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The Porn Predicament

EZ Peterson

September 4, 2007

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The definition of a healthy relationship rests somewhere in two people's ability to love each other despite flaws and bad habits. Some things are easy to live with and can be seen as sort of cute and harmless, and other habits...

So easy, a caveman could do it

EZ Peterson

September 4, 2007

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Have you ever been mistaken for someone else? What about mistaken for someone else and then arrested for a lewd act that someone else committed? That's exactly what happened to HSU student Raleigh Beasley when he was arrested and char...

Real world: Georgia Pacific

Mitchell Allgood

September 4, 2007

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Of all the things any normal person would like to be doing on Labor Day weekend, working is not too high on the list for most. A prolonged derangement of the senses and passing off another bender as a holiday: now that's time well s...

Out of Bounds: R.I.P. 2004-2007

Allan Ford

August 27, 2007

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The first column, back in 2005, was about Matt Jones. I really didn't know what I was doing, just venting about a tall athletic kid who was receiving a little too much credit. I followed that up with a column about the unjust...

Will you fight for his love?

EZ Peterson

August 27, 2007

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She had a charming apartment overlooking a forest of trees. She could open the doors to her balcony and drink her morning coffee with the squirrels if she wanted, though she rarely did. From the living area I could hear her rea...

Number one with a bullet

Mitchell Allgood

August 27, 2007

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John Lennon, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Peter Tosh: all are dead. And all were taken in the heights of their careers with blatant, cold disregard. Why is it that while real musical talent is slain, others who have never even written any of the...

Love Literally

EZ Peterson

August 21, 2007

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Well, he may not be handsome, charming, popular, funny, ambitious, smart, kind, trustworthy, faithful or anything you deserve in a mate - but he is yours. So what if she sleeps around with your best friend, turns your personal life into an episode of Jerry Springer and is an outrageous drunk? Having a girl is better than not having one at all, right? The easy thing to do is stay in a relationship where you feel comfortable with the person although you know things are dull and she or he is not the one for you. The fear of starting over, learning someone new, getting back in the dating game and the sting of being single sometimes back people into a cycle of the same failed relationships over and over again. Think of one couple that you know that has broken up five times and have been back together six. As adults it is often difficult to distinguish when to allow those we loved to exit our lives or to allow them to linger. It is kind of like relationship purgatory - it is not exactly time for them to enter the pearly gates back into your love heaven; however, you are not ready to exile them to the hell of being totally out of your life. So you fight, break up, become friends and then slowly slide back into relationship mode. When faced with this problem you have to evaluate what part he or she is playing in your life. Love takes many forms, so there are many ways in which to love someone and allow them to love you instead of dating them. Some people that we grow to love are destined to be in our lives for only for a short period of time. These people are the snapshots that assist us in shaping our values and ideas about love and life. But what is a snapshot if we turn it into a full length photo session? The beauty of the second makes it beautiful - time sometimes destroys. Some people are in our lives to aid us as friends. Many times it is easy to get great friends mixed up with mates because they are the legs we stand on when we cannot walk, the insight we rely on when we are blind, and the smile we come to need when we are down. Friends have a lot of things in common with us but lack that one thing that pushes your relationship with them over the threshold from friends to dating. That thing may be chemistry, mutual attraction, religious beliefs, values or whatever. Some people are to be in our lives for a lifetime. These are the guys and girls you marry - the one who is everything you needed and never asked for. The one and, hopefully, the only. You will never get out and find the soul mate you were meant to discover if you are stuck in a non-productive relationship. Many people stay in failed relationships because they feel that they are not worthy to have the type of mate they desire or perhaps are not good enough to experience real love. If this sounds familiar shake this feeling and learn to lavish yourself with love. You are the only you and, because of that, you deserve great things. In re-entering a relationship with a previous partner it is important to remember first that there is no way to change this person. You have been down this rocky road before. You know all of the great qualities as well as the bad ones. And the truth is if the relationship did not work the first five times, there is a chance that this time is not a charm. There must be a reason for the continual break. If nothing has changed, then the cycle will repeat. Take that moment to ask yourself if you would rather spend time forcing a relationship that will never grow into what you need or if you will be a little braver and move on. This doesn't mean you can't have him or her in your life, but the important thing is your happiness; and for the sake of your own personal happiness you must cut the cords of complacency and optimistically look forward to the rest of your life.

Upper classman offers freshmen advice

Holly McCauley

August 21, 2007

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OK, freshmen. I know you've been bombarded with advice about college. Your parents, friends, religious leaders and your nosy server all want to steer you right, even if they're wrong. Let me add my name to that list. This is ...

Are CD’s a lost art in the iPod age?

Joe Phelps

August 21, 2007

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I spent half the day thinking of an anecdote to start off this piece, but nothing came to mind. So I'll get to my point: I have a problem with mp3 music files. Before you make an ass out of u and me and assume (get it?) that I'...

Leadership changes some people, says student

Priscilla Ybarra

April 30, 2007

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The soon-to-be police officer shifted his feet in anticipation. He believed he was ready for the challenge. As the new shiny badge was handed over, he let the pride and satisfaction overwhelm him. In high school he was always thoug...

Recycling not a priority for most on campus

Priscilla Ybarra

April 16, 2007

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The changes are happening. Glaciers are melting, plants and animals are losing their homes and severe, unusual weather is increasing. The majority of scientists agree that global warming is real and is taking its toll upon th...

Editor answers criticism

Deborah Sesser

April 9, 2007

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Last week, Tyler Broyles, a student who submitted an opinion for publication in the Oracle last week, posted a comment in the online version of the Oracle claiming the Oracle has been unfair and biased in its inclusion and editing...

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