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  • Posted The POTUS with the Mostest 5.4.12 to Analysis of Argument Spring 2012
    http://www.mndaily.com/nuevo/nuevo/2012/04/30/potus-without-mostest This opinion article has some pretty strong claims regarding the youth vote and Obama's reelect campaign. However, I feel that in terms of making an argument, it doesn't do a proper job of really analyzing the Obama administration in...
  • Posted College Aid Tangled in Politics 5.2.12 to Analysis of Argument Spring 2012
    http://www.mndaily.com/2012/05/02/college-aid-tangled-politics As college students, we all know the importance that financial aid has, and we've hopefully been made aware of the potential doubling of our rates on Stafford loans if Congress does not act quickly. This article makes claims that...
  • Posted Psychology & Me to PSY 1001 Section 02-03 Spring 2012
    So here we all are, after a long semester filled with pages and pages of reading, countless hours of studying, and last but certainly not least, exams. There's a lot we all learn about psychology throughout this semester, and each...
  • Posted Money Doesn't Serve People 4.27.12 to Analysis of Argument Spring 2012
    http://www.mndaily.com/nuevo/nuevo/nuevo/nuevo/2012/04/26/money-doesn%E2%80%99t-serve-people I found this opinion article to be pretty interesting. It aims to please a general audience, and the claims it makes are very pointed and clear. Overall, it suggests that lobbying by large scale, very wealthy companies are muddling...
  • Posted In Response to The Garden to Analysis of Argument Spring 2012
    Before I begin, I fell that it's important to note how emotionally fueled this documentary was, and how it very clearly only on one side of the argument. I felt that overall, the claims made in The Garden were very...
  • Commented on College Admission Tests: What For?
    I agree that in general, standardized tests tend to just cause a lot of stress, and often give unfavorable results to people who are actually quite bright and intelligent, just lousy at taking tests. However, standardized tests do provide some...
  • Commented on Why you don't want to marry a "Mr. Darcy".
    I don't think that lacking in some of those qualities makes someone undesirable. So Mr. Darcy doesn't like dancing or new things, some people don't like new things, and that doesn't make them people you'd never want to be with....
  • Posted Getting involved with a Hart-throb to Analysis of Argument Spring 2012
    http://www.mndaily.com/2012/04/18/getting-involved-hart-throb So this article written by the editorial board was about Josh Hartnett's (Pearl Harbor & Black Hawk Down actor) recent visit to the U last Saturday (April 14th) to help campaign for Obama's reelect. The article notes that regardless...
  • Commented on The Hunger Games
    I also reread the books before the movie, and was surprised at how little violence was portrayed...Therefore, I believe that keeping children away from violence is a good thing, but if a 10 year old could pick up that book...
  • Commented on Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?
    I like to think of it this way- how many of us "choose" to be heterosexual? I think in those terms, its easier to understand that homosexuality isn't a choice, and then when you take into consideration how they are...
  • Commented on Bystander Effect-Hello? Somebody help me!!!
    This is really interesting! I definitely think that when you're outside a situation, it's easy to say "how could those people not say anything?" but it's more likely that the larger the group you're in, the less likely you are...
  • Posted Stand Your Ground Law Debate to Analysis of Argument Spring 2012
    First, I'd like to say that both the pro and con side did very well considering how emotionally fueled the Trayvon Martin case has been, and how the case itself has become pretty large and pertinent, and because of that...
  • Posted Data Shows Gender Gap in Faculty Earnings to Analysis of Argument Spring 2012
    Today's Minnesota Daily article concerning the gender gap in faculty earnings was an interesting one. It lays a few informational points about the review that was done, and statistics show that male faculty here at the U make on average,...
  • Posted Alabama May Revise New Policies on Migrants 4.13.12 to Analysis of Argument Spring 2012
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/07/us/alabama-may-alter-new-immigration-policies.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=immigration&st=cse In this New York Times article, there is a summary of what have been happening in Alabama for the last week concerned immigration policy. Alabama has some of the strictest immigration laws, as well as the most conservative courts,...
  • Posted Santorum Drops 2012 Presidential Bid 4.11.12 to Analysis of Argument Spring 2012
    Minnesota Daily for 4.11.12 The republican race for who will receive the presidential bid is coming to a quick close, with Romney the projected nominee after Santorum's drop out just yesterday. This article from the AP makes some strong claims...
