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Is the new iPad worth the upgrade?

It’s not abnormal today for people to upgrade their cell phones once or twice a year, and upgrade computers once every two years or so.  I’ve decided that unless you’re…


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McDaniel versus Westminster

If you are a McDaniel student that partakes in partying and socializing you have probably heard about the many complaints of loud noises and raunchy partying by Westminster residents that…


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Can’t We All Get Along?

For quite some time now, at least since my college career began, the student body has somewhat been at odds with McDaniel College Campus Safety. The current situation with off-campus…


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Dear World

Dear world, I am a white, heterosexual male.  Sometimes, I’m a Christian (mostly when I’m desperate).  I’m about to graduate from college and (hopefully) go on to graduate school.  I…



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The Big Deal Behind Protect IP and SOPA

Depending on where one goes on the Internet, people generally find two narratives about this bill.  One of which often proposed by the critics is how this bill will stifle…


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Partying is a Crime

Technically I’m a criminal. This past Saturday evening I maliciously broke the law with reckless disregard for any of my victims. Those harmed by my unlawful onslaught will never be…


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Dare to Diversify

Although seldom students on McDaniel students may know about language houses on campus, the opportunity to partake in one of these experiences is well worth it. A few of the…


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Let’s Talk About Race Baby

At Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, there are 174 black students compared to McDaniel College’s 270 black students. Another small liberal arts college by the name of Hood College which…


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My Path, Part 2

 (Editor’s Note:  All too often students and faculty members fall into the daily swirl and assume that everyone around them is surely going through similar motions – perhaps even the…


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Posters of Privilege

I never expected to be dabbing glue onto magazine cut-outs in college, but Dr. Julia Orza was offering extra credit.  Dr. Orza, through the use of arts and crafts, led…


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My Path

 (Editor’s Note:  All too often students and faculty members fall into the daily swirl and assume that everyone around them is surely going through similar motions – perhaps even the…


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Smoke on the Hill

I don’t enjoy having to get into Hill Hall as quickly as possible in the mornings simply to avoid my exposure to the stench of smoke. It forces me to…



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Change the World

Change the world. People hear it all the time. But not long after people finish watching the thought-provoking movie or staring at the inspirational poster they give up hope. This…


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Understanding the Republican Party

Democrats should not confuse the GOP as being a gigantic monolith that is stereotyped by those in the progressive media as being against Medicare, against minorities, extremely nationalist, against social…




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Adventures in Budapest, Part 2

So, about a month has passed since I last wrote. Here’s what I’ve been up to in that time: The Balaton trip was really fun. We got to see some…