August 8, 2020

Posts from "News"

  • News | Apr.29, 2010

    The Annoying and Unnecessary In Common Speech

    Commentary Editor, Chris Slavin ’12 criticizes the common flaws of our everyday language.

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  • News | Apr.28, 2010

    Deadly Bombings Prove Devastating

    A series of car bombs exploded outside Shiite mosques in Baghdad on Friday, April 23, killing at least 61 people and wounding more than 100, according to The Washington Post. Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr ordered his militia to protect the worshippers hours after the blasts started. The 10 blasts occured in Sadr City, which is named after the cleric’s father.

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  • News | Apr.28, 2010

    Burqas in France: The Veil is Lifted

    According to CNN, President Nicolas Sarkozy emphatically spoke out Wednesday, April 21, supporting a proposed bill that would ban all Muslim women from wearing face- covering Islamic veils, called a burqa, in France.

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  • News | Apr.28, 2010

    Greece Requests Emergency Aid

    According to The Washington Post, the Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreou formally requested about $53 billion in financial aid from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. Papandreou, in a letter to the European Central Bank, “asked for an emergency aid package for his debt-stricken country.”

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  • News | Apr.28, 2010

    First Full Face Transplant

    On Saturday, March 20, a group of 30 Spanish doctors in Barcelona took 22 hours to conduct the first full-face transplant in the world. While the operation took place over a month ago, details of the operation were just released this week. The patient’s recovery has been acutely recorded as the patient’s face begins to take a new form. Five years ago, the male patient was severely wounded in a shooting accident that left him incapable of breathing, swallowing, or talking. Prior to this breakthrough, the patient had undergone nine other failed

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  • News | Apr.28, 2010

    Immigration Law Passed, But Will It Last?

    Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer signed the country’s harshest immigration law into effect on Friday, April 23. Arizona’s Republican-controlled state senate passed the immigration law requiring police officers to determine whether any person is an illegal immigrant based on reasonable suspicion.

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  • News | Apr.22, 2010

    Friar Finance

    Apple is known for creating innovative products that consumers desire. Its new iPad is a type of tablet computer which was built with an operating system similar to Apple’s iPhone, but with a much larger, 9.7 inch display.

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  • News | Apr.22, 2010

    The Heart-Shaped Box

    “Things don’t change.”Brian turns to me from his place at the wooden desk, observing me like an obscure animal as I lay sprawled across the common room futon. Almost immediately, I regret saying anything to him. I try to keep my focus away from him, but I know he’s already staring at me with curiosity. His projecting mind is like little grits of sand puncturing my flesh that I cannot brush off. I wait patiently for the inevitable.

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  • News | Apr.22, 2010

    Biggest Loser Finalist Shares Her Story

    Amanda Arlauskas realized that being a huge loser is not such a bad thing. In fact, losing was Arlauskas’ main goal as a season eight finalist on NBC’s hit weight-loss television show, The Biggest Loser on Wednesday,

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  • News | Apr.22, 2010

    Neo-Nazi: Reformed and Informed

    In a time when the skinhead movement is active and prospering in the U.S., T.J. Leyden speaks out against its extremism. According to CNN, Leyden was an active white supremacist and neo-Nazi for over 15 years. A “broken family and a lot of problems at home” caused him to spend much time on the streets with the wrong crowd. It was during this period in life, Leyden said, that “a group of older guys found me and started mentoring me in a very negative way.”

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