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‘Generation Xers’ live, breathe complacency

Terms like “Baby-boomer” and “Generation X” characterized people of the epochs before us. We, on the other hand, remain an unclassifiable generation. And fittingly so, as it would be difficult to label a group that doesn’t represent anything in particular.…

Lock n’ load: Safety, not protection is first

Imagine that you are the parent of a 3-year-old who shot himself. Could you imagine the pain and agony of losing your child to something that could have been prevented? The death of 3-year-old Tylib Bailey-Hankerson, who accidentally shot himself Oct.…

Netting classism

Flash forward 50 years. You are sitting with your grandchildren, telling them about your golden years. In the middle of your spiel, they ask you what the Internet used to be like.…

Easy and convenient, texting can also be inappropriate

Bzzz. I heard it from the other side of the classroom. Bzzz. It was a familiar noise – the sound of a cell phone set to vibrate instead of ring. I presume that the buzzing is a better alternative to whatever trendy rap song of the week ring tone would have played, had the volume been turned up.…

Comments lack empathy, show ignorance

It finally happened. Some of my fellow classmates finally said something on a public forum to prove they’ve been afflicted with suburban Simple Simon syndrome. On Sept. 25, Tau Kappa Epsilon was temporarily suspended as a result of a police search.…

Fear stretches beyond the costumes

Vampires, werewolves, witches and goblins are the glowing images featured on jack-o-lanterns all through fall. On Halloween, these infamous creatures take flight as haunting flickers of horror. As this season’s eve of trepidation is at hand, it reminds me of all the terrors that appear on Oct.…

Good publicity better than no publicity at all

It’s all the rage. Meg Ryan did it, Angelina Jolie did it twice and Madonna is in the process of doing it. No, it’s not the newest plastic surgery procedure. This is something less shallow and way more compassionate.…