BY TOMMASO PAVONE
This past weekend, with my exams completed and my responsibilities as a Resident Advisor fulfilled, I got in the car with my parents and drove an hour northeast of Ann Arbor to my hometown of Troy, Michigan. But once I got home, I remembered one of the many reasons why I enjoy being a student at the University: We live in Ann Arbor.
BY NOEL GORDON
Unless you’re an avid follower of Philadelphia politics — in which case I say more power to you — you probably haven’t heard a whole lot about the ongoing feud between incumbent Pennsylvania House Rep. Babette Josephs (D-Phila.) and her primary opponent, Gregg Kravitz. Both Josephs and Kravitz want to be the Democratic nominee in the race to represent Center City’s 182nd House district.
BY ERIC STULBERG
The cost of sending a young adult to college continues to escalate, even as private and public scholarship funds dwindle.
BY RACHEL VAN GILDER
The pro-military feminist in me loves Thursdays. On Thursdays, the female midshipmen of the University’s Navy ROTC unit are dressed in their uniforms, hair neatly braided or arranged in a bun. And even though the hats they’re required to wear are kind of ugly, I’m always proud of them in a patriotic, girl-power sort of way.
BY NICHOLAS CLIFT
President Obama should have tested the announcement of his plans for NASA in front of a crowd of third graders — and probably also Captain Kirk. Their reaction might have been a better test of his plan’s quality. Instead, last month, the president flew his jumbo jet to Kennedy Space Center to tell NASA his vision for its future.
BY GARY GRACA
We must realize that, come May 1, 2010, we all share one very special trait: privilege.
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