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‘I Have a Dream’ for City College

The U.S. recently celebrated the 50-year anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, originally given on Aug. 28, 1963, in…

Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnecut

So it goes

Listen: My mind has come unstuck in time. Momentous things happened last week; the curious overlap has me fizzing with happiness and heartache. My consciousness…

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Rethinking standardized education

In recent years, budget cuts have changed the entire scope of the community college system.

There was a time when community college courses were free, easy to get into and students had a greater sense of community involvement and outreach. To be successful on the college level today requires a small fortune, lots of dedication and a flexible schedule.

Getting into classes in a specific major isn’t usually that much of a challenge. However, getting into general education classes is almost always headache-inducing.

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Sports madness

Painted faces, entirely paintedbodies, huge head cutouts, and raucous crowds—these all describe a National Colle­giate Athletic Association basketball game. Not many sporting events can draw…

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Protect your privacy

People value their personal privacy, as evidenced by bathroom door locks, window blinds and passwords. As Americans, however, we don’t just value privacy—we expect it….

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Clearing the smoke on gun control

Whether it’s as far away as Sandy Hook Elementary School, a little closer like a movie theater in Colorado or right here at home—from gun…


Cuddle up with some eggnog

Jason Van Sandt-Editor in Chief Jasonv1977@gmail.com The year was 1988, I was 11 years old and my uncle Jimmy was over for Thanksgiving dinner. My…

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Editorial: Finals begin…

  Finals, as a typical college student may know, are defined by Dictionary.com as, “the last, usually comprehensive, examination in a course of study.”But why…

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Pushing through school while pregnant

Uncomfortable? Yes. Attitude issues? Absolutely. Urinating non-stop? Oh my gosh!  Hungry all day? Yes, I have to eat or I will throw up, and it’s…


Editorial: Shoving for savings

A shove to the ribs, a crushing boot on the feet and a swinging shopping bag to the head as you maneuver through the line…