Since writing my opinion article about the elections, I have been criticized for my decision to support John McCain and Sarah Palin in their run for Presidential office. Last week, Phil Kyle sent in a letter accusing me of “falling under the propaganda of the Republican political machine.” . . .
Sitting in a 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. class, I find myself contemplating the importance of manners.
Again. It seems after deciding to write for the newspaper, I have begun to run into people with the worst manners.
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I am a student again and my head hurts. Or better: Sou estudante autra vez e doi-me a cabeca. Every now and then I have an experience that reminds me of what it feels like to be a student learning something that is utterly new. . . .
At some point, within the last few months, we have all been bombarded by a barrage of the extremely original and creative political advertisements. Indeed, the political phenomenon is inescapable. . . .
With the Democratic and Republican National Conventions now over, let us review the proceedings to see if either were missing anything. Long and unnecessary speeches: check. Abundant amounts of obnoxious clapping every ten seconds: check. Phony symbolism and corny special effects: check. . . .
This fall semester, Millersville has instituted yet another task force to monitor student behavior because of the terrible way the school dealt with the lock down last April and called it the “Threat Assessment Team.” . . .