Archive for the ‘Opinions’ Category

Tipping Point in Global Warming

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

We are experiencing more and more signs that the planet is warming.  Of course, one cannot point to any one event and blame it on global warming.  Nevertheless, there have been numerous events that point to global warming including the dramatic droughts and heat waves in the U.S. over the…
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Parkside in Perspective

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

The recent relocation of Saint Xavier students from the Parkside Village housing complex to various residences across campus has, to a degree, pitted some students against the administration—a perennial occurrence at any university. Both sides have valid reasons for feeling the way they do, and only when they understand each…
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Rage Against The Machine XX Album Review

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Re-issues/remastering of classic albums are usually a sticky wicket. To the average music fan, a “remastered” album sounds no different than its “original” mastering. In fact most music fans see remastered or anniversary editions as the record label’s way of making a quick buck on the gullible public. So the…
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Battlefield Christmas, Part III

Monday, December 10th, 2012

BREAKING NEWS! This is Brian Laughran, your wartime reporter, on the frontlines of the warzone known as Battlefield Christmas. With December now upon us, consumers have finally fallen to Christmas. I repeat: we are being occupied by Christmas. This occupation is approximated to last until December 26 when the Boxing Day liberators are expected to…
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United Nations Affirms Human Right to Body Autonomy

Monday, December 10th, 2012

The United Nations Population Fund added to its declaration of human rights last week. In addition to universal human rights to education, clean water and free marriage, humans everywhere now theoretically have the right to contraceptive methods. According to Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the U.N. Population Fund, “Family planning has…
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Fiscal Cliff Calamity

Monday, December 10th, 2012

With the election now over, there is a much bigger crisis looming over the horizon.  This is the much talked about fiscal cliff that is set to happen January 2013. Indeed, if Democrats and Republicans do not reach a budget deal by that date, then income taxes for almost everyone…
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The Bright Side of the Apocalypse

Monday, December 10th, 2012

The semester is ending, Saint Xavier! As you make that last push through final exams you can look forward to a month-long break filled with friends, family and the complete, unmitigated destruction of the earth and all life within it! Yeah! In case you have not heard by now, the…
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Students Come First

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Saint Xavier’s Board of Trustees have adopted a new vision for the university. “Vision 2017” outlines six major goals to improve the university over the course of the next five years. In its second goal, the university plans to better use its available resources. This effort includes creating more environmentally…
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