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Compassion argument still deflects focus of debate Compassion argument still deflects focus of debate
453 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
When somebody questions the concepts of welfare and growing dependency on the American taxpayer, it is common for a welfare supporter to quickly point out a personal lack of compassion for those who are less fortunate. This deceptive tactic is used to deflect attention away from the issue while [Read More]

Kanye's Twitter rant shows arrogance Kanye's Twitter rant shows arrogance
453 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Twitter is a wonderful thing. I don't care what haters say -- having an outlet for the abundant amount of irrelevant thoughts I have each day makes me happy. But using the continuously updated Twitter feed as a therapy session is another story. I'm talking to you Kanye West. [Read More]

New IFC policies show growth New IFC policies show growth
453 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
The new changes to fraternity social policies made by the Interfraternity Council (IFC) are signs of both success and growth after last year's overhaul. The new rules allow certified fraternity members to govern parties instead of requiring houses to hire professional security guards. [Read More]

Personal pursuits benefit all Personal pursuits benefit all
454 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
In Tuesday's letter, "U.S. balances greed, charity," Garrett Evans argues that self interest and charity are mutually exclusive, which they are not. In raising healthy children or giving to charity, I may be satisfying the interests of others, but I am certainly satisfying my own as well. It would [Read More]

Welfare shouldn't give checks Welfare shouldn't give checks
454 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
In Tuesday's letter "Economy warrants welfare," Valerie Clark asked for a solution to the economic problems that "warrant" a welfare state, so I'll offer one. [Read More]

Joe Paterno field wouldn't stick Joe Paterno field wouldn't stick
454 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Talk of this has been going back and forth for a few years now, and I just don't see it happening. What would we call it, Joe Paterno Field at Beaver Stadium? Think about Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Who calls it that? It's too long and after a while, people just omit one of the names (Sorry [Read More]

Football is second to educating Football is second to educating
454 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
In regards to Tuesday's article "Grad calls for Paterno stadium," Coach Joe Paterno already has a library and a statue named after him. I believe that graduate Warren Armstrong wanting to honor Penn State football coach Paterno is admirable. But to rename Beaver Stadium to Joe Paterno Field, in my [Read More]

Section shift will affect next season Section shift will affect next season
454 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
I didn't realize how upset I was about the student section shift proposed for next season until I walked into the stadium last Saturday afternoon. I had great seats for my first game as an upperclassman. Then as I looked around, I remembered that next year -- for my senior year -- I might be stuck [Read More]

New stadium rules show promise New stadium rules show promise
454 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
The university announced last week that it is looking into different means of curbing the frequency of alcohol-induced rowdy behavior in Beaver Stadium and at tailgate parties. These include students being subject to a Brethalyzer upon entering a game if they've been ejected in the past as well as [Read More]

HUB preachers went too far HUB preachers went too far
454 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
In response to Thursday's letter "Preachers do not disturb," to say that these particular preachers who were on campus last week were not disruptive is simply not true. I sat listening to these people for about 20 minutes and witnessed as they shouted to students that we were sinners and going to [Read More]

Students should pay gratuity Students should pay gratuity
454 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
As a long-term employee of the service industry, it never ceases to amaze me how little some customers understand the social custom of tipping. I keep hearing the argument "how hard is it to bring food to a table?" or "in Europe they don't tip." Enough with the excuses! People who say serving is [Read More]

U.S. balances greed, charity U.S. balances greed, charity
454 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
In response to Friday's letter, "America's 'greed' is better than economic complacency," Kai Kaapro claims that dissatisfied self-interest is the necessary driver of progress in America. This view of Americans reduces us all to selfish beings who are only capable of acting in order to fulfill our [Read More]

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