Health Care Reform offers rewards

March 31, 2010

Theodore Roosevelt first proposed it in 1912. John Dingell
introduced legislation for it at the start of every session of Congress. Ted Kennedy called it “the cause of my life.” The current session of Congress has been debating it for a year. Earlier this week, the 111th session of the House of Representatives voted to pass the Affordable Health Care for America Act, finally making the dream of health care reform a reality. . . .

Sex: The new handshake

March 31, 2010

If there is one topic that gets nearly everyone fired up, it’s sex. Whether you like it or not, almost everyone will have sex at some point in time during their lifetime. It wasn’t too long ago that sex was a meaningful act between two people who declared to love each other. . . .

Texas politics corrode constitutional values

March 31, 2010

There are many ways to interpret, present, and discuss history. In fact, history may very well be one of the most subjective aspects of school curriculum. However, there are essential elements and practices that historians follow when discussing past events and people. Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Education decided it was going to amend history to fit its own ultraconservative and religious agenda. Just as a disclaimer, know that I am not a staunch anticonservative, nor am I a hardcore liberal, but I simply cannot stand watching the extremes on either end use their power to manipulate situations. . . .

Journalism in trouble

March 31, 2010

This may be hard for everyone to handle. Make sure that if you are not already sitting down, you do so at this time (also keep all hands and feet inside the tram at all times, but I digress). Are you ready for this? Take it or leave it but journalism is in big trouble. . . .

Is this is "Change" we are truly after?

March 30, 2010

Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. once said, “if my fellow citizens want to go to hell, I will help them. It’s my job.”

In today’s world, with the recent signing of the Health Care Reform Bill by President Barack Hussein Obama Tuesday, “We the people” need to ask if we want to go to hell or have our elected officials drag us to hell? . . .

Women's basketball reaches NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Championships

March 30, 2010

As Millersville University slowly emptied for spring break, the women’s basketball team was headed for California, Pa. to face West Liberty University in the first of three NCAA Atlantic Regionals.
Coming off a double OT loss to West Chester University, the Marauders had dropped to No. 6 in the division ranking. Guard Carrie Sheffey said that the loss “was pretty heartbreaking. We beat them twice in the season.” . . .

Merry March Madness!

March 30, 2010

As the media industry grows and outlets for voicing opinions for the common sports fan continue to expand, it seems that today everyone seems to be an expert on sports. Everyone gets to predict weekly football games, list their own personal power rankings, or develop their own play-off scenarios. There is a problem with this that Im continuing to find. Lots of times it is just regurgitated information already supplied from major sports news experts. I am not here to say what is right and wrong in sports writing but at times I feel it lacks originality. . . .

Wrestling's Smith and Hostetter compete in finals

March 30, 2010

The Millersville Marauders wrestling team sent two representatives to the national finals this year after sending three just a year ago. The Marauders almost topped that number this year in the 2010 East Regionals after having four members wrestle in the championship matches.

However, senior Jarrett Hostetter and redshirt sophomore Shane Smith were the only Marauders to win their matches in the final round to advance to national tournament. It was the third time in Hostetter’s career that he advanced to nationals and the second time in two years for Smith. . . .

Women's lacrosse struggles with turnovers

March 30, 2010

Last Wednesday, March 17, the Millersville women’s lacrosse team traveled to Shippensburg to face the Raiders. The outcome of the game would only sadden the Marauders, with a loss of 12-5.

The Lady Marauders walked into the game with their heads held high. “Going into the game I thought it was going to be a sure win if we played to our potential, but not [a win] that was guaranteed to us,” said Brittney Long, who was the top scorer for the Marauders. . . .

Baseball battles Mansfield

March 30, 2010

Millersville’s baseball team got off to a rough start to their conference play this weekend losing three of four against Mansfield. The Marauders kicked off the weekend at home on Friday, splitting the double-header.

Game one of Friday’s double-header saw Mansfield’s Chris Zelko throw a complete game one hitter. Zelko had a no hitter going through the fifth inning, when Millersville’s freshman Carlos Medina finally got a single in the bottom of the sixth . . .

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