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Economy warrants welfare Economy warrants welfare
462 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
This is in response to Friday's letter, "Undeniable that Americans should not be welfare state." I have a question for you, Andrew: What is the alternative? [Read More]

Obama's religion is too old an issue Obama's religion is too old an issue
462 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Enough is enough. As the Obama administration attempts to rectify a bleak economic situation in the United States, two old but scary rumors about the president continue to flourish. Though they've been circulating since before he was elected, Barack Obama must still deal with comments that he is a [Read More]

Council needs to communicate Council needs to communicate
462 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
The negative feedback from the State College Borough Council in response to UPUA President Christian Ragland's proposal for a non-voting student member is disheartening. It seems as if Ragland and the rest of University Park Undergraduate Association are taking all the appropriate steps to foster a [Read More]

Going vegan is the best way to become energy-efficient Going vegan is the best way to become energy-efficient
463 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
I enjoyed reading about Penn State's creative methods for sustainable living in Thursday's article "Penn State researches canola as energy source." However, there is a much cheaper way to make dining halls more sustainable: add more vegan food. [Read More]

America's 'greed' is better than economic complacency America's 'greed' is better than economic complacency
463 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
In response to Thursday's letter "Greed destroys America," which stated, "we, as Americans, are never satisfied with where we are at" as if it were a bad thing. [Read More]

Undeniable that Americans should not be welfare state Undeniable that Americans should not be welfare state
463 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
A recent study has confirmed what many Americans have feared: America is now the Welfare State. Fifty million of the 300 million people in this country are now dependent on Medicaid, which is a social welfare system for the poor, and 40 million people receive food stamps. Citizens are eligible for [Read More]

Youth should embrace outdoors Youth should embrace outdoors
463 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
In a 2002 British study, researchers asked 109 schoolchildren to identify 20 flash cards -- 10 common species of wildlife drawn randomly from a set of 100 cards and 10 Pokémon character cards drawn from a set of 150. By age eight, children were able to identify three-quarters of the Pokémon cards, [Read More]

THON meeting lacked results THON meeting lacked results
463 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
There has been a lot of controversy recently regarding the new regulations for Penn State's Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, involving the greek community, independent organizations and THON Overall Committee members. Upon invitation from IFC President Max Wendkos, leaders met on [Read More]

Greed destroys Americans Greed destroys Americans
463 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
We, as Americas, are never satisfied with where we are at. We have come to believe that we are entitled to everything and anything that we want. [Read More]

PSU wrong on egg debate PSU wrong on egg debate
463 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
In response to Tuesday's article "Cage-free egg battle rages," Director of Residential Dining Lisa Wandel claims that the science does not show that battery-cage eggs are riskier than cage-free. [Read More]

Preachers do not disturb Preachers do not disturb
463 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
The police received complaints regarding the Christian organization preaching the Gospel outside of the HUB-Robeson Center on Monday. [Read More]

THON rules are not a big issue THON rules are not a big issue
463 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Personally, I never thought announcing the individual totals was ever contrary to our cause. Hearing the huge totals had always inspired me to see what I could do the next year to reach their level of success. A healthy dose of motivation in this form does not hurt anybody, especially if it fosters [Read More]

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