Same-sex debate unfairness rests within LGBTQ community
I’ve been told I’m good at putting myself in other people’s shoes, so here we go. Let me slip on a pair of conservative, religious shoes and lace them up. With my nifty new shoes, I’ll take a walk on the political path.
Teacher evaluations need revitalization, online viewing capability
For the past two years, I have covered the Student Association and the programs its members have attempted to implement. As a news writer, it didn’t matter what my opinion was — I was presenting the facts as accurately as possible and from as many sides as possible.
Poetry in music: two sides of the same coin – Peace
If you sit in any course taught by a true English intellectual, you will discover within yourself a new-found insatiable hunger for poetry. Reading William Blake and pondering life’s meaning in a beautiful sunrise will replace the time you once spent perusing the internet for old Stefan videos on SNL’s catalog, or viewing the latest YouTube sensation.
Poetry in music: two sides of the same coin – War
If poetry is dead and the heyday and importance of poetry has indeed passed, then the music of the 21st century stands proudly and confidently in place of the verses laying in freshly-filled graves. For a case study, look no further than Wilco’s “Ashes of American Flags” from its 2002 album “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.” The song is rife with brief snatches of imagery that come together to paint a bleak, yet uncompromised picture of post-9/11 America.
Creationism in Education: facts vs. methodology
There has been a recent movement to ban the teaching of intelligent design and creation science in general from public schools. According to ibtimes.com reporter Roxanne Palmer, “One of the more pitched battles in this struggle started in 2004, when the school district in Dover, Pa., required intelligent design to be presented as an alternative to evolution. Eleven parents sued the school district. Judge John E. Jones, a conservative Republican, ruled in December 2005 that the Dover school board’s intelligent design policy was unconstitutional.”1 comment
Gosnell trial complicates abortion debate
Kermit Gosnell, an abortion doctor in west Philadelphia, entered his fifth week of trial earlier this week for charges of first-and-third degree murder, illegal prescribing of drugs, conspiracy related to corruption, illegal abortions and related medical malpractice offenses.
Debate no longer dazed and confused
Last fall a handful of progressive states in our country were wrestling with a hot topic debate that would instigate controversy on the issue of drugs. No doubt the legalization of marijuana in our country has been an issue many hippies and music festival attendees have been supporting since the ‘60s, but gaining momentum to overturn federal law on this issue has not been as easy.
Liberal Arts promote great expectations
I thought I had heard all the arguments against me being in my major. “Why do you want to be a teacher? You’re too smart for that!” and “Are you sure you want to deal with these brats for the rest of your life?” have been key components of my conversations with friends, family and strangers since middle school, which was when I decided I was going to make a difference and teaching was the best way to do it.
Media uses good judgment in Boston
My iPod buzzed, pushing a notification around 2:40 p.m. on April 15th. The New York Times update said, “2 dead and 22 injured in Boston Marathon Blasts, police say.”
Sexual assault awareness month raises bigger issue
I am always ecstatic when I see our schools and community working to raise awareness and combat a serious issue such as sexual assault that has long been a taboo topic to discuss. But, of the countless sexual assault brochures I’ve read, almost all of them appear to place the responsibility on preventing sexual assault on the woman.