Review Category : Opinion

Cap and Gown List

Last weekend, my cousin Ali came to stay with me. While I'd like to think her visit was prompted exclusively by a desire to hang out with the coolest cousin ever, I think the impetus might also have included checking out Davis as an option when she applies to college.

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Unite and conquer

 

Something very important happened on Tuesday, but it went largely unnoticed.

On the same day that we learned housing prices fell at a record pace last quarterthat the Department of Health and Human Services reported health care costs will top $8,000 per person in 2009that Barack Obama made Bobby Jindal look like a third grader who fell off the short busHilda Solis, a pro-union advocate of environmental justice and minority and women's rights was confirmed as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

 

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Let the games begin

 

Super Senior,

 

A guy I met recently asked me out on a date a few weeks ago. I had a great time, but he refuses to get physically close. He hasn't kissed me and even seems nervous if our arms accidentally touch. I can make the first move, but I don't know how and I don't want tocall me old fashioned. He asked me out again this week, what should I do?


 

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A changed college education

In Rick Perlstein's 2007 essay "What's the Matter with College?" he laments the death of college as a catalyst for radical social change. For him, the increasing pre-professional bureaucratization of college deprives students of the creative intellectual impetus they need to renew national culture and idealism.

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Word Vomit

Word vomit (n.) - originated in Paramount's Mean Girls, which everyone has seen whether they admit it or not. It is the act of uttering words that have floated around in your head countless times but that you would never actually dream of saying.

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Variations on a Theme

It's probably due to the fact that my roommate Shlarissa has gotten me hooked on the show "Intervention," but I've been thinking a lot about how easy it is to fall into bad habits.

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Monkey Motifs in Politics

Barack Obama is the second president in a row frequently compared to a monkey. It'd be accurate to say most people have seen the images of former President George Bush being compared to a variety of primates.

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The Right to Parent?

Whenever anyone gets behind the wheel of a car there are a number of things that need to be taken care of first. A prospective driver needs to be found competent to control a vehicle that can potentially inflict severe damage on others.

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The Sterling Compass

Fifty years of economic sanctions and political ostracism has made North Korea a starving bulldog, snarling and rarely biting, but nonetheless dangerous. The United States' stubborn policy of non-engagement needs to change. North Korea poses a threat not only to the United States, but also to global stability and the U.S. is in the best position to help create a long term solution to the longstanding Korean question.

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Otherwise, they’ll kill you

Ah, the commitment-phobe. Seems like every girl is getting herself one these days. Not only is dating hard enough in this world, but there are guys out there who are afraid of the dreaded "label."

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Steal This Column

During last week's ASUCD elections, several candidates clung to the tired mantra of "bridging the gap between students and their Association." For years now, this has been a favorite tactic of those desperately seeking the sense of self-approval that, apparently, only an ASUCD elected position can bring.

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ASUCD election website

 

ASUCD voting hit its second highest turnout on record last week. This occurred despite a three-and-a-half-hour downtime on Thursday night. The downtime was compensated for with an additional three and a half hours of voting time on Friday morning.

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