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Editorial: Achieve the ‘Dream’: End racism

August 28, 2013

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Today, sadly, we still live in a society far removed from the goals King profoundly echoed to millions on...

PRISM oversteps boundaries, posing dark future for Americans

August 27, 2013

This summer the world found out about the Planning Tool for Resource Integration, Synchronization and Management, or PRISM. This contrived acronym is the once-secret codename for an ominous and pervasive...

Welcome Back: To Privatize or not to Privatize: Pennsylvania’s Dilemma

August 18, 2013

Nothing is more reminiscent of summer than the smell of barbeque while opening a cold beer with your friends. But Pennsylvania’s alcohol laws can make the price for beer painful, and locating it a difficult...

Organized activities are needed to end “summer slide” for younger students

Organized activities are needed to end
July 17, 2013

If you were to ask any 12-year-old whether or not he’s excited for the onset of summer, his response wouldn’t be difficult to predict — that is, if he has the attention span to even provide one. Ask...

Racial justice nowhere to be found in light of court verdict

Racial justice nowhere to be found in light of court verdict
July 17, 2013

Justice for some is not justice for all. Unfortunately, those looking for immediate racial justice in the outcome of the Trayvon Martin case will have to look elsewhere.Saturday night’s court decision,...

Editorial: DOMA hinders Pennsylvania’s progress

July 10, 2013

The United States is headed in the direction of marriage equality, and yesterday, Pennsylvania activists took the first steps toward making their state the next to join in line.Just weeks after the Supreme...

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