Claire Shotwell


Taking a stand

WE'VE ALL seen "I stand with Planned Parenthood" status updates on Facebook in the past week. These statements are not about abortion or being pro-choice; they refer to recent legislation passed in the House of Representatives to cut Title X of the Public Health Service Act, a government program that provides family planning aid.

Rights across the aisle

LAST WEEK, for perhaps the first time ever, Dennis Kucinich, D.-Ohio, and Tea Party members of Congress agreed on an issue.

Changing Mr. Hyde

SINCE 1976, pro-life and pro-choice advocates have come to a truce on one thing: Taxpayer funds are not to be used to pay for abortions except for in the cases of rape, incest and when the pregnancy is dangerous to the health of the mother.

Coming to a boil

LAST Tuesday night, President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union Address, which was followed by the traditional response from the opposing party, given this year by Congressman Paul Ryan from Wisconsin.

UCS: help wanted

I have finally reached that dreaded point in my life; I am now a second semester fourth-year student, and it's time for me to find a job.

A broad-based education

Last week, the University celebrated International Education Week to demonstrate the its commitment to creating global opportunities for students.

Separation anxiety

"One nation, under God." These are words we have all grown up saying. We recited them every day for 12 years in grade school and we often recite them before meetings.

The 24-hour news cycle should have earned one of Stephen Colbert's coveted "Medals of Fear" at the Oct.

Sustainable U.

In the University's quest for sustainability, Dining Services, the Department of Parking and Transportation and the President's Committee on Sustainability have implemented countless initiatives.

Married to tradition

The first time I watched "Sister Wives" on TLC, I thought to myself, "How can people that seem so normal be so weird?" For those of you who have not seen the show or its promotional advertisements, it follows a modern, polygamist family - the Browns - who live in Utah.