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State schools better
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Employers favor big state schools over the Ivies when recruiting for jobs. Let’s recount: we’re better at sports, less expensive, more fun, better looking and now about to be better employed.

CAA policy vote
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Finally, a ticket policy idea that may actually satisfy the student body. After a year of complaints, we can choose our own. Thank God we don’t have to deal with the Young Democrats to register to vote for it.

Petey Pablo
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The rapper of “C’mon and raise up” fame was arrested — on 9/11 — for trying to board an airplane with a gun. The platinum rapper may have been trying to fight crime at 30,000 feet, but he’s still an idiot.

Blocking Facebook
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For a week at Harrisburg University, they blocked Facebook, AIM, MySpace and Twitter. How are two people supposed to get in touch after meeting? Nobody has actually followed up with a call after getting a number since the ‘90s.

Obama’s new book
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After “Dreams of my Father” and “The Audacity of Hope” comes … a children’s book about American pioneers.
Apparently, the average reading age for Obama’s books has tracked his approval ratings.

Left out of debate
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The Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate wasn’t invited to participate in a debate. Even with less than 10 percent support in polls, it would still be entertaining to watch him question defense spending and quote “1984.”

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