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Unjust hate defies meaning of 9/11 Unjust hate defies meaning of 9/11
461 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Three days ago the country reunited with choruses of "Always Remember" and "Never Forget" as it has every year since 2001. The slogans -- while heartfelt -- are seemingly unnecessary, as no one will ever forget the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and how they have defined our country for the past nine [Read More]

Measures should aid prevention Measures should aid prevention
461 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
In response to a recent string of indecent exposure incidents, the university has announced plans to increase measures of maintaining campus security. These include increasing the number of officers on patrol and installing cameras at the entrances to residence halls. While the indecent exposures [Read More]

Soccer coach should step up Soccer coach should step up
461 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
I know talk around Happy Valley in the fall usually revolves around football. However, my concern right now is the state of the women's soccer program. Maybe we have been spoiled by 12 straight Big Ten Championships. Maybe we have been spoiled by NCAA tournament wins and alumni on national teams. [Read More]

Wrong to blame all religions Wrong to blame all religions
461 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
In response to Friday's letter "Quran burning reflects rights and violence in all religions," I have to say that I could not disagree more with your overarching generalizations of all religious believers as violent and irrational. Frankly, associating the billions of religious believers in the world [Read More]

New seats affect long-time fans New seats affect long-time fans
461 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
In response to Wednesday's column "Section shift will affect next season," I think it's crazy to move what has been hailed the best student section in the country. The students are not the only ones being affected, as I'm sure is well known at this point. [Read More]

Preachers should continue practicing civil liberties, but do so more quietly Preachers should continue practicing civil liberties, but do so more quietly
461 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
A few weeks ago I walked by the HUB-Robeson Center and saw two cops on motorcycles and three more on stand-by parked in an SUV. With batons poised, they looked as if they were ready to hop out at any moment, break up a fight and bust heads. No it wasn't a football weekend complete with a riot in [Read More]

New rules mark compromise New rules mark compromise
461 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
After an initial change to the rule book and an abundance of feedback from various organizations, THON officials announced Wednesday that they will return to announcing the top 10 fundraising organizations in each category. Organizations in positions six through 10 for Commonwealth campuses, special [Read More]

Pluto's demotion was not supported by all astronomers Pluto's demotion was not supported by all astronomers
462 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
In response to Wednesday's article "Professors research atmospheres of planets light-years away," saying that some people are "reeling from the loss of Pluto" is inaccurate and a public disservice, as it is portraying one side in an ongoing debate as fact, which is not the case. [Read More]

Quran burning reflects rights and violence in all religions Quran burning reflects rights and violence in all religions
462 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
As an atheist, I'm inclined to think all religions are innately irrational and violent. I mean this in the sense that both the peaceful moderates and the fundamentalists have the religious texts on their side. This is especially true of monotheistic Western religions. Religion, as Christopher [Read More]

Student borough council member will help town and gown relations Student borough council member will help town and gown relations
462 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Civil Rights leader A. Phillip Randolph once said, "a community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess." I am pretty sure many of you have heard about your student government fighting [Read More]

JoePa field will give just honors JoePa field will give just honors
462 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Penn State alumnus Warren Armstrong recently met with university officials about renaming Beaver Stadium after long-time football coach and philanthropist, Joe Paterno. Armstrong would like to see the stadium name changed before JoePa retires. The university said it will consider all options, but [Read More]

Quran bonfire is deplorable as commemoration of 9/11 Quran bonfire is deplorable as commemoration of 9/11
462 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
With the approaching anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, much has been planned to commemorate the events of that dreadful day. The University Park Undergraduate Association has planned a commemoration event for Sept. 10, but unfortunately, not all events planned have been [Read More]

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