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A transfer’s troubles

December 8, 2012

, Beacon Contributor Over the past three weeks, we watched millions of Egyptians struggle against their government in a quest for democracy.On Feb. 11, protesters celebrated as Hosni Mubarak resigned his post and handed power over to the military. The Huffington Post declared the people’s revo...

A Fistful of Dollars on the Campaign Trail

December 7, 2012

 We have many months before the actual presidential election next November 2012, yet already the web and television news have created a new designation for the incumbent runner: the Billion Dollar Candidate.  Obama’s staff was able to raise an easy $530 million during the 2008 election, and many ...

Obama’s Goldilocks war: Can the Pres pull off intervention?

December 7, 2012

 It is hard to support military action in Libya when the Obama administration cannot clearly define its terms of engagement or its goals. It is even more difficult to not support military action when it has the potential to prevent genocide.But our actions against Muammar Ghadafi have brought our...

Whose work is it anyway?

December 7, 2012

When I started teaching, lo those many years ago, I knew there were some aspects of the job I wouldn’t be fond of: the pay, the occasional whiny student,  and sometimes, the papers I had to correct — especially when these papers piled into mountains by my desk, on my desk, on the chair and o...

NFL owners’ foul play

December 6, 2012

What a fitting venue: The royal palace of Jerry Jones’ kingdom, Cowboys stadium, will be the home of Superbowl XLV.  More than 100,000 are expected to pack the stadium on game day.But there is one aspect of this year’s Super Bowl that many tend to ignore, and that’s the chance that this stadiu...

Stop being easy bait, become smarter online shoppers

December 6, 2012

Buy your plane tickets on Tuesdays at 3 P.M. Wednesdays are also good. But whatever you do, never buy on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. That would just be stupid.According to, airlines usually file their airfare sales on Monday nights. Competitors scramble Tuesday mornings to match the low...

Fair-weather fans frustrate

December 6, 2012

There is an illness spreading around Boston, the outlying areas of the city and even across the nation. Everywhere you look, girls are decked out in Red Sox gear. Women proudly display Johnny Damon T-shirts and pink hats while discussing his scruffy good looks. This population is giving intellige...

All quiet on the Western front: the shortage of civic students

December 6, 2012

Amidst the united cheers following the removal of Hosni Mubarak from his seat of power in Egypt, a thought crossed my mind. The image of tens of thousands marching through the streets of Cairo has certainly been powerful, even inspiring. But to what extent can we look on these events without seeing so...

Coloring book depicts 9-11 in shades of bigotry

September 13, 2011

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Reflections of an outgoing SGA President

April 11, 2011

, Beacon CorrespondentAs my term comes to a close, I have started to think about the kind of advice I would give the incoming SGA Executive President. I’ve started to think about what is most important, and I’ve come to the opinion that it is communication.In my time as president, I made a commi...

Workshop classes: a blessing or a curse?

March 17, 2011

Spring break is over and all eyes are focused on the end of the term just six weeks away. For seniors, that also means looking at the end of their college careers. No more professors demanding papers or oral presentations, no more homework, deadlines, grades, or workshops looming overhead.For some, the prospe...

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