August 5, 2020

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Mar.03, 2011

    Senior Defends BHM After Freshman Questions It

    As a news writer for The Cowl, I don’t usually feel the need to comment or critique the writings of my peers. After reading Beatriz Forster’s article on Black History Month, however, I could not help but publicly comment on her misunderstandings and borderline offensive claims. Yes, it would be great to live in an ideal world where every month celebrated every race and nationality, but unfortunately, we do not live in that world. While Forster challenges us to be more respectful and observant of other cultures and races, the reality is that it’s never going to happen. Since we live in a world that is filled with closed-minded people (even I can be one at times), celebrations like Black History Month must continue to be observed in our country or else we will cause much more damage in our society than is already present.

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  • Opinion | Mar.03, 2011

    Feds Don’t Care, So Plan Your Own Parenthood

    Friends, at this very moment, a man and a woman, or a woman and a woman, or a man and a man, or a woman and multiple men, or a man and multiple women, or all other combinations not previously mentioned, are having sex. They’re in the privacy of their own homes, or in the woods, or some parking lot. Regardless of where they are doing it, they are doing it without your permission, and without concern for your approval or moral judgment.

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  • Opinion | Mar.03, 2011

    Letter to the Editor

    The first run of the Horizons diversity retreat, held at the outset of October, would be my third consecutive retreat, and I admit to feeling weary of once again packing the same two-day supplies of clothing, toiletries, and bed sheets, and loading onto a big, yellow school bus in the early hours of the morning for an hour-long drive to a wooded, secluded camp.

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  • Opinion | Mar.03, 2011

    Middle Eastern Leadership

    Authoritarian leaders fail to appreciate the true significance of the pro-democracy protests sweeping across the nation. These dictatorial regimes have shown the world multiple meanings for the word “delusional.” From the scheming of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia to the downright peculiar ravings of Libya’s Gaddafi, the leadership of much of the Middle East is being re-introduced to the definition of “people power.” The leadership of many of these countries is out of touch generationally, socially, and politically in the 21st century.

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  • Opinion | Mar.03, 2011

    Tiffany & Earl

    Dear Tiffany and Earl,

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  • Opinion | Mar.03, 2011

    Faith Matters

    A friend of mine is in the hospital and has been struggling with cancer for a long time now. He’s being operated on in the morning, so a couple of us went to see him tonight to have a quick visit and to anoint him before his procedure.

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  • Opinion | Mar.03, 2011

    What Would Archie Bunker Think of Those Gleeks?

    The popular 1970s sitcom All in the Family would never make the cut as a primetime show today. Not because the show lacks comedic skill or has poorly written plot lines, but because of its blatant political incorrectness. Political correctness is the name of the game these days.

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  • Opinion | Mar.03, 2011

    Everyone’s Favorite News

    Grapevines entwine every organization. We crave news, yet neither city papers nor parish newsletters really cover the fascinating beat of human conflicts, joys, sorrows, and flaws. While an ethical reporter checks facts and verifies wording, gossip has no commitment to either accuracy or good taste. It thrives on the juicy tidbits of conversation, which the dictionary defines as “rumor, report, tattle, or behind-the-scenes information, especially of an intimate or personal nature.” But, after all, gossip is harmless, right?

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  • Opinion | Feb.17, 2011

    $200,000 Should Bring Post-College Success, Right?

    GREs, LSATs, and MCATs, oh, my! And Dorothy thought lions, tigers, and bears were something to fear—clearly someone was under the impression that Auntie Em and Uncle Henry were going to support her forever. I think it’s safe to say that we’d all much rather duke it out with a lion, a tiger, and a bear all at once than try to find a job out in the real world. But, there comes a time in everyone’s college career when the question goes from being: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”—to—”what do you want to do with your life now that you’re all grown up?” And it’s at this very moment that you realize—you’re not in Kansas anymore.

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  • Opinion | Feb.17, 2011

    Tangents & Tirades

    Commentary Writers comment on different events on and off the cowl.

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