kia

To fake, or not to fake?

The answer? Never. Ever, ever. The other day, I decided to take a stroll through Cosmo’s Love & Sex section as a means of procrastination, and stumbled upon an article titled “How to Tell Him You’ve Been Faking It.” My immediate reaction: Unnecessary article because you should never fake it.
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casey.given.online

A new face for segregation

Episode nine of the animated series “The Boondocks” is perhaps the most politically provocative piece of television to be broadcast in the last decade. Entitled “Return of the King,” its plot revolves around Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. rising from the dead in the year 2000 — well, almost, anyway.
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illustration.vignet

Students: Inspiration to change the world

On Jan. 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy said in his inaugural address, “Let the word go forth from this time and place … the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.” Throughout history, students have been the inspiration for changes in the world. Whether it was
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true.shields

Dead ends in the labyrinth

Another Wednesday night, and another defeat for my flag football team, Three Flies Up. This week we played the Hassassins, who clearly have no sense of humor. Our scrappy squad against the Wall-Street-destined suit jockeys. While we screw around in huddles they economize their time with preset plays and begin eviscerating
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Trigger-happy

STATE ISSUES: California has fallen about $700 million short of revenue targets so far this year, making trigger cuts more real.

The California Controller’s Office revealed this week that the state is now over $700 million behind its revenue projections for this year. This report not only strengthens our certainty that the potential $2.5 billion midyear trigger cuts will go through, but it also enhances our doubts about state legislators’ budget-making
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Delaying judgment

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: BART’s idea to extend service Friday and delay trains Saturday would benefit students but could have bad effects.

With BART considering a plan to extend Friday night hours and delay services on Saturday, we are excited about the implications for students, but we acknowledge that the plan could present setbacks. Students inevitably wonder how they will return home when traveling across the Bay, and BART train schedules can
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The Grand Old Party pulls for the grand masses?

I finished The Wall Street Journal’s Op-Ed on the Republican debates and realized it was by Karl Rove. I shuddered. Why? For the obvious reason — it being written by Karl Rove — but also because I agreed with it.

Nina Brown

A case of electoral lunacy

Sometimes, I find Californians to be a little crazy. They queue up for public transportation 20 minutes before the bus is due to arrive, wander instead of walk and eat avocado on everything. However, these quaint peccadilloes pale in comparison to the fullblown insanity of California’s voters. I’m no psychiatrist,
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Christopher Coulter Columnist

Bending sacred bonds

Insurance companies agree: The most stabilizing forces in our society are the bonds of marriage. When two people find the passion to commit to one another, the urge to perpetrate moving violations suddenly goes out the window — along with any lingering family suspicion of residence in the closet. But
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