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Trial on terror may be lost cause

How do you produce a trial for the accused terrorist of the Sept. 11 attacks that’s fair when most Americans want them dead? Furthermore, how fair is it to have a jury chosen just a few blocks away from the World Trade Center site? And to top it all off, […]

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Technology hampered in classroom

Last Thursday, my professor asked me to put my laptop away. I didn’t. Was I disobedient? Yes. I didn’t intentionally try to be disrespectful, I just didn’t want to comply—I had my reason. As two students continued to share to the class what they read, she asked me a second […]

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Seating tests student tempers

I am used to hearing Rattler students chanting at football, basketball and lately the volleyball games. The roaring cheer of the students supporting the student athletes at the sideline is what encourages the players to play harder and earn a strong win. I consider myself a traditional Rattler in the […]

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Comments on stories are not appreciated

As a Famuan staff, we are encouraged to read every article of every edition, including the commentary by our beloved readers. Sure, the night before publication, we are most likely screaming at each other due to frustration (and to the fact that it’s approaching midnight, with no end in sight). […]

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Popular magazine goes too far with latest issue

  Cartoons on the cover of soft pornographic magazines are nauseating. Now who will watch the Simpsons without shaking their head?   Earlier this month, it was announced that Marge Simpson, the wife of Homer Simpson from the satirical cartoon, “The Simpsons,” would be the centerfold spread for the November […]

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Denied interracial marriage causes outrage, gay marriage ban is overlooked

  There will be no same-sex marriage in the state of Maine.   For the opponents, this represents a victory, but for champions of equal rightsand the fight for equality, it is a bitter defeat.  While processingthe defeat of equal marriage legislation in Maine, it made me think about the […]

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Newly appointed judge in limbo

History is on hold in Gadsden County and the black community is upset. In the only predominantly black county in the state of Florida, Gov. Charlie Crist has placed Kathy Garner’s appointment as the first woman and first black county judge to be appointed for the Gadsden County Courts on […]

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Minorities senselessly skip census

After 10 years  its now time for the United States to conduct its decennial census. But unlike the previous 22 surveys, census officials are striving to gain an accurate count of minorities and immigrants through multiple channels in 2010. Historically minorities and more recently illegal immigrants have been undercounted in […]

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Senate awaits historic bill

For months, the Democrats and Republicans have gone back and forth over an issue that always causes debate on Capitol Hill. But the unthinkable has finally happened. On Saturday, the House of Representatives passed the health care bill, H.R. 3962, Affordable Health Care for America Act, on Saturday night. With […]

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Letter to the White House

  Mr. President as you may already know, you have nothing to fear. This election speaks nothing of your presidency despite what the media is saying. The democratic candidates who loss the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia, loss on their own merit.   For starters I know you […]