If the name Susan Boyle is not already familiar to you, you are not one of more than 30 million viewers that have been touched by the pure voice of this 47-year-old Scottish singer.
Boyle stepped onto the stage of the TV show "Britain's Got Talent" with the audience laughing at her appearance as she introduced herself and her dream. As the camera panned across the audience, people could be seen snickering as she told the judges that she wanted to be as successful as singer Elaine Paige.
Please, will someone tell me again how the Living Learning Communities act to diversify and be inclusive at the same time?
Chancellor Victor Boschini's recent decision to reject the new LLCs will undoubtedly heighten the controversy that has gone nationwide in recent weeks. Discussions will inevitably revolve around how "Christian" Texas Christian University is and whether or not these communities will limit separation on campus or intensify it.
Babies, babies everywhere - and none are left alone from the public eye.
From the controversy surrounding Nadya Suleman's motherhood of her 14 children to the public scrutiny of Madonna's questionable adoption methods in Malawi - it seems that babies are often in the news. It is not that the public scrutinizes the children so much as it examines and sometimes vilifies the mothers.
It seems like every other magazine on the shelves has a picture of Angelina Jolie holding one of her three children, with Brad Pitt in the corner.
Americans are balking at a mother's choice to bring another eight lives into existence in addition to the six children she already had.
Yet so far this year, an estimated 5 million babies have been aborted around the world.
"All I've ever wanted was to be a mom," was the response of the mother of 14 children, Nadya Suleman, to the aggressive accusations of "The Today Show" anchor Ann Curry that Suleman has been quite "selfish."
Today marks the beginning of "change."
It is a change from Bush and what Americans have felt both dissatisfied and comfortable with, but the fact is that we are still in an economic crisis, and no amount of goodwill and high hopes can get us out of it.
Despite the variety of political views, backgrounds and majors here at TCU, everyone is in for a world of hurt after graduation no matter who the president is.
As a retail worker at an area mall, I had an up-close and personal view of Black Friday last year and am still wondering: what in the world happened to good will toward men, 'tis the season to be jolly and all that other stuff the holidays are supposed to be about?
Was Wal-Mart's Black Friday sale really worth trampling a New York man to death? Were people so consumed with greed that they didn't notice the pregnant woman, who later had a miscarriage, on the floor? It doesn't make sense to me.