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Reaching to past generation's standards

AS WORLD War II was spreading in the beginning of 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt gave his famous speech in which he outlined four essential human freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.


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Rushing to retain students' rights

TO RUSH or not to rush. This would have been an interesting dilemma for me last fall. Unfortunately, I never had the chance to face that decision. Last spring, when I did have that decision to make, I chose not to rush.


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Reform Party diversifies election

THE EMERGENCE of a third political party shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. Voters are tired of having a choice of only two candidates - especially when it is hard to find real differences between the two. With a robust economy and few pressing issues to divide public opinion, there's little forcing candidates to take stands.


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Halloween: what to give, what to get

SYNCHRONIZE your watches, people. In T-minus four days, Halloween festivities will descend upon America's streets, engulfing the nation in a huge, candy-scented mushroom cloud of blissful entertainment.


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Supporting safe sex education

SAFE SEX? Or save sex? Which message should schools' sex education programs teach kids today? Although it's a personal and passion-filled issue, activists and politicians are getting the final say on classroom curricula.


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The places we call home

ACROSS these mountains, across several rivers, over used battlefields and county lines and every sort of geography but deserts, there is a place that I called home for as long as I was there. It seems worth mention, as this is Parents' Weekend, and we are welcoming the visitors from the many places we call home.


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Laying out a lifelong love of letters

UNTIL recently, I thought of my father as your basic pen-and-pencil type of guy. Give him a sheet of paper and some kind of gilded, expensive writing utensil, and he happily will compose pages of fine prose.

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