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Bush’s laughable mistakes won’t be missed

February 6, 2009


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Jovel Quierolo Sacred Heart Editor Former President George W. Bush will not be missed — the election of President Barack Obama overshadowed Bush’s final days in office. At the inauguration, whooping, flag-waving, name-chanting crowds welcomed the new president, but Bush got booing from some —...

Christmas allows time with family

December 18, 2008


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Lauren Jung Editor-in-chief Every morning in December, my brother and I race each other to open our family’s Advent calendar.  The hidden chocolates are sweet, but the picture that always greets us in our sleepy stupor is one of the most classic symbols of the holidays — the Nativity scene. ...

College application overwhelms

December 18, 2008


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Rebecca Kelliher Editor-in-chief A toppling pile of college guidebooks lies in one corner of my room like my own private library. Yet, in the end, most of those college books, from The Princeton Review to Kaplan, can only get me so far on this quest for the perfect college. Over the summer, I essentially ...

Same-sex marriage ban violates rights

December 18, 2008


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Jovel Queirolo Sacred Heart Editor Equal marriage rights for single-sex couples are driving the next great American civil rights movement. After Proposition 8 passed last month with 52.5 percent of the vote and eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry, marches and protests sprang up aroun...

Political comedy should not be taken as fact

October 31, 2008


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Staff Editorial With the coifed hair-do, dark-rimmed glasses, bright red blazer and twanging “You Betcha”s, Tina Fey’s impersonation of Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL) has already become an icon in this year’s presidential...

Voting is a right, obligation of citizens

October 31, 2008


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Lauren Jung Editor-in-Chief While watching random videos on Youtube, I came across a "Declare Yourself" ad in which a number of Hollywood personalities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Degeneres spent the first full minute telling me, "Don't vote." The real message doesn’t come across until a full...

Sleazy reality TV shows provide guilty pleasure

September 19, 2008


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Rebecca Kelliher Editor-in-Chief Bikini-clad girls with dyed platinum-blonde hair prance around a tacky mansion determined to prove the old mantra “Blondes have more fun.” Drooling behind them are the classic hard-talkin’ gangstas with muscles the size pineapples as these G’s obviously try to c...

Common phrase taken too far

September 19, 2008


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Jovel Quierolo Sacred Heart Editor In Gov. Sarah Palin’s first speech on the national stage, she made a joke about herself as a hockey mom. “You know the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?” she said. “Lipstick.” So when Sen. Barack Obama recently said, “If you put ...

Lowering drinking age could teach responsibility, moderation

September 19, 2008


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Sophie Gilchrist Sports Editor At the age of 18 you can go to war, purchase cigarettes, vote for the next leader of the United States and buy pornography, but you can’t legally have a sip of wine or a chug of beer. Over 60 percent of high school seniors already drink once a week according to the U...

The SAT does not show students’ intellect

September 19, 2008


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staff editorial The SAT is a mental marathon. Students all over the country are training for the three and one-half hours of reading and math and an essay that readers peruse for a whopping minute and 40 seconds. One day, one test and one score cannot fairly evaluate the intelligence of a student. Colleges...

Service should begin locally

September 19, 2008


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Lauren Jung Editor-in-Chief As the back-to-school hype dies down, the ever-crowded calendar of the typical high school students is filled with classes, college application deadlines, homework and tests. But don’t forget to pen in the 100 hours of community service graduation requirement. Rather, highligh...

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