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“You’re Not Welcome Here”

“You’re Not Welcome Here”

Why America’s Opposition to Immigration is Un-American  By most standards, Eric Balderas would be considered a model citizen. After graduating high school as class valedictorian, Balderas was admitted to Harvard on a full-ride scholarship to study molecular biology, with hopes of pursuing a career in cancer research. Yet the 19-year-old recently found himself detained and […]

To Study or Not To Study

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To Study or Not To Study

The false alternative between achieving academic goals and having fun Each September, students arrive on college campuses and prepare for the academic challenges ahead. They arm themselves with lists, schedules, and planners as they seek out classes, bookstores, and financial aid offices. The air seems alive with a sense of energy as students begin the […]

Embracing the “Unnatural”

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Embracing the “Unnatural”

Imagine telling someone that human beings could use large flying machines to travel across oceans or use small talking machines to speak to anyone in the world as if they were standing nearby. Imagine telling someone that the universe is composed of unseen particles or that emotions ranging from joy to rage can be influenced […]

Campus Media Response: Intellectual Property Rights Keep the Music Playing

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Campus Media Response: Intellectual Property Rights Keep the Music Playing

Jake Begun of Wisconsin/Madison’s Badger Herald thinks he’s noticed something pretty funny: Every day tens, if not dozens, of albums are sold in record stores across America. And yet the average American musician represented by a major record label is forced to scrape by on only millions. Their only fault: Being born talented and with […]

Should You Be Allowed to Know What’s in Your DNA?

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Should You Be Allowed to Know What’s in Your DNA?

“You can’t handle the truth!” That’s the federal government’s latest message to Americans seeking to learn the content of their own DNA. Recent advances in biotechnology have allowed private companies to offer affordable genetic testing directly to consumers, to help them determine their risks of developing problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and various forms […]

Campus Media Response: The Freedom to Produce: Both Moral and Practical

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Campus Media Response: The Freedom to Produce: Both Moral and Practical

In an article appearing in UC Berkeley’s Daily Californian, Andrew Glidden describes the scope of the absurdity of our nation’s current environmental regulatory system, from its recent prohibition of Kevin Costner’s oil salvaging machines, to the pending regulation of all carbon dioxide as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act. After suggesting that the cost […]

Campus Media Response: Without Oil, Kiss your iPhone Good-bye

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Campus Media Response: Without Oil, Kiss your iPhone Good-bye

Writing in the Texas Tech Daily Toreador Chris Leal asks us to ponder a puzzle: It seems as if we truly live our lives out of a work of science fiction. Yet, despite the vast wealth of knowledge we have gained in the last century, we still continue to fuel our lifestyles and our automobiles […]

Campus Media Response: Keith Yost of the MIT Tech Outclasses his Peers on Muhammed Cartoon Controversy

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Campus Media Response: Keith Yost of the MIT Tech Outclasses his Peers on Muhammed Cartoon Controversy

Congratulations to Keith Yost, a columnist at The Tech of MIT, who recently put the editors of the paper to shame, by saying “I am Spartacus!” and publishing a statement of support for the free speech rights of Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park, and for the series of other cartoonists and writers […]

The Spiritual Value of Work

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The Spiritual Value of Work

What’s more important – your work or your relationships? That’s the question posed by David Brooks in his op-ed in the New York Times. He references the case of Sandra Bullock, whose career success has recently been overshadowed by her husband’s infidelity. There are other common examples of the work-versus-relationship struggle –the businessman who goes […]

Campus Media Response: Don’t Return to 1970s Economic Anemia

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Campus Media Response: Don’t Return to 1970s Economic Anemia

Lamenting BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Mark Costigan of the University of Oregon’s Daily Herald calls for an end to all offshore drilling. Faced with the objection that this would mean importing more of our oil, Costigan bites the bullet and says we should stop foreign oil imports as well: If oil […]