Opinion

Giving them their flowers now

Dying alone and anonymously is a scary thought. People worry that no one will attend the funeral or seem to notice their passing. For the homeless, this will most likely happen.…

A choice that’ll benefit the animals

Origin of the American library, home to the oldest theater in America, and birthplace of the original U.S. Mint, the City of Brotherly Love is known not only for its boisterous, cheese steak-loving, crazy sports fans, but also for its status as a trailblazer in enriching institutions – including the nation’s first zoo.…

Something police didn’t learn at Academy

Widely known as the Web site chock-full of outrageous videos, YouTube and other forms of amateur video have unexpectedly become a tool for justice. Recently, a YouTube video triggered an FBI probe of a Los Angeles arrest.…

In protesting, a change will come

Some say that the war in Iraq is just like the Vietnam War. Yet Fareed Zakaria, editor and columnist of “Newsweek International” made a different analogy. He linked the war in Iraq to the Korean War.…

Homeless deserve our sympathy

When my friends and I crossed Broad Street to go to Temple Star Chinese restaurant, we were all eager to have some fried chicken with a $1 iced tea. As we entered the restaurant, so did Bill – Broad Street Bill to be exact.…

Finding true meaning of Christmas

I hate to break it to you guys, but we’re getting old. Not bitter-against-the-world old, but aging nonetheless. Most of us are 18- to 24-year-olds now, and that means we have witnessed 18 to 24 Christmases.…

Dancing our way toward a generational gap

Waltz, tango and twist all have something in common: They were once considered indecent and immoral. Today, morality critics turn toward the new dance style – “freaking,” or dry humping, grinding and “sex with your clothes on.” Parents are outraged and school principals in California, such as Jim Bennett of Lemoore Union High School and Patricia Law of Windsor High School, canceled school dances due to the inappropriate dance moves.…

For Playstation fanatics, life’s a game

Can you imagine standing in line for days at Best Buy or having a gun pointed in your face over a video-game system? Many people across the country can, as they struggled to get their hands on the coveted new gaming system, Playstation 3.…

Out-of-towners can take a bite out of this

It’s easy to grab a soft pretzel and water ice before class, and removing the wrapper from a Tastykake cream-filled chocolate cupcake while relaxing in front of the TV is common practice.…

Fans make their name

It could be called “Philadelphia class.” With a cheesesteak in one hand and a Miller Lite in the other, our city’s sports fans run their mouths, would boo their own mothers and still show no shame.…