Month: October 2008

Opinion and EditorialSports

A Rugger’s Life for Me

Many people may watch a rugby match and think it’s nothing more than 30 crazy college students running around hitting each other. In reality, there are as many rules and regulations as any other college sport. The object of the game is that the two teams of 15 players, should by passing, carrying, kicking, and “grounding,” the ball, score as many points as possible in attempts to win the game.

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Opinion and Editorial

Starbucks and their Facade of Global Welfare

Its 12:00 O’CLOCK IN THE BLOOMSBURG STARBUCKS as I wearily walk up to the counter to order a tall freshly brewed coffee, and I ask just out of sheer curiosity as I receive my steaming cup, “Is this coffee Fair Trade?”. The Starbucks sales associate stares at me confused. “No we don’t offer Fair Trade coffee”, she replies.

Ironically the Starbucks Fiscal Report for 2007, (available hidden behind their coffee creamers and sugars) claims that,

“We’ve remained North America’s largest purchaser, roaster and distributer of Fair Trade Certified TM coffees and purchased 20 million pounds of coffee from Fair Trade Certified TM suppliers”.

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