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  • Birds of a Feather Flock Together

    Stetson students segregate themselves into clearly identifiable groups every day.   The best place to observe this?  The Commons.

    The saying "Birds of a feather flock together" rings true not only on college campuses, but in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  • Thanks For Nothing, Mr. Fire Marshal and Mr. P-Safety

    Human beings feast on selfishness. Paradoxically, this selfishness also starves us. As a Bonner Scholar, I've been studying this concept for quite some time in the context of social justice. I'm amused now to find myself falling back on this subject as I write to relay a situation which couldn't be less-concerned with community engagement. In fact, my story begins with a fire alarm.

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Student Government Elections

  • Restoring the Student Voice

    From the selection of Wendy Libby as Stetson's first woman President, to the physical changes we've seen on campus, the 125th anniversary of our university has certainly been a year of transformation. Now, another transformation is in the works for Stetson, as SGA has their elections for vice-president in the coming weeks. While SGAs reputation for appearing seemingly inactive or possessing a dormant voice, their upcoming elections present an opportunity for the students to transform those false-assumptions by selection candidates that will return the student voice Stetson's governance.

Inside the Box

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If you have turned on the news over the past week, you were sure to notice that the American International Group or AIG, recently awarded $165 million worth of bonuses to its high level executives after receiving billions of dollars in tax payer money for a corporate bailout. This has turned into a complete outrage in political, business, and everyday social circles. The fact that tax payer money went to give bonuses to incompetent people who destroyed AIG is unacceptable.

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Now I usually don't take quotes from Democrats, but I couldn't help but to borrow the title quote that was the theme of Bill Clinton's presidential campaign in 1992. Anyone with half a brain and one eye can tell that our country is in economic dire straits. The banking industry, the housing industry, the unemployment rates, and companies collapsing all have played a large role in the worse economic period that we are having since the Great Depression. While some are solving it with methods that may or may not work, others are playing the blame game. That needs to stop.

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Over the past few weeks, the bipartisan tone that existed during the opening days of President Barack Obama's administration has completely fizzled. The battle lines have been drawn, most of the fault lies with the controversial approach of the economic stimulus package. With the exception of a handful or two of politicians, all of the Republicans and all of the Democrats are on the opposite side of legislation. Both sides are pointing fingers at each other, but the blame lies on both sides.

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Get Up and Going!

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We are beginning to approach the final months of our semester here at Stetson. This is a point in which people get frantic about their grade, stressed about tests, and worried about upcoming projects, presentations, and/or papers. Our stress reaches levels not yet known to man as we fidget about trying to find the proper time to work on certain things. Yet, there are still some of us lagging behind and procrastinating on every single paper. But their stress times will come as well. Giving yourself time is possibly the best remedy of getting rid of stress however we all do not have that kind of discipline. If stress is the only thing motivating you to skip a party, drop your remote, or get offline to do some serious studying then there are major problems ahead. It is a proven fact that we do not work at our optimal level when under severe amounts of stress. Stress may motivate us to get up, but it will not necessarily make us work better. Stress does not help people perform better on test and definitely does not make our papers "A+" material. The skills we have at our disposal are only available to us when we are completely focused on a task.

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Defining Yourself

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"The things you do for yourself, dies when you die. The things you do for others remain as your legacy." -- Les Brown

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