It is not often that the entire landscape of a country changes, especially the United States. There have been some instances of this in the last 100 years: the Great Depression, Hiroshima, the Civil Rights Movement, Roe v. Wade, 9/11, Roe v. Wade again ... oops, we got ahead of ourselves there. Roe v. Wade has not changed the entire landscape of this country again. But it very well could. »
In one of my weaker moments, I recently picked up a copy of USA Today. Perhaps I was enticed by the pretty graphics on the front page that inhibited my brain's functions like a child on Ritalin. Or maybe I got it simply because the Detroit Free Press was out, and papers designed for idiots often have good sports sections. Inside, one of their commentators, James P. Gannon, bemoans the lack of substantial organized religion in Europe, and warns of similar results should godless liberals in the U.S. get their way. Apparently, the U.S. is moving toward the dark forces of anti-Christendom, since the banning of school-sponsored prayer, the elimination of nativity scenes from public displays, and the disallowance of displaying the Ten Commandments. »
George Orwell's classic 1946 book Animal Farm tells the story of a group of farm animals who desire to create a utopian society but instead fall victim to slavery and fear after their leader becomes corrupt with power. The leader, a pig aptly named Napoleon, uses deception to keep the other animals under his control and fills them with fear by frequently telling them their previous owner is preparing an attack. »
submitted by Eric Gardner
Without commenting on the merits of your editorial "Class Inconsistencies Counterproductive," I do feel compelled to address two errors.
Late in the piece, in a brief aside, you suggest that students enrolling in English 111 are guaranteed no consistency of experience and have no way of knowing "what they'll learn from the class." Both claims are incorrect. »
submitted by Gerald Smith
While a student at SVSU, I was inspired by the many outstanding qualities of numerous professors and SVSU leadership, especially President Eric Gilbertson. Now as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, I have encountered similar qualities with my interaction with Air Force leadership (including General Officers). »