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Republicans feign fiscal duty Republicans feign fiscal duty
456 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
As I watch the Republicans campaign across the country I can't help but be skeptical about their new-found commitment to fiscal responsibility. Let's remember that these are the same people that brought us the Iraq War, tax cuts for the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans, and the Troubld Asset Relief [Read More]

Competition is bad for THON Competition is bad for THON
456 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
In response to Friday's guest column "Competition adds to total and cause," making THON a competition also makes it a game and takes away from the true meaning of philanthropy. The THON Overall Committee recognized this and took action. They understand that THON volunteers are passionate and hard [Read More]

Cage eggs offer biosecurity Cage eggs offer biosecurity
456 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
The argument of Penn State going cage-free has been going on for more than a year now. With the recent recall of more than half a billion eggs some may think that this might be a good idea. However, I would like to point out that eggs from any kind of operation, whether it be cage, cage-free, [Read More]

New Irish pub gives taste of culture New Irish pub gives taste of culture
456 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
I like to consider myself a rising expert on everything Irish. My last name is Sullivan, I've studied abroad on the Emerald Isle and I consider Guinness as its own category on the food pyramid. I've got my family tree tracked back to ancestors that fled Ireland during the infamous potato famine of [Read More]

Plan will counter alcohol culture Plan will counter alcohol culture
456 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
University officials plan to implement new tougher violations and concrete resources to combat alcohol-related issues. Both are a step in the right direction in the fight against the university's dangerous drinking culture. [Read More]

Mosque will never bridge gap between religious differences Mosque will never bridge gap between religious differences
456 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
First and foremost, no one is disputing the legal right of the people behind the Park51 (Cordoba House) project at Ground Zero to build their building. It is simply an issue of ethics and common sense. The idea that this project will lead to better relations or "bridge-building" between Muslims and [Read More]

Think twice when leaving Iraq Think twice when leaving Iraq
456 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
United States military commanders do not foresee any need to resume combat operations in Iraq. Unless there is a complete breakdown of Iraqi security forces, 50,000 troops are expected to leave by the end of next year. But military leaders warn there is a rocky road ahead and if the Iraqis ask that [Read More]

Guest columns on Fridays give the pen to you Guest columns on Fridays give the pen to you
456 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
It's your turn now. The Daily Collegian's Friday opinion page is renting real estate out to you. There are plenty of things to sound off on in our community, so we thought we'd turn the pen over to you one day a week on our opinions page. [Read More]

Competition in THON adds to total and cause Competition in THON adds to total and cause
456 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Disclaimer: I love THON. During my time at Penn State, I have served as a THON Chairman for my fraternity, fundraised thousands of dollars for the cause, spent hours with our Four Diamonds Family and I have danced. I have also lost both friends and family to cancer and have received meaningful [Read More]

Wrongful to blame Muslims Wrongful to blame Muslims
456 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Upon reading the letter to the editor "Islam still threat post-9/11" written by Samuel Settle in Wednesday's Collegian, I was surprised by Mr. Settle's willingness to publicly spout ideas so clearly rooted in bigotry and wrongful blame. The letter disputes the building of the "Ground Zero Mosque," [Read More]

Islamophobia shows in issue Islamophobia shows in issue
456 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Mr. Settle's letter on Wednesday titled "Islam still threat post-9/11" is a contribution of a national campaign of misinformation designed to marginalize American Muslims and demonize. The letter, which took verses from the Quran out of context, is identical to the right wing campaign that falsely [Read More]

Debt hard on single parents Debt hard on single parents
456 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
I am a single parent sending my only child to Penn State as an out-of-state student. I make two-thirds of the average median income as a middle school teacher in our hometown of Fairfield County, CT. I read the article on student debt with interest and disappointment. [Read More]

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