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Water conservation must begin now

May 21, 2009

Staff Editorial It is easy to get carried away with a 45-minute shower after a long day, but a mere four-minute shower uses approximately 20 to 40 gallons of water, according to the WaterSense chapter of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Even though water is free and easy to waste...

Convent girl leaves her heart in the City

May 21, 2009

Rebecca Kelliher Editor-in-Chief I suppose, being a Convent girl, I haven’t had a “typical” high school experience. By most standards in America of what high school “should” be like, with jocks dating cheerleaders and nerds being ostracized. Convent seems a little out-of-place. Aside from the...

Water conservation must begin now

May 21, 2009

staff editorial It is easy to get carried away with a 45-minute shower after a long day, but a mere four-minute shower uses approximately 20 to 40 gallons of water, according to the WaterSense chapter of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Even though water is free and easy to waste,...

New age limit sparks controversy: Easier access may cause irresponsibility in teens

New age limit sparks controversy: Easier access may cause irresponsibility in teens

May 21, 2009

by Jovel Quierolo Sacred Heart Editor The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently made a “morning-after” emergency contraceptive accessible to 17-year-olds for purchase without a doctor’s prescription. The pill, if taken within 72 hours of sexual intercourse, can prevent pregnancy. ...

Acceptance letters come; College ‘Confidential’ goes

Acceptance letters come; College ‘Confidential’ goes

April 3, 2009

Lauren Jung Editor-in-Chief Now that college decisions are out, I have a confession to make. I am a College Confidential junkie. I don’t even have an account on the Web site, but for the past four months, I’ve read countless threads on the forums, slurping up the latest speculation on college ...

Declining economy threatens print media industry

April 3, 2009

Gracie Hays a &e Editor Although newspapers have been the cornerstones of democracy, countless publications’ sustainability are being threatened by the declining economy. Throughout the downfall of print media, the accessibility has been overlooked and underestimated with the notion that only...

Government passions need checks, balances

Government passions need checks, balances

April 3, 2009

Rebecca Kelliher Editor-in-Chief The current economic crisis may have the public looking for a scapegoat, but the mass hysteria as of late is threatening to infect the very institution that is meant to calm the people’s outrage — the federal government, most notably Congress. Congress as of la...

Inner beauty is most important

April 3, 2009

Staff Editorial Women before and throughout recorded history have sacrificed, even mutilated, their bodies for the sake of fashion. When women look good, they feel good, but they should not sacrifice their mental and physical health just to fulfill societal pressures. Catherine de Medici is acc...

Congress needs to compromise

February 6, 2009

staff editorial The passing of the stimulus bill by the House of Representatives last week without a single Republican vote and without the Democrats negotiating the bill with the Republicans, reveals that bipartisanship may be only a fairytale for the Obama administration without the importance of...

Biden brings smiles in times of crisis

February 6, 2009

Rebecca Kelliher Editor-in-Chief Although late-night comedians are currently mourning the tragic loss of our nation’s little Shrub, hope for comic gold can still be found. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Vice President Joe Biden. Biden may have been around the political arena for some tim...

Targeting private life to make an extra buck

February 6, 2009

Lauren Jung Editor-in-Chief As I walked around Washington, D.C. during the days leading up to Jan. 20, every street and corner had some kind of vendor selling inaugural memorabilia: T-shirts, buttons, ribbons, hats, bobble head dolls. You name it, they had it — with the face of now President Barack O...

D.C. not prepared for crowds; district got lucky

February 6, 2009

Sophie Gilchrist Sports Editor Despite initial reports that 4 million people would show up for the inauguration of Barack Obama and only 1.8 million people are estimated to have visited the Washington D.C. area, District officials were ill-prepared for the event. On inauguration day, I was wi...

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