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Our View – Racial segregation used to boost ratings

Ah, “Survivor.” What have you done? We all know the concept of the show was ingenious when it first blessed us with its presence back in 1993. Take a bunch of average Americans. A desert island. Challenges. Teams. A winner. A million bucks. Romance, backstabbing and drama ensue. What more[Read More…]

Our View – Ground Zero under construction

The attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon were heart-wrenching and extremely emotional for all Americans. Like the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, most Americans can tell you precisely where they were and what they were doing when they first heard the news that a plane struck one[Read More…]

Our View – Couric’s anchoring beneficial for women

Last night Katie Couric appeared on “CBS Evening News,” breaking barriers and setting a new standard in journalism as the first female anchor to host the nightly news without a male co-anchor. This has made gains for professional women everywhere and proves women can present the news in a composed,[Read More…]

Our View – Vow to restrict gas emissions important

It should come as no surprise that global warming is becoming a serious issue. After the unusually sweltering summer and, of course, the exposure of irrefutable scientific evidence corroborating the threat of global warming, there is little doubt in minds of most Americans that this problem is nothing to be[Read More…]

Our View – Bush tries to close gap with minorities

While the Republican Party may seem disinterested in minorities and their needs, the president has recently tried to close the gaping chasm that exists between the right and African Americans by speaking to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in an attempt to generate more discussion[Read More…]

Our View – Canine cruelty abroad immoral, wrong

While many people in the United States enjoy the company of a domestic pet and dote upon them as any other cherished family member, those living in China have recently had to relinquish this pleasure as more than 50,000 dogs have been beaten, hanged or otherwise killed in an attempt[Read More…]

Our View – Outrage over bank leak absurd, inane

The struggle between the press and government is nearly as ancient as the establishment of media itself. What should and shouldn’t get published has always been a source of conflict. But, the recent debate over the New York Times publishing the actions taken by the U.S. Treasury in the pursuit[Read More…]

Our View – Fatigue from struggle in Israel wrong

As the perpetual struggle in Israel rages, many people, worn from the conflict and tired of the bloodied images strewn across their television sets and the front pages of prominent newspapers, are simply shrugging their shoulders with indifference. While this attitude may be a natural response to bombardment of gruesome[Read More…]

Our View – Government slogans demeaning, silly

Driving down the 405 Freeway has never been a pleasant experience. Moving a mile an hour in rush-hour traffic under the blazing California sun is excruciating enough, but this drive has recently become slightly more unpleasant as the state strains to conserve energy and uses the overhead traffic advisory signs[Read More…]

Our View – College more than vocational training

As eager new college students fill our dorms and the campus awakens from its summer slumber, once again teeming with vigor and vitality, some returning students may drag their feet at the prospect of a structured workweek including reading assignments and attending classes that have nothing to do with their[Read More…]

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