Archive for October, 2011

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The Outcome of Libya: Just One Less Dictator

When word came in that Muammar Gaddafi had been summarily executed by a shot to the head at point blank range, I imagine that President Obama must have been rather pleased with himself. After all, how could he not be? The Libyan conflict has followed his “smart power” approach to […]

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“One Cannot Simply Will a War to End”

“We often hear them say, with false resignation in their voices, that ‘war is hell,’ but it isn’t. Hell is an abstraction; war is tourniquets, amputations, paraplegics, orphans, widows, torture, rape and a grief that never sleeps,” Antiwar.com editor Matt Barganier said. It is, without question, the single most evil […]

Halloween Revelers Parade I.V.
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Halloween Revelers Parade I.V.

An estimated 20,000 to 25,000 participated in Isla Vista’s infamous Halloween celebrations this past weekend. Thousands of visitors — roughly the same number of attendees as last year — traveled to the community on Friday and Saturday. Officers issued at least 250 citations and made approximately 235 arrests over the […]

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UC Requires Fewer Exams to Apply

The UC Board of Regents altered the university system’s admission process last week, removing the SAT Subject Tests from its list of requirements for next year’s incoming freshmen. Although the previously-mandated exams are no longer necessary to complete the application process, high school seniors may submit their scores and favorable […]

‘Pay as you Earn Plan’ Seeks to Help Graduates
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‘Pay as you Earn Plan’ Seeks to Help Graduates

President Obama issued an executive order last Wednesday offering consolidated federal student loans and lowered repayment rates to ease the burden of debt on American students. Part of the president’s “Pay as you Earn Plan,” which aims to make graduates’ debt proportional to their income, allows borrowers to consolidate different […]