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Be Mine!!!!

Haley Petre, IV Leader Staff Columnist

February 15, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Feb. 14. Valentine's Day. A whole day dedicated to love and  expressing to your special someone or crush just how much they mean to you. Easier said than done. Maybe you wanted to tell her how adorable you think she is when...

Commercials lead away from true contentment

Nathan Grote, IV Leader Managing Editor

February 15, 2012

Filed under Opinion

As I finished up my series of articles that wraps up on Page 4, I thought back to all the things from my trip that I couldn’t include.  Chief among them was a closer examination of the week I spent suck in Tennessee. While...

Yu Gi Oh misunderstood by outsiders

Zach Buckley, IV Leader Columnist

February 15, 2012

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

I am a closet Yu Gi Oh! player.  For the longest time I could not and would not allow myself to be associated with the game.  Even though I enjoy playing it competitively, I went as far as Indianapolis once just for a single...

Physical appearance: What does it mean?

Rachel Hettrick, IVLeader Columnist

February 15, 2012

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

What can you tell about a person by their physical appearance and condition? This question has recently been on my mind quite a bit. I’d like to think that people don’t judge each other, but yet I know that that is not true....

Euler’s gone

Brandon Evans, IV Leader Guest Columnist

February 3, 2012

Filed under Opinion

There is no better time than now to end or at least confront the misconceived debate surrounding oil. For the benefit of bias in statistical reference, I will use British Petroleum’s (BP) world statistical review to base projections...

GOP tries to find nominees

Ericka Smith, IVLeader Columnist

February 3, 2012

Filed under Opinion

It is the end of January of the election year and the Republican Party is still fighting to find the top candidate to represent the GOP in the Presidential race. The first rounds of the primaries have weeded out many of the unsuitable...

How free do you think you are?

Brandon Evans, IV Leader Guest Columnist

February 3, 2012

Filed under Opinion

There is no doubt that the sentiments in our community concerning the many levels of government are discouraging and disappointing. The unfortunate reality surrounding these attitudes is the nature of misinformation and apathy...

An open letter to Society

Zach Buckley, IVLeader Columnist

February 3, 2012

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

Dear Society, I am writing an open letter to you to let you know that you are absolutely crazy.  Now, I don't mean normal crazy, like Charles Manson, I mean completely-off-the-wall-Garth-Brooks-turned-Chris-Gaines-on-his-way-to-Westboro-Baptist-Church-crazy......

A plea for understanding

Zach Buckley, IVLeader Columnist

December 8, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Student Life

I have spent the past two Thanksgivings working the buffet at Grand Bear Lodge.  I do not mind it at all - the extra money helps.  I get to see families enjoy a meal together, which is a picture rarely ever painted in American...

Thanksgiving lost amid day after deals

Nathan Grote, Editor

December 8, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Thanksgiving is a relatively easy holiday to understand.  You get together with the people close to you, eat a whole lot of food, converse, and be thankful for whatever you have to be thankful about. Thanksgiving is a holiday...

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