Protests against Proposition 8 get ugly

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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.

From Halloween costumes to Santa and his reindeer

November 12, 2008 1

Every year Christmas seems to rush upon us; advertising and marketing for Christmas force us to feel this way.

Just two weeks ago, three days after Halloween, I started to see Christmas advertisements. That is crazy! What happened to Thanksgiving?

Election of Obama sparks racisms flurry in minds of many

November 12, 2008 1

As people in the United States, and in fact the whole world, gathered to hear the results of the election, some were happy and some were disappointed. Of course, those who supported and voted for John McCain were upset and let down. On the other hand, Barack Obama fans rejoiced in their victory. Obama’s victory in this election is historic for African-Americans and is something that should be taken seriously. Unfortunately, from what I have seen around campus and from what I have heard from others, some people decided to take the road of racism when referring to Obama.

Racism put aside as Americans vote for a change

November 12, 2008 0

President-elect Barack Obama’s victory over former presidential GOP candidate John McCain shouldn’t just be considered a victory for African-Americans, but for America.

It was a collaborated effort among all races.

Socialism versus democracy: the showdown

November 12, 2008 0

As citizens of one of the most successful experiments in socialism, you have lived up to what the likes of John Stuart Mill would demand as a necessary condition or characteristic of an effective democracy: there should be competing, and even contrary opinions fleshed out constantly. When one idea fails, a better one should be allowed to get ushered in. This is what your vote embodied.

If God does exist, then where is the proof?

November 12, 2008 3

As a child, we could be told mostly anything and we believed it. Children are molded by what they are told; their environment in which they live, and society.

This is how I feel about religion and of God. God does not exist. As children we are told that God does exist, yet as we develop into an adult we must learn to think for ourselves.

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