  • Commented on Storm: A Risky Social Experiment?
    There's a different between gender and sex. I personally think that this is taking gender identity a little too far. In all honesty, there are many ways in which parents can be supportive of their children and their choices, and...
  • Posted A Man, A Woman. Just Friends? to Analysis of Argument Spring 2012
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/opinion/sunday/a-man-a-woman-just-friends.html?pagewanted=1&ref=general&src=me In this opinion piece by William Deresiewicz, Deresiewicz entails what it means for men and women to be friends, and how its more a political issue than you'd think. He starts by giving some background, like how male/female friendships...
  • Commented on Is Being Gay A Choice?
    Well, think of it as the shoe on the other foot, does anyone actually choose to be heterosexual? No. So I don't think that homosexuality is a choice, purely because people see it as being "wrong". Just because others don't...
  • Posted Student Gov't Disappoints to Analysis of Argument Spring 2012
    http://www.mndaily.com/2012/04/02/student-govt-disappoints While we are in the midst of Student Election season (elections going from April 2nd to the 4th), this article seems to hit hard at home at what some students who are the edge about who to vote for...
  • Posted Response to 'Killing Us Softly 3' to Analysis of Argument Spring 2012
    I feel that media definitely plays a major role in altering the images of women and distorting women's view of themselves, and I think the points that were made in 'Killing Us Softly 3' were very strong and made one...
  • Posted In Health Case, Appeals to a Justice's Idea of Liberty to Analysis of Argument Spring 2012
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/us/justice-anthony-m-kennedy-may-be-key-to-health-law-ruling.html?_r=1&hp The healthcare debate is no doubt a current, and heated issue. Both sides of the issue make persuasive points as to how constitutional it may or may not be. Currently the case is being heard by the Supreme Court,...
  • Commented on Who has the best parents!
    In how I grew up, my mom gave me a lot of opportunities...but she was still strict enough to the point that I had structure. I agree that children, especially the younger they are, need structure, or else they grow...
  • Commented on I'm a Bilingual... She's a Trilingual.... He's a Polyglot!
    That's really awesome for you! My mother grew up in a Samoan household (her step father was Samoan), and although she never become fluent, she picked up a few culturally distinctive phrases, and has passed them on to me. I...
  • Posted U Denies Democratic Reform 3.28 to Analysis of Argument Spring 2012
    http://www.mndaily.com/2012/03/27/u-denies-democratic-reform I found a letter to the editor in today's (Wednesday) MN Daily to be particularly surprising: U Denies Democratic Reform. It was an interesting read, as it details a U student groups multiple attempts at democratic reform, only to...
  • Posted Have Your Pep Rallies Ever Lacked? to PSY 1001 Section 02-03 Spring 2012
    When I was in high school, I was an active member of my schools student council. Now, like most student councils, we were in charge of organizing a lot of events: dances, pre-game parties, pep rallies, prom, senior banquet, state...
  • Posted The Rich Get Even Richer 3.26 to Analysis of Argument Spring 2012
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/26/opinion/the-rich-get-even-richer.html?_r=1&ref=opinion It's no secret that wealth and income inequality is a deafening issue facing America currently, however, the problem is worse than most may have previously thought. Even with the recovery from the recession still fresh and continuing- the top...
  • Posted A Broader Right to Counsel 3.23 to Analysis of Argument Spring 2012
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/opinion/a-broader-right-to-counsel.html?hp We're all (hopefully) familiar with the Bill of Rights, but even if we aren't, we all think intrinsically know that the right to a trial by jury, right to a speedy and public trial, and the right to legal...
  • Commented on False Memories (Shutter island)
    Wow, interesting. I really loved Shutter Island, and had not previously connected it with the Paul Ingram case. However, although the movie is fictional, I would argue that intensive emotional stresses had forced DiCaprio's character to insanity- and it was...
  • Commented on The Devastating Effects of Alzheimer's Disease
    Very informative. AD is truly a sad disease, and I have also witnessed some close family members experience it, or dementia, which is a different form of it, I believe. At any rate, I agree it's definitely important to stay...
  • Commented on Do You Know Who You Are?
    I've never seen the Borne movies before, but I've definitely heard of them and their take on amnesia illnesses. I agree with the previous comments that very obviously Hollywood has intensified amnesia, and illness in general. I think it poses...
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