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    September 28, 2012

    September: Letter to the Editor

    “Histories of Lives are seldom entertaining, unless they contain something either admirable or exemplar” -Benjamin Franklin

  • Graduates of 2012 embark on a new journey in the work force or graduate school
    June 28, 2012

    May Editorial: Graduation Welcomes Students to the Real World

    1,461 days, 208 weeks, 48 months or more simply said as four years. That is about the amount of time the average undergraduate spends completing their bachelor’s degree. It is also close to the amount of time a majority of the 2012 senior class spent at Wilson. Some of us may be staying a bit longer or may even wrap up sooner than anticipated.

  • Social media amplified the profile of the KONY 2012 film and its ability to influence politics
    March 28, 2012

    March Editorial: KONY 2012 Secures Social Media for Global Activism

    The Invisible Children’s "Kony 2012" campaign secured the legitimacy of social media as a tool for global social engagement. On Wed, March 7 their film went viral. In a March 12 article on, by Todd Wasserman, it was reported that the Kony 2012 film had more than 100 million views in six days, making it "the most viral video in history."

  • Shippensburg University offers students a vending machine carrying prophylactics and the "Plan B" pill
    March 2, 2012

    February Editorial: Federal Birth Control Mandate a Victory for Women's Rights

    Controversy recently sparked over the Obama administration mandate that requires employers to cover the cost of birth control for their female employees. Catholic institutions across the nation immediately resisted the mandate, calling for changes that would relieve the religious establishments from responsibility for the distribution of birth control, which they argue violates their religious and moral ethics.

  • Some students may be too scared or ashamed to confront their harasser
    January 23, 2012

    December Editorial: PSU Scandal Raises Questions About Sexual Harassment Policies

    Recent events at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) have caused uproar and public outcry. Assistant football coach of PSU, Jerry Sandusky, is accused of inappropriately contacting or sexually assaulting at least eight underage boys on university property.

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    January 16, 2012

    October Editorial: Facebook Spark Controversy Over Lack of Privacy

    It is no secret that Facebook is the most popular form of media today, but it is not all about just keeping in touch with old friends. The September, Facebook, once again, made changes to the main Homepage layout. Now, user's actions, which were previously displayed on their "wall", are not shown through a live stream on the stop right corner of the website's homepage.

  • If SOPA and E-PARASITE are enforced, it will kill net neutrality
    January 16, 2012

    November Editorial: "Great Firewall" Leads to Stricter Internet Censorship

    Get ready for big changes on the Internet, if the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Enforcing and Protecting American Rights Against Sites Intent on Theft and Exploitation Act (E-PARASITE) are enforced.

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    January 15, 2012

    September Editorial: Getting the Most Out of a Great School at a Great Price

    During Convocation, President Mistick announced that the U.S. News & World Report 2012 “America’s Best Colleges” issue, categorized Wilson College as a “Great Schools, Great Prices” college, ranking fifth in the north and eleventh overall in the Best Regional Colleges Focused on Undergraduate Education category. This title may not initially appear important to you, as you are already accepted or employed at Wilson, but the implications of attending a ‘great school’ at a ‘great price’ are invaluable

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    March 25, 2011

    March Editorial: Japan's Disaster Provokes a Re-Examination of Wilson's Emergency Prevention Strategy

    Recently, it seems that the planet Earth is not so happy. It is only March, but the world has already had countless disasters. Many of them have been earthquakes. According to United States Geological Survey (USGS), 18 significant earthquakes happened since the first day of 2011, affecting countries such as Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Pakistan, China and most recently, Japan.

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    March 3, 2011

    February Editorial: Egyptians Teach Empowerment, Wilson Finds It As Well

    "Harraka," or "the burners," according to a CNN report, are North African men and women who enter Europe illegally. They burn their passports and documents upon arrival to avoid being sent back to their oppressive homes. One man, Muhammad Al Bouazizi, found his own form of "harraka." On Dec. 17, 2010, Al Bouazizi set himself on fire outside of Tunisia's government building. In the CNN report, "How a fruit seller caused revolution in Tunisia," explains that Al Bouazizi, an educated man, could not find employment, so he opened a fruit stand. The area's military shut down his stand, saying that he did not have the proper documentation to run the stand. Tunisia citizens reacted to the oppression of Al Bouazizi and his death with demonstrations and protests against the oppressive system they were living under. On Jan. 4, pressure from the demonstrators forced Tunisia President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali to flee to Saudi Arabia.

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