and sludge (at least mailmen get paid and get to play with dogs) and your weird professor who still swears that the government has been watching him since the 60's. Still, it’s not all bad. It seems like there is a si...

A Cold Walk

Justin Law
January 13, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Letter to the editor

Justin Law
January 13, 2011
Filed under Opinion

In response to “USI, an ‘ego stroke,’” from The Shield, Dec. 9. I too found my freshman year to be not much of a challenge.  However, I did not blame the school or professors for this -- I felt this was based on my natural abilities and hard working personality.  High school was the same w...

Censoring a classic defeats its main purpose

Justin Law
January 13, 2011
Filed under Opinion

NewSouth publishing group intends to revise Mark Twain’s novel “Huckleberry Finn.” The book was first published in England in 1884 and since has become a classic which is mandatory to be taught across schools in the United States. Twain’s intention in writing the novel was to dissect the error...

Ratemyprofessors.com: cruel or constructive?

Justin Law
January 13, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Learning about your professors’ teaching methods before you meet them can be scary, which is why ratemyprofessors.com helps you find professors students have taken before and have rated on the website. Read More »...

Change, or more of the same: New Year’s resolutions

Justin Law
January 13, 2011
Filed under Opinion

There are two things you can be certain of when New Year’s Eve ends: buying a new calendar and the majority of people clamoring about their New Year’s resolutions. I find the reasoning for, obsession with and implication of New Year’s resolutions annoying and unnerving. Read More »...

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