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Friends with benefits is a bad idea

Logan Hursh

January 25, 2011

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

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What the fuck? Leggings

Jimmy Pyles

January 19, 2011

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 19, 2011

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 19, 2011

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

Letter to the editor

Justin Law

January 13, 2011

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

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

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

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 »...

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

Justin Law

January 13, 2011

New Year’s resolutions are popular this time year and while they are also largely broken, I think there is some validity to them. With a new year comes a fresh start.  It is a convenient marker to begin changing those things that you don’t like about yourself and probably the most important thing th...

What were you doing last week

Justin Law

January 7, 2011

How many times have you asked the question, “What is there to do on campus?” And how many times have you complained how there is “nothing to do on campus,”? Well my question to you is… have you looked? As anyone who knows me can tell you, I am very involved on campus. In my various activiti...

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