The Broadview

Congress needs to compromise

February 6, 2009


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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 ...

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