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And God said, ‘Tip thy server 18 percent’

»Ronniesia Reed –Staff Writer Recently, an Applebee’s server in St. Louis posted a picture of a co-worker’s receipt on Reddit.com that said the words, “I give God 10 percent. Why do you get 18?” After posting this, the worker, Chelsea Welch, was fired from her serving position. Alois Bell was ...

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Does your professor make the grade?

»Phillip Swanson –Staff Writer “Get ready for a lot of homework; it’s 50 percent of your grade.” I heard that statement on the first day of one of my classes last semester. The course was one of my worst subjects, and I hated doing homework, as it was usually the ...

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New military medal unfair to Bronze Star recipients

»Brittany Hickey –Guest Writer Perhaps you’ve heard the hoopla over the military’s recent addition to their awards: The Distinguished Warfare Medal. The medal will be awarded to service members who fly unmanned drones in combat situations, and must achieve something “so exceptional and outstanding as to clearly set the individual ...

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Funding may be a factor for gay Scouts

»Charles McCrary –Guest Writer Coming up in May, a decision will be handed down by the Boy Scouts of America as to whether or not they should continue their policy of banning openly gay individuals. When hearing this news, a severe wave of indifference may wash over you, as it ...

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Awards season: Growing old or still going strong?

»Brittany Hickey –Guest Writer Billy Crystal put it best when he said, “Nothing takes the sting out of these tough economic times like watching a bunch of millionaires giving golden statues to each other.” Crystal made that joke as the host of the 2012 Academy Awards, a ceremony that dates ...

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#HappyValentinesDay

»Brittany Hickey –bhickey@my.apsu.edu Valentine’s Day is looming and those of us who are lucky enough to have a significant other are frantic with worry about getting the right gift, saying the right things and being sufficiently romantic. On top of all of this we have to make sure that our ...

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