August 10, 2020

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Jan.28, 2010

    Haiti Putting American Woes In Perspective

    If you have been paying attention to politics recently you probably know that if you want everybody in America to have health insurance, you are a pink-o, death-panel loving socialist. If you do not you are a red-necked, uneducated, Glenn Beck-loving villain. In this political age where even the smallest difference of opinion causes a wave of media blitz with talking heads trying to tear the faces off their rhetorical opponent, it is unlikely that there is anything that could bring about unity among Americans.

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  • Opinion | Jan.28, 2010

    Studio Insider: A Behind-The-Scenes Take on Good Tunes

    So you’re driving in your car and you turn on the radio (do people still use radios?) and you hear a brand new song. It’s pretty catchy, so you look the artist up and buy the CD, or maybe purchase the single on iTunes. You listen to it on repeat, burn it on mix CDs, share it with your friends…but have you ever wondered what goes into making that great sounding single that you love so much?

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  • Opinion | Jan.28, 2010

    Senator Brown Throws A Wrench In Democratic Effort

    The election of Scott Brown as Massachusetts’ next United States Senator is the beginning of the end for the obsessive fascination tied to President Barack Obama’s rise to office. Unless he makes some swift moves to regain both popularity and political traction, Obama’s presidential significance will rest somewhere close to Millard Fillmore’s. History remembers accomplishments, not broken promises, but President Obama has not yet accomplished anything and it is beginning to take its toll.

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  • Opinion | Jan.28, 2010

    Dropping the Bomb on Teen Moms

    I have to admit, with so much work in the evenings, it’s difficult to find time to plop down in front of TV, but even I have been subject to a few head-turning experiences in the past few months. The most striking has been the surge of TV shows touching on the topic of teen pregnancy. There was a recent movie on Lifetime based on the 2009 scandal at Gloucester High School in Massachusetts when it was discovered that 17 girls made a “pregnancy pact.”

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  • Opinion | Jan.28, 2010

    Tangents and Tirades

    Commentary Staff The Infamous Jim. There is a mysterious physical trainer on campus that I’ve heard so much about but have never seen. Hasn’t anyone else heard of this guy? He supposedly makes people stronger and gets them in good…

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  • Opinion | Jan.28, 2010

    Apple’s Much Hyped Tablet Disappoints

    John Vaghi / Editor-in-Chief Yesterday, the pioneers over at Apple revealed their latest industry changing innovation, the iPad; a 1.5 pound touch screen device whose features include a screen that measures 9.7 inches diagonally, 16, 32, or 64 gigabytes of…

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  • Opinion | Jan.28, 2010

    Times of Our Lives: Why Does Every Moment Have A Label?

    Guest Commentary / Talia Pinzari ’10 I recently read an article on the absurdity of the term “real time.” We use it in reference to our culture’s desire for instant gratification—Twitter updates, live broadcasts, instant messaging—you name it. Time, though…

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  • Opinion | Jan.28, 2010

    Faith Matters

    Fr. James Cuddy, O.P. / Contributing Writer As I write, I’m watching many of our students storm the floor at the Dunk to celebrate the basketball team’s victory over UConn. A convincing win over a ranked opponent is just what…

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  • Opinion | Jan.21, 2010

    Burnt Lips, Bloody Pigs, and Sticky Myrrh

    The sensation of snowflakes settling in your hair and eyebrows, the gentle burn as the first sip of hot chocolate hits your lips, the feel of a mittened hand entwined with your own.

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  • Opinion | Dec.03, 2009

    Kris Kringle Was One Radical Dude

    Among the incredibly commercial messages and neatly-tied-up endings that just scream “deus ex machina” our generation can learn a great deal from the stop motion Christmas classic Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town. For those of you can’t recall, it’s the movie that tells the story of Santa Claus from start to finish.

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