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Obama’s address to students encourages discipline

“If you quit on school – you’re quitting on your country,” President Barack Obama said in an address to America’s schoolchildren yesterday afternoon. I’m not sure if I missed the part where Obama brainwashed America’s schoolchildren, but it sounded like a pretty inspirational speech, even for college students.  Since the […]

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American mission unclear

For nearly eight years America has occupied Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday the war is worth fighting and the U.S. may send more troops to Afghanistan after months of publicly resisting an increase. He sounds confused. President Obama campaigned on ending the war but ordered an additional 21,000 […]

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Should there be a curfew for Leon County minors?

Recently, the Leon County police department has looked into instituting a curfew for minors, or “persons aged 17 and under.” This curfew is meant to keep the younger generations off the streets when they should be home, safe and away from potential harm.It could also be argued that the curfew […]

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Reaves coverage taken too far

Being a member of the press, I am all for freedom of speech. I have been known to ruffle some feathers with what some may deem “racy” or “tasteless” editorials. But the aforementioned are my opinions.Things are different when I am acting in the role of a reporter. My ethics […]

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Job still taken for granted despite recession

    Imagine losing a job while this country is still in the midst of a recession?     Although jobs rarely come by easily, people are still managing to lose them through careless acts.     Recently CNN reported, “Two George Washington Bridge security guards photographed sleeping on the job have been fired, […]

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Kennedy legacy lives on

          When I think of the name Kennedy I think of something great. I think of the art of perfecting something over the years until it becomes the best in its class.         The Kennedys are like the Jacksons of politics.                             […]

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Gay adoption ruling may boost economy

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual rights have been swept under the rug by lawmakers since the infamous Gay Rights Movement began in the summer of 1969.  Now, here we are 40 years later and not much has changed, especially in Florida.     Not much attention has been paid to […]

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Brown skates around the issues

    Where should I begin about the Chris Brown interview on Larry King Live Wednesday night? Let’s begin with Chris Brown wearing a baby blue sweater and bowtie looking like the Twitter mascot.      Seriously though, Brown looked nervous and uncomfortable, but more importantly he portrayed himself as an illiterate […]

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Crist appointees lack credentials

There’s a saying that goes: “if you want something done right, make sure you do it yourself.” Gov. Charlie Christ is obviously looking to prove that saying wrong. His strategy seems to be, if you want something done right, send your inexperienced clone to do it. In light of U.S. […]

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Fear of press foolish

Since the beginning of the war, journalists from all over the world have become frequent writers, videographers and even blogged about their experiences.                  Although journalists may not be the most popular people during the on-going battle, they can however be considered as one of the many […]