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Wired Protests Are Changing the World

Wired Protests Are Changing the World

February 28, 2012


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  The wired revolution has arrived. It has the power to shake dictatorships and subvert corporate America. Twenty-two year old Molly Katchpole, fed up with her bank’s push for a five-dollar monthly fee for debit card use, posted the following on a website called Change.org, “At some point ...

Global Rematch: the Nuclear Debate is Back, but Who Will Prevail?

Global Rematch: the Nuclear Debate is Back, but Who Will Prevail?

February 18, 2012


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Thursday, Feb. 2 marked the beginning of a new energy era in America: for the first time since 1978, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission—voting 4-to-1—gave its approval for the construction of a new nuclear power plant. Later in the month, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the world th...

DIRTY POLITICIANS: an Evolving Social Epidemic?

DIRTY POLITICIANS: an Evolving Social Epidemic?

February 11, 2012


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For years there has been a trend that has run so rampant through the political world in the United States that it has evolved into a social epidemic. When news breaks of a senator, governor, or presidential candidate being involved in scandals, we are no longer shocked. Has this become expected?...

The 3:16 Advocate: A Story of Hope

The 3:16 Advocate: A Story of Hope

February 8, 2012


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I, Daria, Doth Decree the Following Blogeth: The 3:16 Advocate: A Story of Hope   For someone who came very near to death even before birth, “God’s Quarterback” is nothing short of an awe-inspiring testament to the power behind a personal identity and a little courage. Granted,...

The Language Behind Economic Inequality

The Language Behind Economic Inequality

January 31, 2012


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Conservative leaders have learned to frame their world views to appeal to a voter’s self-image. As a result, many Americans are supporting elitist economic policies and the Democratic Party is in crisis.  Would you choose to live in a country where the upper 1 percent of the population owns 34.6 percent of wealth and the bottom 40 percent owns a mere .3 perce...

Resolutions For the World

Resolutions For the World

January 30, 2012


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A New Year brings about a new opportunity for reflection. What will 2011 be remembered for? How will I, as an individual and as a member of my generation, remember 2011? What mattered this year? What shouldn’t have mattered? In setting resolutions this year, let’s turn our eyes to the world. It isn...

The Unattainable Goal

January 22, 2012


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1.6 MILLION PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES IN 2010 ● 52 PROCEDURES TO GET “BARBIE BODY” ● AVERAGE PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURE: $4,000 ● 95.6 PERCENT OF PATIENTS ARE WOMEN ● 66.9 PERCENT OF WOMEN PATIENTS HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE ● LIPOSUCTION IS NATION’S TOP COSMETIC SURGICAL PROCEDURE Objectification of Women: Who’s to Blame? Media surrounds us. ...

Every Second Counts and Time Is Short

Every Second Counts and Time Is Short

December 2, 2011


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Just six more degrees, and pencils collapse onto the floor, feet scurry through the doorway, trembling hands turn in apologetic tardy slips, frantic fingers attack the send button, and a traffic light fades into red. The second hand on a clock can turn one’s world upside down. The Beatles might have...

Caught Red Handed: Neglecting the Modern-Day Teenager

December 2, 2011


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Politicians turn a blind eye to the most impressionable portion of the population: Teens They should be ashamed of themselves. Call me biased, but of all the criticism pinpointed at teenagers, critics of today’s youth should really rethink the basis of their arguments. People wonder why members of my...

I am Not Just a Number

I am Not Just a Number

December 2, 2011


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Budget cuts force California State Universities to cut readers of applications.    When visiting the California Polytechnic University, I fell in love with the campus, the programs, and the people. In an on campus information session, we were told that the university no longer re...

Men: Objectified too?

December 2, 2011


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Flip through the glossy pages of any perfumed fashion magazine to be visually accosted by images of Barbie-like idealized women flaunting mile-long legs, flawless skin and perfectly preened manes of flowing blonde hair. The social pressures imposed on American women have become nearly unbearable. Media...

AN IMPOSSIBLE ROLE TO PLAY

December 2, 2011


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Sex symbol, caring mother, career woman, and loving wife—how can one person fill all of these roles? For much of American history, a woman’s proper sphere was thought to be within her own home. This restrictive cult of domesticity emphasized that submissiveness, obedience and piety were key traits...

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