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Rest in Peace, Nelson Mandela

December 9, 2013
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Rest in Peace, Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was an inspiration to us all. He fought against the racial segregation of apartheid, for freedom and equality for the black majority in South Africa, and was imprisoned in 1962 for 27 years for his political cause. Despite his sufferings, Mandela emerged from his tiny cell without anger or bitterness. As the President of...
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The stagnant state of the State of the Union address

February 25, 2013
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The stagnant state of the State of the Union address

US President Barack Obama hit several high points in his hour-long State of the Union speech, rallying the crowd to drive his points home, and he seemed more focused now than four years ago.  It’s time, as his promises seem to indicate, to roll up his sleeves and get down to work.  With only...
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Obama’s second inauguration looks forward

February 11, 2013
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Obama’s second inauguration looks forward

On January 21, 2013, Obama was sworn in for his second term, in an inauguration laden with optimism for the future, but noticeably more subdued than his first.  Gone is the limitless hope of 2008. We saw a clearly tired (look at those gray hairs) president giving a speech that laid out very clear...
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The Flaws of Super-PACs

November 5, 2012
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The Flaws of Super-PACs

I was asked to write an article on presidential elections this week, and though I’d like to discuss the important issues at play, I feel I can’t really discuss the elections without first discussing Super-Pacs.  Civil discourse in our society has changed, dramatically, since the introduction of Super-PACs into campaigns.  To be honest, this...
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Attack of the New School: Rise of the Machines – this Saturday at 7:30!

April 23, 2012
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Attack of the New School: Rise of the Machines – this Saturday at 7:30!

Mr. Kendall’s “Top Ten Reasons Why You Do Not Want To Miss This Show”: 1. This is going to be a wild evening of skits and music and videos.  It is meant to be like watching a local version of Saturday Night Live.  The show will be performed entirely by the teachers with help from...
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