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Moreno: “Blue Valentine” makes us think about the journey

Laura Moreno

May 23, 2011


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After persistent pleads from my older sister, I vowed to watch the film "Blue Valentine" once the opportunity surfaced. A grateful thanks to A&O Films for presenting the film this past weekend at Harris Hall, despite the irony of beginning students' brief period of relief on a depressing note-a we...

Meyer: The time is now for gay rights activists

Tom Meyer

May 23, 2011


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Over the course of the last few months, a slew of new polls have shown that-for the first time in history-the majority of Americans support gay marriage. Not civil unions, not hospital visitation rights, but full and equal marriages. This shift in public opinion, as demonstrated yet again by a Gallup po...

Cohen: A five-minute guide to the GOP Presidential candidates

Marshall Cohen

May 22, 2011


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The media loves a good horse race, especially when it comes to elections. And there can't be a race without candidates – which are running aplenty in the hunt for the Republican Presidential nomination. Here is a breakdown of the field: Ron Paul Advantages: He is the godfather of the Tea Party movement, and Tea Pa...

Changelian: HBO’s ‘Too Big to Fail’ looks too good to miss

Armen Changelian

May 21, 2011


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Some stories need to be told. Some stories - even if painful, depressing, complicated or confusing - need to be understood. When a global crisis shakes the foundation of society, impacting everyone from the President to your next-door neighbor, it's a story that people deserve to hear. And it's a st...

Cohen: May 16 week in review

Marshall Cohen

May 20, 2011


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Apocalypse not now 89-year-old Christian radio broadcaster Harold Camping predicted that May 21, 2011 would be the date of Rapture. Simply put, Camping and his followers held that god's chosen people would ascend into heaven on May 21, and that a five-month path of destruction would begin for those wh...

Svitek: Newt Gingrich is having the worst week ever

Patrick Svitek

May 19, 2011


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It's official: Newt Gingrich is having the worst week ever. Well, maybe not. But as far as the 24-hour political pundit perpetual panic conflictinator is concerned, he's been marginalized to a vague figment of political legitimacy. Lest we spare the Republican 2012 hopeful due context, let's glean the laundry list of pers...

Ikenberry: Q&A with the students behind “Rush”

Kathryn Ikenberry

May 16, 2011


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Even after months of shooting, hours of editing and several consecutive all-nighters, Radio, Television and Film majors Alec Ziff, Sarah Jane Inwards and Jesse Swedlund are all smiles about their upcoming movie, Rush. Premiering 8 p.m. this Friday, the 90-minute feature film is a project directors Z...

Cohen: Summer is within striking distance

Marshall Cohen

May 15, 2011


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I took a short trip back home to Livingston, NJ this weekend to watch my brother's first theater performance. A group at my high school put on "Dog Sees God," a high school-tilted adaptation of the "Peanuts" comic strip. Many of my high school friends also arrived in Livingston this past weekend, ...

Cohen: May 9 week in review

Marshall Cohen

May 14, 2011


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GOP Presidential race begins to take shape There was plenty of action this week with the Republican 2012 Presidential field, as a number of candidates formally announced their candidacies. Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, officially announced his candidacy via Twitter Wednesday. Ron Paul officially jumped into the race as well, making his announcement Frid...

Moreno: Latinos become political force nationwide

Laura Moreno

May 14, 2011


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Many people have feel that Latino politics is an ironic term because it doesn't exist in the United States. But the expression "sleeping giant" surfaced in the early 21st century when the nation realized the significant political influence of the Latino population. Latino community is the "sleeping gi...

Merchant: Long-distance relationships are worth the work

Safiya Merchant

May 14, 2011


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One thing I can tell you from experience is that long-distance relationships suck. I have yet to find anything to redeem them; they've only filled my mind with memories, paranoia or just plain ‘I miss you' sadness. I can now see why people say long-distance relationships never work. It takes a ...

Sports Blogs: NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Brackets

Colin Becht and Mackenzie McCluer

May 12, 2011


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No, this isn't a bracket of last year's women's lacrosse NCAA Championships – though the final may look like it. Northwestern begins its play in the 2011 NCAA Championships on Saturday with a seventh-straight finals appearance on its mind. Here are some predictions for how the tourney will sh...