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Author Jaimee Wriston Colbert Visits BU

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On Monday October 6th, Jaimee Wriston Colbert visited our campus as part of the Big Dog Reading Series to publicize her book, Dream Lives of Butterflies, which is a collection of short stories that are connected by the lives of the tenants of a St. Louis apartment complex.....The next Big Dog Writing Series will be a poetry performance by Leslie Ann Mcilroy on Wednesday October 29th in the Kehr Union Hideaway. She will be accompanied by guitarist Don Bertschman and admission is free.

Parking, police and becoming a pedestrian.

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  I am starting this article off with an idea to keep in mind as you read. I do not dislike the Bloomsburg University Police,...

Review- Department of Eagles: In Ear Park

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The genre "indie" is one so broad that it's a bit meaningless. Nevertheless it's necessary, at least as an introduction, to categorize the band...

A Rugger’s Life for Me

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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.

Starbucks and their Facade of Global Welfare

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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”.

TGIF or LBS.

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It's mid-term week, and you're looking forward to rum and cokes at Harry’s and raspberry blow pops at Russell’s this Friday. But a night on the town can do serious damage to your diet.

Dodging the Smoke Police

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Being a smoker, I took it as a compliment that the university placed the concrete ashtrays on East Second Street sidewalks. Right next to...

Just Stay Home This November

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Today, I am here to encourage all Bloomsburg students NOT to vote this Fall. Now before the firing squad lines up in our “comments” section, let me explain. I do in fact believe that it is important for the Bloomsburg community to vote. In fact, I urge all of you to do your research and decide which homecoming candidates are best suited to be our king and queen (Cheap plug for my friend Sheila Martin). Also, no student should neglect to fill out their Bloom Idol ballot each Thursday night.

A Lack of Enthusiasm is no Excuse – Vote!

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I agree that it feels like the integrity of my vote has degenerated. I wish I could be wildly excited about my choice for president, but the reality of world is that in a month, the next president of the United States will be chosen, and it will be McCain or Obama.

“Walt Whitman, The Making of the Poet” a Review

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"The Making of the Poet" was good for a number of reasons. A creative writer himself, late author Paul Zweig doesn’t write with the dry language of most biographers. His writing is unique and to the point. Dare I say - He cuts the B.S.

Invisible Children, Seen in “Night Commuters”

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A 23-year-long war. Millions of people dead. Thousands of children being kidnapped and taken to be forced into becoming child soldiers. Children afraid to sleep in their own homes. No jobs and no food.

PETA vs. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream: would you eat frozen breast milk?

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On September 23, 2008, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, cofounders of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., urging them to substitute cow’s milk they use in their ice cream products with human breast milk.

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