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Mosque opponents are misguided Mosque opponents are misguided
478 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Yet nine years later, those wise words seem to have been forgotten by the people protesting the proposed Islamic community center two blocks from the former site of the World Trade Center. A government prohibition of the mislabeled "Ground Zero Mosque" violates rights guaranteed by the Constitution. [Read More]

Long-term plan lacks details Long-term plan lacks details
478 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Penn State recently announced the implementation of its long-term plan to increase the university's educational standards and fiscal policies. The five-year plan will be fully activated by 2013, and gives the university a standard for the future. Though it's great that the university is looking [Read More]

Bottles not as bad for earth as stated by July columnist Bottles not as bad for earth as stated by July columnist
478 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Though I give columnist Andrew Metcalf credit for being concerned with making his campus more environmentally friendly and for acknowledging bottled water as vital in times of emergency, more information is required before jumping to his conclusions in his July 29 column "Bottled water hurting [Read More]

Penn State destroys Phi Delt without giving a good motive Penn State destroys Phi Delt without giving a good motive
478 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
I have to start off by saying that I am a bit biased in regards to the Aug. 13 article "Former frat house demolished," for I am an alumni of Penn State and the Pennsylvania Theta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta. I get that the house needed repaired and I understand that there were violations assessed [Read More]

Council balks at student rep. Council balks at student rep.
478 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
In the past, State College Borough Council has complained about a lack of student interest in borough issues. But earlier this month members turned down a proposal from UPUA President Christian Ragland that would address just that. [Read More]

New year is time to try new things New year is time to try new things
478 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
It's the simple things that can take your Penn State school year to a whole new level of fun -- introducing you to new people and epic experiences. [Read More]

Abroad in spring means busy fall Abroad in spring means busy fall
480 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Muchas fiestas y bailando. A lot of partying and dancing. That's what a young Spanish boy told me about Seville, Spain -- the city where I'm studying abroad next spring. Needless to say, I can not wait to go. [Read More]

Borough council once again misses golden opportunity Borough council once again misses golden opportunity
480 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
So, the borough council isn't taking action on University Park Undergraduate Association President Christian Ragland's suggestion to add a non-voting student member to council. I'm not surprised -- council is notorious for missing opportunities. [Read More]

Government would be wise to decriminalize marijuana use Government would be wise to decriminalize marijuana use
480 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
In response to the Aug. 5 column, "Legalizing marijuana would help California's deficit," the drug war is largely a war on marijuana smokers. [Read More]

Frats' initiative helps housing Frats' initiative helps housing
480 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
The housing crisis at Penn State is a clear problem, and it's good to see that students are taking initiative. With several fraternities announcing they will open their doors to students, it shows a willingness from other groups to step in and help solve the housing crunch. [Read More]

Honor shows PSU's dedication Honor shows PSU's dedication
480 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Penn State, along with 19 other universities around the country, recently received a five-star rating for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusion and friendliness by Campus Pride, a North Carolina based organization. [Read More]

Perks key component of eventual job search Perks key component of eventual job search
480 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Being as how I am now a senior -- yeah, it actually happened -- the dreaded real world is right around the corner, which means -- a job! [Read More]

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