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Letter to the Editor

»Joseph Vallely Barack Obama and Willard Romney are not baptized Christians, asserts this former Roman Catholic seminarian. Neither man has been baptized by a sacramentally baptized person such as a priest. Only a sacramentally baptized individual can validly administer the holy sacrament of baptism. Since Romney and Obama have not ...

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Teens need more education, not birth control

–rreed24@my.apsu.edu Have you ever wondered how many teenage pregnancies would be prevented if schools offered contraception? Recently, 13 schools in New York started a pilot program called Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Health. The goal of this plan is to offer Plan B, along with other forms of birth control, to ...

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First debate: little substance, Big Bird

–psparn@my.apsu.edu If you missed the first presidential debate last week, all you need to know is Big Bird won and lost, depending on your political views. According to many polls and political pundits, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney actually won the debate, but neither candidate seemed to bring anything new ...

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Dysfunctional politics alienates voters

» Patrick Pierce –ppierce3@my.apsu.edu Politics is one of the three subjects you don’t bring up in conversations. While the other two toxic subjects are money and religion, politics ignites arguments, hurts feelings and/or puts people to sleep. During the height of political campaign season, many people are fed up with ...

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Social media should remain free for users

» Ronniesia Reed –rreed24@my.apsu.edu Think about how often you or someone you know uses social media sites like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Imagine how many of us would still be using these sites if we had to pay for them. Author and technology consultant, Phil Simon said we should pay ...

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World history repeats in an endless waltz

» Andy Wolf –awolf@my.apsu.edu In light of recent conflicts, protests and upheavals around the world it is easy to see that American influence is everywhere. These tensions have been magnified by the anti-American fury that has swept the Middle East in response to conflicts, the anti-Islamic film “The Innocence of ...

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