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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 5 -- May 12, 2008


Anti-gay bigotry hurts everyone

Gay. Fag. Homo.

The most common words said at my school are not kind and intelligent. They induce giggles and jokes. They make the receiver feel helpless and afraid. For these words to be thrown around so often is a travesty far greater than the so-called need for boxes of mac and cheese for “needy” children that the student council focuses all their attention on.

  – By Kiernan Majerus-Collins



Full hearts, empty bowls

     It may be difficult to comprehend the horrors of the genocide in Darfur, but with fundraisers like Project Empty Bowl it is not difficult to help the victims.

  – By Beth Pond


A haunting 'Bluest Eye'

   No one ever said growing up was supposed to be easy. And if the plot of the stage production of Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" is any indicator, it's not.

  – By Rachel Glogowski


Justin Skaradosky/ The Tattoo

Myanmar: beauty, poverty and lucky birds

I looked out of my airplane window and marveled at the immense amount of cultivation that took place on Myanmar soil. There was not a single sight of a high-rise building, just plain, green land.    – By Geraldine Soon

Cyclone shows Myanmar's leaders pose danger, too

Just when food, water and medical supplies are especially wanting, the victims of Cyclone Nargis find themselves being denied these urgent necessities by their very own government.

    – By Geraldine Soon

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