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Kudos to ABC for exposing the issue of gay adoptions

There has been some controversy lately over ABC’s recent Diane Sawyer interview with talk show host Rosie O’Donnell. You know, the one where she finally “came out,” while simultaneously advocating her obvious pro-stance on gay-couple adoption rights, since she is indeed a gay parent. The interview has been called everything from an infomercial on gay…

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Naturalization ceremony shows pride

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to attend and observe the naturalization ceremony for U.S. citizenship of an extended family member at the Miami convention center. If you’ve never seen a photo of a person having successfully jumped the old Berlin Wall or a Cuban refugee struggling up the beach at Key West, then I…

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Britney needs to grow up

Is Britney Spears a slut or what? I wish she would make up her mind. Her songs are undeniably catchy and yes, she does get more and more appealing in her physical appearance (implants or no implants), but she is an enigma wrapped inside of a contradiction. She’s either incredibly smart or very oblivious. Her…

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Searching for emotional plugs

There is a brokenness I do not understand. It shows itself in strange places and when we are not looking. It shatters quiet and steals happiness as a pin takes water from a balloon. I wish I could wrap my arms around it when I see it in the face of a friend. I want…

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Letter to the Editor

I must confess, that after reading the piece entitled “Academics for Athletes Come Under Fire” in your March 21st edition, I was thoroughly insulted. As a student-athlete here at UM, I feel obliged to reply to the personally offensive article, expressing my sincere disgust. I will not comment on the Andre Johnson case; simply, it…

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Focus on Johnson undeserved

The topic is closed to discussion, or at least it should have been. I still stand by my belief that it is nobody’s business to begin with, but since it is already out there I might as well address issues relating to it. One of my main complaints is that the leak even occurred in…

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Athletics no excuse for second-rate diploma

When I was twelve years old, I fully believed I would become a major league baseball player. At twenty, I find myself in a position where I haven’t thrown a ball for at least four years and if I have to walk up a flight of stairs, I get winded. My point? Everyone believes they…

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Hang up and talk: Disconnect and reconnect

The following is a transcript of an actual conversation between an employee of a fabric and craft store and a customer purchasing 4.5 yards of taffeta. “That will be $22.50 ma’am.” “Just put it in the freezer.” “I’m sorry?” Store clerk wears a puzzled expression, but continues the transaction. Customer hands store clerk a fifty-dollar…

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Venturing into unknown is Ok

This is a follow-up to a recent column where I whined about not knowing what I was doing here. Now I do know. Seven months ago I packed up all I could fit in the back of my Subaru station wagon, strapped an antique trunk to the luggage rack on the roof, and drove down…

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Questionable character

It is easy to embrace pessimism when Suntan University seems to boast an abundance of dumb rules, moral repugnance, and unsung heroes. After all, unfairness is nothing new to the world. However, the consequences of mass indifference to injustice should alarm you. Especially since our world is characterized by an unprecedented combination of sheer materialism,…

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UM administration needs to add Middle Eastern program

For many years now the Middle East has been misunderstood. And the cultural and religious stereotypes were worsened by the attacks of September 11. To many Americans, it lived up to its fame as a “nesting ground” for terrorists. I assume that if we walk around the UC and ask a random UM student where…

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Letter to the Editor

“Why don’t students read The Hurricane?” I’ve heard this question bounced around time and again. And, for the staff of The Hurricane, I think, I finally found your answer. It’s simple. Students do not read the Hurricane because this newspaper is often incorrect. From misquotes to false stories, the Hurricane’s got it all! So perhaps…


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