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McGovern speaks at Clark

February 16, 2010

Filed under Worcester

Rep. Jim McGovern, who represents Worcester in Congress, gave a talk tonight coinciding with a screening of the documentary "Rethink Afghanistan."  It's always fun when a member of Congress decides to talk with the public on...

Worcestah Weathah

January 28, 2010

Filed under Worcester

It's absolutely surreal outside.  It's been snowing all day, and that combined with the nearly-full moon and darkening sky makes for a dramatic scene.  What does this have to do with anything? All that snow will slow down any...

Health care bill passes Senate

December 24, 2009

Filed under News, Opinions, Scarlet Letter

Despite Joe Lieberman's existence, the Senate's version of the health care reform bill passed earlier today.  Among other things, the legislation will require the majority of Americans to have health insurance, just like in the...

“Internal Candidate” revealed

December 14, 2009

Filed under News

Clark University Provost David Angel, the internal candidate for president, introduced himself to the student body at an open forum held this afternoon in the Grace Conference Room.  Angel took questions from the four students...

Provost David Angel for president

December 14, 2009

Filed under Clark, News

Clark University Provost David Angel, the internal candidate for president, introduced himself to the student body at an open forum held this afternoon in the Grace Conference Room.  Angel took questions from the four students...

Worcestah Weathah

December 7, 2009

Filed under Worcester

Right now, the skies over Clark's campus are a uniform shade of light gray, the kind of gray that really can't be described with clever imagery.  There's a "dusting" of snow on the ground and a thin crust of ice in the parking...

Islam issues statement on Timely Warnings

October 29, 2009

Filed under CUSC in Brief

Earlier today, Clark Undergraduate Student Council President Ifrad Islam issued a statement "about the timeliness of Timely Warnings."  He cited two examples (Sept. 9 and Oct. 26, 2009) in which Timely Warnings were released...

Worcester taxis

September 29, 2009

Filed under Opinions, Scarlet Letter, Worcester

I'd like to take a moment to comment on Worcester's beaten and decrepit taxicabs.  Now, all taxicabs are beaten and decrepit, but the ones belonging to Worcester Yellow Cab and Worcester Red Cab have the added disadvantage of...

Fire on Florence

September 17, 2009

Filed under News

"Anyone want to go on an adventure?" my roommate asked after receiving a phone call about sirens and lights on Florence St.  My roommates and I ran outside to find the street blocked off by WPD, a line of fire trucks, and a gaggle...

R.I.P. Walter Cronkite

July 19, 2009

Filed under News, Opinions

It goes without saying that journalism lost one of its greatest practitioners this week. In its own tribute to Walter Cronkite, the New York Times implied that he represented a bygone era. The Times' article claimed that toda...

Finkelstein!

Finkelstein!

April 28, 2009

CUSPR is angry

April 13, 2009

Filed under News, Opinions

Today Clark University Students for Palestinian Rights (CUSPR) held a rally in Red Square in support of "free speech."  CUSPR had invited controversial scholar Norman Finkelstein to speak at Clark, but the invitation was withdrawn...

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