The Joy of a New Year

As popular as weight loss and other health-related New Year’s resolutions are, the ubiquitous “I’m gonna make this the best year ever” and “I’ll finally make my dream come true” resolutions remain. Folks are still willing to buy into the irrational but admirable optimism that a new calendar year brings. More mundane but likely more statistically realistic, though, are …

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The Nature of Torture

The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence just released a five-hundred plus page report detailing CIA interrogation techniques. The report has the US talking about torture again since, well, the last time revelations of the inhumane treatment of detainees in the war on terror surfaced. As shocking as the report is, “enhanced interrogation techniques” (EITs) have their …

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25 Things Every Franciscan University Student Understands

Call it “the hill”, “the bubble”, “the light to the nations”, “the bootcamp”, or whatever you’d like; but here’s how you know if you truly call Franciscan University of Steubenville “home”. You’ve played “spot the homeschooler” You honed your craft of picking out the backpack runners and pride yourself on your accuracy. You’re either in …

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