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The school has not addressed the lawsuit or the curriculum.
The personal psychic medium to the blind prophet Ray Charles, Jamie Foxx, has declared Obama "Lord and Savior" of this life . . . and the next. While at the Soul Reaping Train Awards last night, Jamie Foxx invoked the wisdom of the stars to praise the new leader of the Garden of Eden, Barack Moses Obama. He announced to the free world, "It's like church over here. It's like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our Lord and Savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama."
Maybe I'm one of the few American kids who grew up peacefully playing with Barbie dolls without wanting to actually look like them or feeling badly about myself when I looked in the mirror. I also didn't get these feelings whenever I played with Cabbage Patch Kids, teddy bears, Tamagotchis or Super Mario Bros.
I've been dating my boyfriend for almost all of college (we're seniors) and he's my perfect guy. I never believed in soul mates until I met him. We get along great, we have so much in common, we have almost all the same friends, and it's just a great situation. Except, it turns out that he won't marry me--unless I convert to Catholicism.
For a lot of my life, I’ve been a religious person. I went on mission trips every summer with my church, I was on my church’s Youth Board, and I attended mass every Sunday (oh yeah, I’m Catholic). So when I got to college, one of the first things I did was to see what campus ministries were available.
Wednesday at sundown is the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It’s one of the happiest and holiest days of the year, filled with fun (and a few...er....interesting) traditions. And a lot of praying. For those of you who’ve never celebrated before or are wondering why all your Jewish friends get excused absences from class during the first week (how unfair!), allow me to guide you through some of the finer points of our celebration.
Why does it matter how many people someone has had sex with? In the world of journalism, that, my friends, is called a question lede. I’m supposed to spend the rest of this article trying to answer that question, but honestly I can’t make any promises. You see, that question has been in my mind for a while now, and I can’t seem to figure it out.
This week, under the category of “news that made me say WTF!” was this little story about students at Georgetown University taping their mouths and chaining themselves to a statue in front of the school in protest of the fact the Georgetown doesn’t provide or help to provide contraceptive options like condoms to it’s students.
In the few weeks before I moved away for college 3 years ago, I remember being over at a friend's house when the topic of religion in college was brought up by her mom. She was a big supporter of being active in a church at school, arguing that it was the best place to meet like-minded people. "If you find someone in college that you fall in love with, it'll be a heck of a lot easier if they're the same religion as you."
I admit, I’ve put off talking about gay marriage here for a while, in part because, well, I went to a liberal arts school in NYC – I have way too many gay friends to really be impartial here. Then last week, the assistant managing editor of the Notre Dame student newspaper resigned during the controversy over an anti-gay joke that appeared in the paper’s comic strip and I realized that this is an issue that still affects us all.
Even if someone's beliefs can't be put under a specific religious category, everyone has their own opinion on how humans got here and how people should live their lives. All of these different views come together to make a unique world, but religious differences have the potential to hurt or even end a relationship.
I really can’t give MTV’s new series “College Life” enough praise. I’m not a huge fan of the whole reality thing, but since the show is shot by the students themselves it really puts a good spin on a tired genre. Every episode is chock-full of the real life drama of being an actual freshman at one of America’s largest party schools – the University of Wisconsin.