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In 1906, young socialist Upton Sinclair rose from obscurity with the novel The Jungle, his expose of American meat packing. Sinclair’s version of the “Great American Novel” shocked the world with its gut-wrenching description of unsafe, unsanitary, and generally sickening practices of the meat packing industry (e.g., rat droppings and diseased meat jammed into sausage grinders, disgusting floor filth and...
Every day, students notice the construction of the new locker rooms as they walk to athletics or classes in the Terry Center. We all know what's being constructed; however, most people aren't aware of the important details.                In an interview with Assistant Principal Mr. Fred Donahue, I had the opportunity to find out a lot of the details of...
Controversy continues in the Texas State Legislature, the assembly burdened with a decision that will allow both professors and students to carry firearms on college campuses in Texas. The issue is a legislative response to campus attacks, most memorably the Virginia Tech massacre of 2007. But many question the practicality of the bill, and ask if arming college students is...
Two weeks ago, the American sports world held its biggest event of the year, the one and only Super Bowl; now, it’s time to shift our focus to the American entertainment world, as they get ready to hold their biggest event of the year: the Oscars. This Sunday, February 27th, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be...
Ah, how the budget wheels turn. Americans spoke loud and clear in last year’s midterm elections, demanding a balanced budget from a government run amuck with undisciplined spending. Last year’s huge turnover in elected officials (63 house seats, 7 senate seats grabbed by Republicans as they chipped away at a commanding Democrat majority) was not limited to the national stage;...
The stage for a contentious in-state rivalry was set this Valentine’s Day in a matchup between the Kansas Jayhawks and the Kansas State Wildcats. But it was no bed of roses for Kansas, as they became the latest number one seed to fall, losing 84-68 to the Wildcats in a Big 12 showdown.  Kansas State, who had been unranked in...

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