Vegetarians, especially vegans, are often questioned about nutrition deficiency. This can be valid concern based on a vegetarian’s dietary choices, as one could theoretically just eat pizza and fries on a vegetarian regimen, but a well-balanced diet is always important regardless of one’s lifestyle or philosophy on eating. Opponents of veganism occasionally flag vegans for […]
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If, in fact, “corporations are people, my friend” (shout-out to Mitt Romney for that one), what kind of people are they? Can they have a religion? And, if so, who gets to decide? That’s a question we’ll get to, but first some background. In a way, Romney is right — corporations are people, just not […]
On its 150th anniversary, Thanksgiving doesn’t look like what it used to. While the feast has been attributed to the Puritans’ celebration in 1621, the modern holiday was declared by Abraham Lincoln in November 1863 to celebrate the Union’s advances in the Civil War. For Lincoln, winning the war meant maintaining the national unity intended […]
“IP? Internet Protocol?” “What’s ‘IP’ stand for? International policy?” Shockingly, those were the two most common responses that I received from Drexel students when asking them if they knew what IP stood for and what it represented to them. Drexel has long been a school that prides itself on the level of innovation generated by […]
President John A. Fry informed students via email Nov. 19 that the University will move from annual billing to quarterly billing starting in fall 2014, in response to student feedback. Fry stated that the new system will increase academic flexibility, simplify the billing process, and reduce the administrative burden on students and their families. Students […]
For decades, the ultimate diplomatic goal of South Korea and North Korea has been reunification. Both countries assume that if they reunify, the economic, social and military strength of the nation as a whole would increase tremendously. Unfortunately, I would argue that the reunification would result in the complete opposite because of the huge economic […]
This week marked the sesquicentennial of the Gettysburg Address, the most famous speech of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. In a rare and unexpected journalistic move, the Harrisburg Patriot-News chose to recognize this occasion Nov. 14 by retracting an editorial published by its predecessor, the Patriot & Union, shortly after Lincoln gave the address. The retracted editorial […]
These past two months, it cannot have escaped your notice that Drexel has celebrated Columbus Day, Halloween and Veterans Day. Nor is it any secret that students and the University are preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is, of course, most displeasing, for the celebration of American holidays excludes our non-American student body and […]
As the leaders of Pennsylvania research universities, we represent institutions that are large and small; private and public; urban and rural; ivy and land grant. Yet for our many differences, we are united in our commitment to serving the public good. We’re grateful for the support that taxpayers have shown our institutions during challenging economic […]
This past week, Liz Cheney created something of a stir by stating her support for the traditional definition of marriage on Fox News. As a Republican candidate for the 2014 Wyoming senatorial election, it should not be at all surprising for her to make a statement on the GOP’s propaganda channel that follows the party […]
On Oct. 29, Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners: 21 to the West Bank and five to the Gaza Strip. The release is the second of four being made by Israel in an attempt to bring the Palestinian Authority back to peace negotiations. While these prisoners were welcomed by their families as heroes, let’s not forget […]
I have gone to plenty of not-vegetarian-friendly restaurants with many nonvegetarian friends. Although it may seem to present itself as a dilemma, eating out with omnivores can be a worthwhile experience. A menu at a primarily steak-and-potatoes joint can be daunting. I’m fairly sure your server won’t know which burger buns have milk products in […]
As Drexel’s Campus Master Plan plows forward, many difficult questions linger over the fate of a prominently visible sign of failed urban development in our backyard. The School District of Philadelphia closed University City High School at the end of the 2012-13 school year due to a staggering budget shortfall. The school district is now […]
News used to be a simple reporting of facts. People who wanted to know what was happening in places like Korea, India, Cleveland or Bosnia tuned in to the news and listened to the facts. Yes, believe it or not, people used to listen to the news so that they could get all the facts. […]
Because Mitt Romney pioneered health care reform and the Obama administration supported the federal legislation that established it, maybe we should call it Robamacare. It’s been having problems, and not just with the website. Blame those on computer scientists. You can blame economists for the price fluctuations and unexpected cancellation of policies. It has been […]
The police serve as a protective shield for citizens from the threat of crime in a society. Especially in the United States, police officers are always armed with guns because a vast number of violent criminals like burglars, murderers and gang members make use of guns to commit crimes. Furthermore, under certain circumstances, police officers […]
How much is $1.8 billion? That all depends on how you look at it. If you’re Steve Cohen, the director and sole owner of SAC Capital, a group of hedge funds, it’s about 20 percent of your personal net worth. Agreeing to pay the government 20 percent of your net worth isn’t usually ideal, but […]
A few days ago, something really crazy happened in the House of Representatives, and you probably haven’t heard a word about it. To understand the depths of this crazy, however, we have to take a painful but thankfully brief look into our recent history. More specifically, we have to go back to the 2008 financial […]
Each year on Nov. 11, the United States celebrates Veterans Day to honor those who have fought for and defended our country. Even though it’s a federal holiday, many offices, schools and universities remain open — including Drexel. One of the easiest ways to catch the attention of college students is to cancel class, but […]
Many kinds of miracles exist in this world. Frankly, I believe that coming back to life from death is definitely one of the most dramatic miracles that a person can ever experience. Furthermore, if a “resurrection” involves an execution, the story would be even more unbelievable than any kind of resurrection. However, it would also […]
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