Opinion

Learning to protect against copy-cats

Whether it is through software or fiber optic cables, technology allows humans to do great things. But the development of technology is also dangerous because it permits academic dishonesty. The possibility of innovative cheating methods sets an eerie tone for plagiarism-wary students about to embark on professional careers.…

A gift, not a handout

It wasn’t a trip to Miami Beach, Cancun or the shore. It wasn’t a week at home lounging around watching “Maury” or “Jerry Springer.” My spring break was spent right here in North Philadelphia.…

Pols lose support behind unabated loyalty to Bush

Only a few weeks into his presidential campaign, Barack Obama is getting criticism from a corner of the world he probably didn’t expect to hear from. Australian Prime Minister John Howard attacked Obama on his plans regarding Iraq.…

Sorority life: It’s not easy being Greek

Everyone has had to live with a stereotype. But after attending Temple’s Greek Leadership Conference and discussing Greek stereotypes, I started thinking about how groups almost always fail to live up to their negative labels.…

Social exposure teaches our children tolerance

A recent uproar in Evesham, N.J., was sparked by a video entitled “That’s A Family!”, which was shown to third graders in the town. The educational film depicts a wide spectrum of family backgrounds, including adoptive parents and children raised by grandparents and same-sex couples.…

Swapping the ways we buy our texts

The idea probably occurred to us as we stood in a long line at Temple’s bookstore, waiting to plunk down a huge sum of money for textbooks: There has to be a better way.…

Put a lid on trashy behavior

Prospective Temple students are bombarded with literature that demonstrates how prestigious the school is and how aesthetically pleasing the campus is. Yet the campus we walk on everyday looks nothing like the campus we were promised in the brochures.…

It’s time for a woman to take office

The face of politics is changing and it’s taking the shape of a female. Hillary Clinton recently announced her candidacy for the 2008 presidential election. Conservatives, hold on to your hats because there is a high chance that in a couple years time, the leader of the free world will be a woman.…