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Opinion


Success a result of effort, substantive activity & good habits

Success a result of effort, substantive activity & good habits

By Ben Leighton
March 21st, 2014

What do you define as “success” in life? Everyone wants to be successful in life in one way or another, but being successful requires a lot of time and work. Nobody praises the person on their death bed who gets …
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Sustainability mindset: the Edelbock decision

Sustainability mindset: the Edelbock decision

By Dan Wattenhofer
March 21st, 2014

The Year of Sustainability, that’s what my first year was marked as, a new chapter for the history of St. John’s University. So our school rolled up its sleeves, distributed some metal water bottles, set up a few hydration stations, …
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Marijuana: regulate instead of incarcerate

Marijuana: regulate instead of incarcerate

By Kyle Murray
March 21st, 2014

Marijuana is already legal, that is, unless you get caught. The debate for medical marijuana, total legalization, keeping it decriminalized, or having criminal penalties is a debate about control. Minnesota is following suit in the form of proposed medical marijuana …
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Facilitation of protest: home and abroad

Facilitation of protest: home and abroad

By Marc Mack
February 28th, 2014

It’s hard to ignore the worldwide protests happening as of the past few months. The Ukrainian people have been protesting to keep themselves independent of Russian and become part of the European Union, and Venezuelan college students have been protesting …
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The Reagan Illusion: history aims to wipe away foul realities

The Reagan Illusion: history aims to wipe away foul realities

By Alex Betley
February 21st, 2014

There is this amazing illusory conception in modern America that Ronald Reagan was some sort of god; that he was a champion of people because he “fought drugs,” stood for “free markets,” and took down the Soviet Union, spreading “democracy” …
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Sochi shows the fine line of patriotism

Sochi shows the fine line of patriotism

By Olivia Kalkman
February 21st, 2014

The Sochi Winter Olympics are in full swing, and the wrecking ball of Team USA patriotism hurtles in along with them. The Olympics in general are a great time to come together as Americans. It is hard not to bask …
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Refectory not reflective of posted breakfast hours

Refectory not reflective of posted breakfast hours

By Kyle Murray
February 21st, 2014

It’s Tuesday at ten in the morning. No, I do not want a cheeseburger. I’m not hungover, at WeFest or tailgating for a football game. So why are you serving hotdogs, burgers, green beans, and barbeque pizza during your breakfast …
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The entry-level experience

The entry-level experience

By Caitlin Swanson
February 21st, 2014

For better or worse, I will be crossing that stage and graduating in exactly 84 days. I did well in school, participated in activities, worked jobs and completed internships. I even have a portfolio of my work. But I don’t …
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The timing epidemic: plight of the college senior

The timing epidemic: plight of the college senior

By Ali Biwer
February 14th, 2014

I don’t know that I believe in right timing or wrong timing, good timing or bad. That timing can purely decide the rightness or wrongness of a thing. I do however believe in time itself; it has the capacity of …
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Why to hate a day about love

Why to hate a day about love

By Olivia Kalkman
February 14th, 2014

Roses are red, violets are blue. This poem sucks, and Valentine’s Day does too. I know many people who clutch this motto close to their hearts, along with a half-eaten box of chocolates and a teddy bear substitute for that …
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