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Volunteering students act as role models for schoolchildren

Walking into the Starpoint School, it is easy to see why TCU students love to volunteer there. The environment is bright and welcoming, and...

You’re never too old to wear what you want

Is there an age limit on how we dress? Should there be a dress code for life, or is it about freedom of personal expression?

My daughter is having a "Twilight" themed party this weekend. All the guests will be decked out in their New Moon finery. My daughter insisted it would be "so much fun" if I wore a Twilight shirt as well. I slunk into Hot Topic and nudged two teenagers aside so I could settle on a shirt. I finally choose one featuring Taylor Lautner. Not only is he extremely attractive, but he looks young enough that I felt a little like a sex offender.

Concert goers show little respect for others

Why do perfectly sane individuals feel the need to turn crazy at rock concerts? Did I miss the part where you check your self...

Staying positive important for healthy lifestyle

"Look on the bright side" and "every cloud has a silver lining" are common expressions that aren't used frequently enough. Let's face it - we are usually prone to negativity more often than positivity. If it was raining, you couldn't get a parking spot and were 10 minutes late to class, you'll be most likely to remember that rather than the fact that you made an A on a quiz or that someone complimented your new top.

Horrific punishments show the wrong Islam

Most of the time when a husband cheats on his wife, he might get kicked to the curb and served divorce papers. That would have been a fortunate outcome for Abas Hussein Abdirahman, a 33-year-old Somali man who was publicly stoned to death this week for adultery. His pregnant girlfriend will be stoned also once her child is born, and the child will be given to relatives, according to USA Today.

Facebook knows a little too much about its users

Facebook has infringed on the Video Privacy Protection Act once again, according to a lawsuit filed by a Texas woman. Mediapost reported that Blockbuster Video is the subject of another lawsuit because it was posting information about a woman's rental history on her Facebook update page without her written consent. This violates the Video Privacy Protection Act, which states that a company cannot report a person's rental history and information without gaining consent first.

Baby Einstein won’t make your child a genius

Here's a shocker. Television doesn't improve learning skills for children under 2. If that seems like common sense to you, it apparently didn't for the makers of the "Baby Einstein" DVD series. Apparently the movies were sold under the guise of "learning" devices since 1997 and have been under fire since the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission about the product making false claims to enhance children's learning, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Modeling industry sends bad body image message

Filippa Hamilton is a tall, gorgeous model. You have probably seen her in advertisements for Ralph Lauren for the last seven years, where she...

Military exhibits blatant homophobic tendencies

The "don't ask, don't tell" policy was put into place in 1993 to discourage gay men and women from being open about their sexual orientation in the military. However, during the past couple of years the majority of people being discharged because of their sexual orientation were women. There is some speculation that the military is home to some sexism that goes way back. Or perhaps these women didn't seem feminine enough, or rejected a male colleague's advances. Whatever the reason, gay women are being ousted more often than gay men.

Justice of peace wrong to deny interracial marriage

Going to the justice of the peace with your sweetie to obtain your marriage license should be a cause for celebration. It wasn't very much fun last week for Beth Humphrey and Terence McKay, residents of Hammond, La.. This young, happy couple was denied their right to a marriage license by Justice Keith Bardwell. Apparently, Bardwell never heard what I told my own daughter when she was a toddler. God makes us all different on the outside, but we are all the same underneath; we all have the same heart.

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