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Letter to the Editor: Brussels, bicycles and talk of terrorism

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016 Remember “Brussels?” It’s in Europe, or was last week, or parts of it were. For our troubles, I’d recommend an OTC (over-the-counter) tranquilizer — “R.E.A.D.” (That’s Resistance, Evasion, Avoidance, Denial). Works fine for now. Our “leaders” employ it effectively. T...

Tipping culture should change over time

March 15, 2016

Royal Purple Staff Opinion March 15, 2016 With St. Patty’s Day approaching, many students are searching their closets for last year’s shamrock t-shirt and matching leprechaun hat, but others aren’t so fortunate. Quite a few of us work as bartenders and servers, and the “luck of the Irish”...

Colgate ad endorses helpful initiative

Colgate ad endorses helpful initiative

February 23, 2016

Feb. 23, 2016 I didn’t watch the Super Bowl, unlike 111.9 million other people. Even though every TV at the bar was playing the event, I was busy celebrating a friend’s 21st birthday with craft beer and a decent burger. When with a group of rowdy men drinking beer, boasting about last night’s drunke...

Letter to the Editor: Threat of terrorism not fully understood

December 8, 2015

Dec. 8, 2015 How will the extremist Islamic State, plus gargantuan immigration, affect your next 40 years? Your children’s whole lives?  Below, some thoughts on a situation insufficiently understood or confronted. The two issues are the fast-&-obvious military attack, but also a slower-but-covert demographic immig...

Valuable experiences gained through travel

September 2, 2015

Commentary by Vesna Brajkovic Telling a bunch of broke and disgustingly complain-y college kids to travel the world might be a lost cause, but it’s my cause. (I’m not calling anyone young adults here because, let’s be honest with ourselves, some of us are barely there.) It’s really not...

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