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Feeble reaction to Obama’s speech

Dawn Androphy

September 24, 2009

Despite the build-up and controversy that has surrounded Obama’s speech directed at American students that took place on Sept. 8, the speech was remarkably devoid of political leanings and certainly didn’t match the media hype. In fact, the speech may have been just a bit too basic . ...

A haven in Idaho

Jonathan Shumway

September 23, 2009

I spent the summer waking up at sun-up, baling hay, moving irrigation pipes, putting up fences, making trails, and riding horses for two weeks. It was my third summer at a ranch in Idaho, but it has always been one of my favorite times of the year--being only 30 minutes from Jackson Hole. With...

Obama’s Health Care: Pro

Apoorva Sharma

September 17, 2009

The phrase “health care” is seen and heard everywhere these days, and rightly so. The current situation of health care in the United States is dire, to say the least. The United States census reports that in 2007, 18 percent of the population under 65 was lacking health insurance. Althoug...

Obama’s Health Care: Con

Noah Eby

September 16, 2009

As newly anointed President Obama stepped out onto the stage on election night with Joe Biden, it was hard to imagine that less than a year later he would be so despised. Yet here we are, watching public sentiment turn from the president and Congress amidst an increasingly explosive and confusing debate...

Trucks wreak havoc on highways

Globe Staff

September 14, 2009

Picture yourself cruising down I-70. It’s a beautiful day; the wind is blowing through your hair and you’re feeling good. You close your eyes for a moment, taking in this perfect moment. Then, you slowly open them to see yourself almost smash into some big honking truck blocking your lane....

Media expanding boundaries of free speech

Jackie Leong

August 18, 2009

By Jackie Leong Globe Editor Welcome to the Internet: the place where there is absolutely enough room for anyone and everyone, and then some, and where it’s easy to find most anything. Forgo the dictionary, the stationary, the whole paper hassle. After all, why bother when, in the digital ...

Cash For Clunkers not wise investment

Globe Staff

August 18, 2009

Staff Editorial After putting $1 billion into the popular Cash for Clunkers program, the government has decided to put in another $2 billion. With the national debt already over $11 trillion, the government still continues to pile on the spending. The stimulus is aimed at the older model gas...

Becoming activists for social justice

Globe Staff

August 17, 2009

In 1963 in Birmingham, teenagers my age walked fearlessly as a torrent of water drove into their bodies, forcing them to the ground. They stared into the menacing eyes of police dogs, at their shredding teeth, their flailing paws, and their tongues slack and thirsty with the blindness of trained attack. 45 y...

Working in Congress creates insight

Globe Staff

August 14, 2009

Although it was not in the description, my job this summer was composed largely of walking through metal detectors, avoiding sex scandals, sneaking into high security meetings and maneuvering the basement of terrorists’ most desired target. For one month this summer I was given the honor and pr...

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