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Hunger Tweets

Kristin McGovern, Staff Writer

May 22, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Fans waited in line before midnight, hair braided to the side. They gawked over Effie’s costumes and laughed at Peeta’s attempts to spit game. And — spoiler alert! — Everyone cried when Rue died, and no one cried any less because the actress is black and then tweet about it. Is that wrong? But...

OP/ED: Why Students Don’t Read

Ritta Acheampong, Staff Writer

May 22, 2012


Filed under Opinion

OP/ED: Why most Students don’t read It is a fundamental part of college education -  the idea that young people don’t just learn from lectures, but on their own, holed up in the library with books and, perhaps, a trusty yellow highlighter. As the semester ends and most face an end with finals, pro...

LETTER TO EDITOR: The Mirror Has Two Faces

April 23, 2012


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TO THE EDITOR: This letter is in response to the story written in the latest edition, regarding the women's basketball team. After reading the story, which was at the least inflammatory, was the head coach given the chance to respond? The story read like a blog - say whatever you want, and not to...

OP/ED: A Response To An ‘Effort’Less Insult

April 23, 2012


Filed under Opinion

When I was first informed of the letter to the editor in regards to the article “A House Divided: Losing Season Causes Frustration Off The Hardwood,” I was initially shocked. There was no doubt in my mind that the article would surprise readers, but I never believed that someone would object to the...

OP/ED: Safe Sex Happens, And Now You Can Know Where!

Kristin McGovern, News Editor

March 29, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Just when you thought social media sites couldn’t get any less private…you can now ‘check in’ when you’re ‘getting it in’. Because everyone is dying to know when and where you’re doing it. Right? Seriously, what would your grandmother say? More than half of sexually active Americans...

OP/ED: I Might Have Tacos Tonight

Jasmine Williams, Managing Editor

March 29, 2012


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“It one of the most inconsiderate and offensive things I have heard someone say and quite frankly, it makes me question both the respect and intelligence of those in our government.” Alexis Monserrate, a sophomore of Puerto Rican descent majoring in sports management, was enraged and spoke the...

Library Planning to Address Noise and Computer Concerns

March 29, 2012


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  TO THE EDITOR: In response to the editorial that appeared in the January issue of The Impact, Lack of Computers and Noise Are Irritating Me!, I would like to inform Impact readers about some of the solutions we’ve come up with in the library to help mitigate the noise and comput...

KONY

KONY

Anne Rugumba, Staff Writer

March 8, 2012


Filed under My African Eye, Opinion

A new video has gone viral and is bringing attention to Uganda’s Rebel leader Joseph Kony. The video made by a US based group,  Invisible Children is called KONY 2012 and hopes to raise awareness and support to capture Kony and bring him to justice. Messages tagged #sop kony 2012,#make kony famous,#Uganda,were...

Restaurant Bans Crying Kids

Restaurant Bans Crying Kids

Anne Rugumba, staff writer

March 8, 2012


Filed under My African Eye, Opinion

Kids cry.  And kids do cry in restaurants. Irritating? Annoying? Very! But, does it warrant a total ban? A restaurant in Atlanta definitely agrees because they have put out a notice at the bottom of their menus banning crying kids from their restaurant and it reads: “Dear all present...

Spread The Word To End The Word

Anne Rugumba, Staff Writer

March 8, 2012


Filed under My African Eye, Opinion

So many times we use words without thinking how they can affect someone because we say them without the intention to hurt or humiliate and that makes it okay to us to say them. One of these words so commonly used is retard. So many times we will say “I left my phone home today, I am such a retard......

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