Category Archives: Opinions

Our writers give their opinions on various topics.

New Pet Policy Would Benefit All

By Sadie Pass In the past couple of years, more students than ever before have brought their pets to live on campus. From Moody-Shearn Hall to the Lord Residential Center Apartments, pets are all around. However, Southwestern does not have … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform: Individual Mandate Helps Country OR Madate Threatens American Values

Helps On Nov. 14 the Supreme Court agreed to judge the constitutionality of the recent mandate to buy health insurance. Opponents of the mandate claim that the constitutional power of Congress to regulate commerce does not permit Congress to force … Continue reading

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Occuppy Wall Street: Occupy Movement Battles Injustice or Protestors’ Anger Misdirected

Injustice What began on Sept. 17, when the anti-consumerist organization AdBusters called for the occupation of Wall Street, has expanded to a global movement with similar protests advocating everything from holding corrupt speculators accountable for the gamble of investment banking … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Curbed for National Security

President Obama’s declaration of an end of the war in Iraq marks a significant new step in relations between the United States and Iraq. It is not the withdrawal in and of itself which will be deemed a success in … Continue reading

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Iraq Withdraw

President Obama’s declaration of an end of the war in Iraq marks a significant new step in relations between the United States and Iraq. It is not the withdrawal in and of itself which will be deemed a success in … Continue reading

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Southwestern Football Program Will Boost Pirate Pride vs. Problems Overshadow Benefits

Pride All it takes is a 20-minute drive down I-35 to arrive at one of the most iconic football grounds in the state of Texas, Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium. There play the Longhorns: padded behemoths whose performance week in … Continue reading

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New Tabacco Labels Clear Air: Lawsuit Threatens to Undermine Progress

The year 2009 saw the passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, a law that required that by 2012 cigarette labels have one of several large antismoking graphics. These new warning labels, which depict things such as smoke coming out … Continue reading

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Spotify

Established in 2008, but only recently available to U.S. customers, Spotify is one of the newest online music streaming services. It’s compatible with a good deal of the current electronic market, including most mobile phone services, PC and Mac. Spotify … Continue reading

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Both parties continue to punt on budget deficit

Last week, Obama presented a $3.7 trillion budget. While this is enormous, it actually is a cut (for following years) – $33 billion cut in 2012 and about a trillion dollars over the next decade. Roughly two-thirds of the reduced … Continue reading

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Modern pony cars drive off in style, price

With summer approaching at a brisk pace (less than a month away, thank God), some of us will be looking for a car to enjoy during the summer, and perhaps after that as well (others of us who aren’t so … Continue reading

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Curriculum changes shake up schedules

The new schedule changes that have been put into place have made us all a bit uneasy. Those who have had their schedule mapped out since the day the y stepped onto Southwestern’s campus have had a wrench thrown in … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: Science Fiction

With the summer vacation approaching fast, many of us are starting to look forward to lovely relaxing time that summer is – no homework, no having to wake up early to make it to that 8 a.m. class – in … Continue reading

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