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Having all the facts can’t hurt when deciding on childhood immunizations

Having all the facts can’t hurt when deciding on childhood immunizations

Brooke McGee, Clarion Opinions Editor

November 8, 2011

The number of recommended vaccinations for a school-aged child has risen steadily over the last two decades, with even more being investigated currently for addition. To many doctors and physicians, that is nothing but encouraging. But to concerned parents who wonder about the safety of such injections,...

Private researchers have advantage with stem cell rules

Aaron Miller, Clarion Staff Writer

November 8, 2011

The topic of genetics has been out of the spotlight recently, overshadowed by the economy and the war. Findings released by the New York Stem Cell Foundation have brought it back into the light. A recent paper on tissue cloning has shown that human stem cells can be grown beyond a rudimentary stage usin...

New gun law does not necessarily mean chaos

New gun law does not necessarily mean chaos

Jacob Ennis, Clarion Copy Editor

October 25, 2011

People read the second amendment and come away with different opinions on what it means. The amendment states: "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed." What does it mean to you? Does it...

Elections will mean no changes for economy

Jason Cuevas, Clarion Staff Writer

October 25, 2011

In case the Occupy Wall Street protests haven’t clued you in, there’s a bit of an economic problem going on in this country. Technically we have been experiencing growth, but it’s creeping at such a slow rate that it is barely noticeable. Unemployment remains very high with no signs of an increase...

Writer puts his hair on the line to help feed the homeless

Writer puts his hair on the line to help feed the homeless

Max Blaska, Clarion Staff Writer

October 25, 2011

Last year I ran a food drive for the River Food Pantry, but it wasn’t your average food drive. I put my hair, my lovely hair on the line. For every donation, a person could vote on my next hairstyle. The winner by a large margin was bald. I was nervous, the last time I was bald was right after I was...

Wasting away the day one minute at a time

Brooke McGee, Clarion Opinions Editor

October 25, 2011

Time management is something that can make or break your career as a student. It is also something that we rarely put a lot of thought into. We all feel that there isn’t enough time in the day. But, if someone asked you to keep track of your day and all the wasted time, would you be surprised at what...

The truth about eating organic

The truth about eating organic

Kait Vosswinkel, Clarion Copy Editor

October 25, 2011

According to recent Gallup Polls, obesity in the United States is at 25.8 percent. In light of such a striking problem, eating healthy is a rising concern for many shoppers. The buzzwords are endless – eat locally, green, hormone-free, free-range, grass-fed, additive-free, all natural, organic,...

Prepare for parking hazards in winter

Editorial Board

October 12, 2011

Parking at the college has been among the top concerns for students this semester. That concern could possibly be overshadowed by another concern very soon. Starting Oct. 24, both the Mitby and the gymnasium entrances at Truax will be closed due to the construction outside. With both of the main...

You can save without spending on fees

Kait Vosswinkel, Clarion Copy Editor

October 12, 2011

I have trouble saving money. I need some sort of place to keep my savings aside. If I don’t, it WILL be spent on 12 coffee breaks, two pairs of shoes and a cute leather wallet. In my years of tending bar and waitressing, I had a very professional system. Ten percent of my tips were put in a giant...

The last drop

Brooke McGee, Clarion Opinions Editor

October 12, 2011

Often in this world, a glass of cool, pure water is a rare commodity. It is easy for people to take for granted something that they are not without. We are spoiled, and most of the time we don’t even realize it. Personally, I’m worried about the condition of our water. Realistically, we are exposed...

Independent sees conflict in political party ideals

Brooke McGee, Clarion Opinions Editor

October 12, 2011

I wanted to take the time to introduce myself to the student body. As your new opinions editor, I think it’s only fair to let everyone know right off the bat that I am not an anti-Walker Democrat. Actually, I’m not really a Republican either. I’m more of an Independent (oooohhh… she’s one of…...

Confessions of a recovering homophobe

Max Blaska, Clarion Staff Writer

October 12, 2011

When I first attended school here, while getting my first degree, I saw a poster that commemorated “national coming out month.” There was a crude sexual term on there, and I ripped down the poster. I used to think that homosexuality was a mental illness at best, a personal deviance at worst. I thought...

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