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Finding Christ at Christmas

A call for a return to the true meaning of Christmas in a distracted culture Around 2,000 years ago in a town called Bethlehem, a savior was born in a manger on a heavenly night. I know what you’re probably thinking… “Oh, this is the story of how Jesus was …

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Abnormal is the new normal

“Would you look at that, just strutting down the middle of Buckeye Road in broad daylight, proud as gay peacocks,” said Jane Forrester (played by Ellen Barkin), a 52-year-old character on the comedy TV show The New Normal. “Why shouldn’t they be, Nana?” said Shania Clemmons (Bebe Wood), the great …

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Political lectures from the pulpit

Pulpit politicking raises the question of ethics In 2009, the International Revenue Service investigated James Hammond, pastor of the Living Word Christian Center (a Brooklyn Park church), for directly endorsing congresswoman Michele Bachmann, which is a violation of the 1954 Johnson Amendment regarding churches with tax-exempt statuses. The court ultimately …

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Rowling should stick to the magic

Rowling’s new book doesn’t charm as much as her Harry Potter series The Harry Potter books were a common fixture in most of our childhoods. They took you away, or at least they took me away, to a magical world of witchcraft, flying brooms and loves that were stronger than …

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Hope within a twisted theme

Author Robert Venditti tells the dark story of a woman’s fight for rights in a corrupt future Rarely do books strike so close to home that you can feel chills. But that’s exactly what The Homeland Directive did to me. The Homeland Directive, written by Robert Venditti and illustrated by …

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Transfer or stay put?

Some alums discover that their college choice wasn’t their final destination Advice offered for those wondering, ‘Should I stay, or should I go?’ “It took a little bit, but after a month and a half or so I could tell that nobody stuck around on the weekends and also that …

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Youth Vote

Young voters: the political wildcard   Televisions are constantly flooded with ads, quotes, endorsements and updates. Newspapers frequently feature the latest on the campaign trail. Election year has come around, and that means a large portion of the seniors will have the opportunity to carry out their young right of …

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High school pranks

Pranks: where to draw the line Congratulations, you made the varsity team! Now you and your parents have to clean up the mess of toilet paper hanging from the trees and all around your house. “Usually getting TP’ed is annoying and inconvenient, but getting TP’ed for making varsity is a …

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Cracking the code

Maturity is required in moral thinking We live in a world of moral failure. We celebrate scandals rather than accomplishments. As a society, we’re infatuated with the glamour of Hollywood and the glitz of sports. Our heroes are celebrities and professional athletes rather than teachers and police officers. American entertainment …

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Selfless growth

Volunteer to serve others, not your résumé. By Brigid Kelly.

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