On the campaign trail

November 19, 2008 0

As Barack Obama addressed the nation after the announcement came that he would assume the position as the next President of the United States, I could not help but bear in mind the gauntlet which Obama eventually overcame. Due to the inconceivable incompetence of the Republican campaign, Obama was able to make history.

With the country’s fat asses in couches, eating Doritos and watching Celebrity Wrestling, the rest of the country was embracing the onslaught of slander from both sides like hungry pigs to a trough.

TAP number trouble again

November 19, 2008 0

I’ll get right to the point. I, like many other students here, have a major problem with the way registration is run.

It makes sense of course that seniors get to pick classes first, being that they have the highest priority to finish up the classes they still need.

And afforable healthcare for all at all costs

November 19, 2008 0

Every election, candidates on the right or left, discuss plans to make healthcare “better, more affordable and accessible,” yet today in America, 15 percent of our population has no health insurance, at a time when costs are rising.

Even with health insurance, they pick what gets covered, and what does not. Necessary treatments and medications may not be covered for reasons entirely their own.

Presidency and race collide in 2008 election

November 19, 2008 1

Barack Obama’s election victory was a bittersweet pill for many people in this country.

All Americans can take pride in and celebrate the Obama presidency as a symbol of progress in the struggle for equality and civil rights.

African-Americans remain judged on skin color

November 19, 2008 0

I am a young woman in my senior year of college, who is proud to be African- American.

There have been many times in my life where people and the media tried to make me feel like I was less of a person because of the color of my skin.

A two-sided view of choice

November 19, 2008 0

An Independent writer and political activist states that any rational human being would not only protect a human child but also not disregard women’s rights to abort.

Pro-life: Any human being who supports enslavement of women towards their “unwanted” child.

Protests against Proposition 8 get ugly

November 12, 2008 29

Apart from the momentous selection of Barack Obama as the next President of the United States, another significant, yet less noticed news event took place on Nov. 4.

The voters in the state of California passed a ban on gay marriage. The ban known as Proposition 8 overturns a recent decision by the California Supreme court that stated same-sex marriages were afforded the same rights and recognition as heterosexual marriages.

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