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Rachel Brown, Opinions Editor

April 12, 2010


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How to Train Your Dragon flies with the best of ’em

David Adams, Entertainment Editor

April 9, 2010


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Dreamworks Animation has knocked it out of the park with their latest release How to Train Your Dragon. Pixar levels of brilliance are achieved through a simple, yet engaging story about a teenage Viking and his unusual new pet. Missing are Dreamwork’s usual snarky pop-culture references and toilet h...

Ask Officer Helbig: More distractions to avoid

Officer Ollie Helbig

April 5, 2010


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As I said before, don’t drive while distracted. Keep in mind your driving skill and experience. Keep in mind the driving conditions at the moment – rain, snow, heavy traffic, high speed, unfamiliar roads. Assess your physical condition – sick, tired, nervous, upset, medicated, impaired by drug/alcohol....

Ask Officer Helbig: DWD=Driving While Distracted

Officer Oliver Helbig

March 29, 2010


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A new Missouri traffic law that passed last year makes it a violation for drivers under the age of 21 years to text while driving a motor vehicle.    As a police officer, I have to enforce the laws of the land as written. As an individual, I do agree with many of our students that this law should...

Diffusion of responsibility results in more damage

Alicia Mestre, Asst. News Editor

March 28, 2010


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It's called diffusion of responsibility in psych terms, but what does it mean?  It is when something wrong happens, but people automatically assume someone else will handle it.  Any Google search of the term will immediately pop up with a link to Kitty Genovese.  She was a young woman in the...

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Rachel Brown, Opinions Editor

March 23, 2010


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Be prepared to cry during Remember Me

Sarah Greenlee, Reporter

March 23, 2010


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Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin star in Summit Entertainment’s new film, Remember Me. The story tells of a young man, Tyler (Pattinson) who has been through a very difficult past few months. He meets Ally (Ravin), through a twist of fate and she brings feeling and reason back to his life.  The director...

Comedy Central offers great Thursday night lineup

Misha Emanoil, Reporter

March 14, 2010


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Every Thursday at 9 p.m., Comedy Central hosts an hour of hilarious television.  First up is Important Things with Demetri Martin, a show in which comedian Demetri Martin tackles a wide variety of "Important Things," such as ability, strategy, and money. Martin's style is very satirical, because ...

Burton does it again with “Alice in Wonderland”

Leanne Beasley, Reporter

March 14, 2010


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This well-known child's tale has been remade into a strange fairytale with the help of Tim Burton. Alice In Wonderland opened in theaters last Friday which eagerly pleased the anxious fans. I arrived at the Chesterfield AMC and saw my fair share of top hats, bunny tails and girls with the Queen of...

Frightened Rabbit’s new album gets a thumbs up

Alyssa Knowling, Reporter

March 14, 2010


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Scottish indie-band Frightened Rabbit released their third album The Winter of Mixed Drinks on March 11. I will admit I was a bit skeptical when I first heard the album. Frightened Rabbit’s last album The Midnight Organ Flight was so impressive to me. I wasn’t sure how the band could top th...

Changes in the 24 formula are worth it

Caleb Cavarreta, Reporter

March 14, 2010


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The past few years of 24 have been complete successes, as Jack Bauer has battle everything from Russians to corrupt politicians. The hit show took a yearlong break in 2008 due to the Writers Guild of America strike, the show came back with another intense season full of action and political intrigue...

Showing off community service

Alyssa Knowling, Reporter

March 14, 2010


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It is a fact that people brag. Children brag, Adults brag, Lafayette students brag. This boasting could be due to winning a game, achieving an academic award or even from getting a new pair of shoes. We as a society are used to people showing off. We find it acceptable (in small amounts at the very...

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