Review Category : Opinion

Blind decision-making

Why do you want to go to Wendy's instead of Burger King? Why did you buy Tylenol instead of Advil? I have realized that a lot of people lack the introspective prowess to understand why they like something. Especially when asked why they prefer one thing to another that is substitutable or just very similar.

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Dead American Heroes

The American superhero is dead. For a while now, the anti-hero phenomenon has been permeating. In the last decade, our superheroes have been increasingly exhibiting fallibilities often associated with regular people, such as pathological inconsistencies (Batman), general clumsiness (Superman), addiction to alcohol (Hellboy) and extreme temperance (the Hulk).

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Everyone Loves a Drunk Girl

There's nothing that makes you think more of drunk girls than being in a room full of drunk girls. Although this deviates just slightly from what St. Patrick's Day is really in honor of, I want to point out that there will be many drunk girls turned out loose on this sacred day.

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Editorial: A green light for change

For years the city of Davis has been discussing what to do about Fifth Street. The important east-west corridor through the center of town is a pain for pedestrians, a risk for bicyclists and for vehicles, but the city has yet to make any significant changes.

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Kings of Rock ‘N’ Roll

The first thing I learned about Elvis Presley was that he died on the crapper. What a tragic way for the "King of Rock" to go out, especially since there is so much more to Elvis than his embarrassing demise.

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Clínica Tepati

Recently, two out of five county clinics in Sacramento were closed due to budget cuts and lack of funding. As county clinics, both the Capital Hill Health Center and the Northeast Health Center had provided medical care to those who were not able to afford health insurance.

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Steal This Column

There's an old adage that claims "saying goodbye is never easy," and while this tried-and-true cliché probably helped some of you justify the overwhelming deluge of tears streaming down your face at your high school graduation, the fact of the matter is that good-byes are actually quite simple.

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The Sterling Compass

California assemblyman Tom Ammiano recently introduced a bill that would legalize the open sale of marijuana to those 21 years or older. Although the bill will likely fail in the state legislature, the sheer fact it is being considered is a sign California lawmakers are headed in the right direction. California needs to legalize marijuana, and I'll tell you why.

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Otherwise, they’ll kill you

They tell you that when you start dating, you'd meet all sorts of guys. Guys that'll make us laugh, make us cringe, make us hope we could feel like this forever or make us wish we were dead. Worse yet, we'll also meet guys that make us wish they were dead.

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Editorial: Aggie Opinions

In an emotional farewell speech last week, former ASUCD senator Rebecca Schwartz chided The Aggie for the criticism it has leveled at ASUCD.

Schwartz called on Aggie employees to find a more "constructive" way to contribute to ASUCD without complaining. She said Aggie employees should speak up at meetings and get involved to make it clear what changes they actually want to see.

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The Cap and Gown list

Cheers had the bar, Friends had Central Perk and Gilmore Girls had Luke's Diner. So, what iconic meeting place does Davis have? The farmers market. Twice a week, rain or shine, vendors and residents gather in Central Park to share in a little small town flair.

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Hail to the Chief

The Oregon Daily Emerald has resumed printing today.

Huzzah!

What, you didn't know that they'd stopped printing? Nobody told you? You don't know what the ODE is?

Well that's not really unexpected.

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What goes around?

 

Super Senior,

 

Are you getting pressure from your parents to graduate? Are they disappointed that you haven't finished college yet? What would you say your biggest reason for staying a fifth year would be? If you had the opportunity to stay a sixth year, would you?

Future Super Senior

 

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Goes here

Let no one claim that economists are boringfor after attending the Stimulus SmackDown here at UC Davis on Wednesday night, I can certifiably say that while economics may make Rachael Ray look interesting by comparison, economists make Rachael Ray look,well, like Rachael Ray.

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