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Originality suffers when past used as cheap marketing tool

Nostalgia sucks. Not the kind of nostalgia that has one reflecting on the past, reaching back to distant memories with bittersweet admiration. I’m talking about nostalgia that motivates middle-aged men to buy Ford Mustangs – the car of their dreams when they were 16, coincidentally around the same age as their children.…

Consumers fall victim to ‘newest’ craze

A Luddite is one who is opposed to technological progress. Your humble narrator is by no means a Luddite, but she can relate to a Luddite’s sentiments. With all the new technology on the market today, sometimes I think it would be easier to live in a technology-free world.…

Once innovative, MTV dumbed by reality TV

At midnight Aug. 1, 1981, 3 million people across the country turned on their TVs, to be greeted by the words, “Ladies and Gentlemen … rock and roll!” as the infamous “moon man” proudly raised the MTV flag.…

Congress not mending any ‘fences’ with Act

The Great Wall of China is a stunning and archaic mark of human ingenuity. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall is a highly-visited tourist spot. It seems that the House of Representatives feels left out and wants to build America her own wall.…

Construction dust could cloud our neighborhood

With all of the development popping up around campus, it’s easy to forget about the structures – physical and societal – that have existed in this area long before anyone considered morphing Temple into a residential campus.…

Colleges should can early-admissions programs

Good riddance. Harvard University, Princeton University, and The University of Virginia have gotten rid of early admissions and it’s time for other schools to follow suit. For those of us who don’t remember the college admission process like it was yesterday, early admission students apply months in advance to universities.…