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‘I’m Scott Brown . . . I drive a truck’

‘I’m Scott Brown . . . I drive a truck’

Alex Potter

January 27, 2010

That illustrious line ended Scott Brown's victory speech, as he became the 41st  Republican in the Senate and likely prevented the proposed health care bill from getting far in its current legislative form. Apparently comments like that are the kind of macho rabble-rousing that helps one get elected to...

Comparing the Pio with my Chinese university newspaper

Comparing the Pio with my Chinese university newspaper

Rensi Ke

December 7, 2009

I applied to be a columnist mainly to explore how it feels to work with an American college newspaper. But a  comparison of The Pioneer and The STU Journal, Shantou University's newspaper where I worked for my first two university  years as a student reporter, needs more than the  columnist ex...

Reflections on Obama’s visit to China

Reflections on Obama’s visit to China

Rensi Ke

November 27, 2009

One of the most recurring points that Obama made during  his  visit to China from Nov. 15-18  was what he termed "universal rights." "They should be available to all people, including ethnic and religious minorities, whether they are in the United States, China or any nation," Obama said on...

Vlogging further bastardizes Web media

Vlogging further bastardizes Web media

joeykern

November 15, 2009

I'm perusing YouTube watching inane videos when suddenly I stumble upon… an inane video. This one is different, though. This one claims to be a part of a series of other videos by the same guy. Vlogging? Huh. I press play with minimal expectations. What meets my eyes is horrifying. A kid with a ...

London takes holiday spirit to the next level

London takes holiday spirit to the next level

Derek Thurber

November 7, 2009

Credit: JohnsonSanta Clause is real. And he lives in London. I used to think large-scale Christmas spirit existed only within the commercialized borders of the United States. I was very, very wrong. London is the most festive city I have ever seen when it comes to Christmas, and it's not even half way through November yet. I don't know how...

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