Opinion Blog: Why go to Walmart when it can come to you?

May 20, 2011 · Comments Off 

Posted by Mackenzie O’Hara

  • The recent swell in online shopping is perplexing. While the convenience aspect of downloading a movie from home using Netflix is understandable, are Americans are too lazy to take a trip to the grocery store. And, how much is too much when it comes to being able to access goods online?

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    Opinion Blog: The Sexualization of Women in Magazines

    May 18, 2011 · 2 Comments 

    Posted by Meg Jones

  • With a constant influx of images of the sex goddess, fashion and beauty magazines contribute to the sexualization of women by permeating sexualized representations of women and girls, suggesting that being thin and beautiful is the cultural norm.

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    Opinion Blog: Deceit Reveals Need in Afghanistan, Pakistan

    May 13, 2011 · 3 Comments 

    Posted by Sydni Brass
    Greg Mortenson’s memoir, “Three Cups of Tea,” details the author’s failed attempt to climb K2 and his efforts to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mortenson was hailed as a hero for his accomplishments… until now.

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    Opinion Blog: Wrongful Convictions are State’s Responsibility

    May 11, 2011 · 1 Comment 

    posted by Nicolle Keogh

    In the last decade, the number of exonerations has skyrocketed, mostly due to advances in DNA testing, which has exonerated 203 people n the last decade. Twenty-seven states offer financial compensation to exonerated convicts, there’s no excuse why the 23 other states aren’t following suit.

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    Opinion Blog: Are United States Power Plants Prepared for Disaster?

    May 6, 2011 · 6 Comments 

    Posted by Lesley Isaacs

    The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan dramatically affected the nuclear power plants in the immediate area. While Japan is struggling to contain the damage and prevent further exposure of the radiation, many are left wondering if the United States is prepared for such a crisis.

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    Opinion Blog: The Pressure to be Thin

    May 2, 2011 · 2 Comments 

    Posted by Caroline Foster

    With summer just around the corner, swimsuit season is on the radar and the pressure to look perfect increases. I know many girls who are changing their diet and exercise routines in ways that could be potentially harmful.

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    Opinion Blog: Killer “Bath Salts”

    April 29, 2011 · 2 Comments 

    Posted by Mackenzie O’Hara

    Until recently, I would describe bath salts as harmless – simply a product I’d use if I were taking a bath. However, I have been shocked to learn that a very dangerous designer drug is going by this innocuous name.

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    Opinion Blog: Balancing Life and Facebook

    April 27, 2011 · Comments Off 

    Posted by Erica Penunuri

    The key is balance. Don’t feel like spending 5 minutes on the phone just to figure out where you want to meet? Text. Called someone and they didn’t pick up? By all means, text. Please don’t leave a voicemail saying, “Hey, call me back when you get this, bye,” (Really?)

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    Opinion Blog: Are Unpaid Internships Invaluable?

    April 22, 2011 · Comments Off 

    Posted by Maggie Ashworth

    Is free labor by college students the latest form of slavery? With unpaid internships booming across the country, college students are accepting work without compensation, and in many cases they pay for the experience.

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    Opinion Blog: New York Times Paywall-innovation or blunder?

    April 20, 2011 · Comments Off 

    posted by Erin Goldsmith

    It’s official: The New York Times online content is now blocked by a paywall. In the weeks after adding a paywall the site has been the brunt jokes and scrutiny. The Huffington Post went so far to announce a payment plan just for New York Times’ employees who wished to gain access to the site.

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