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Ebola: hype or havoc?

Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014

 

By Rob Buffum

Campus Life released a statement Oct. 17 regarding information about Ebola for DCCC students. It included information from the Pennsylvania Department of Health Ebola Resources, such as symptoms and preventive measures.

Ebola has been a front page story in both the New York Times and USA TODAY several times in the last few weeks, offering headlines such as USA TODAY’s “Confusion driving U.S. Ebola policies.”

Yet the average person, when asked what Ebola is, gives a variety of answers.

Students may recite the symptoms of Ebola, or tell you they heard the Philadelphia

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Faculty try to be more mindful

Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014

By Matt Pellegrini

Special to The Communitarian

More than 15 faculty members attended a class on mindfulness Oct. 20 at the Marple campus. Francesco Bellini, an assistant professor of religion, organized the event in the STEM building’s aerobics room.

According to Bellini’s presentation, mindfulness is not magic, therapy, religion, a cause for more stress, or a relaxation technique. Instead, it is a way to deal with stress, fear, difficult students, collegiality, and institutional effectiveness. Bellini said it can be practiced anytime and anywhere.

The class focused on exercises and

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Wolf could face tough road ahead with GOP Legislature

Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014

 

By John Guerriero

Erie Times-News, Pa.

(MCT)

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf completed a remarkable turnaround in Pennsylvania politics by defeating Gov. Tom Corbett. But his toughest work could lie ahead when the Democrat tries to get his initiatives through a Republican House and Senate majority that saw gains in Tuesday’s midterm election.

Wolf, 65, a York County businessman, was one of the few Democrats nationally who claimed victory on a day the GOP ruled.

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Springfield man protests anti-gay marriage sign in Havertown.

Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014

 

By Nicole Ryder

Special to The Communitarian

A Springfield man protested a “Ban Gay-Marriage” sign in front of a Havertown residence Oct. 29, despite the rain.

Steve Pickhaver, 44, said he felt the need to step up after a close, gay family member informed him of the sign.

Pickhaver rushed to the sidewalk of the Havertown home on the 1500 block of Burmont Road early in the afternoon to display home-made signs that read: “Love has no Gender!” and “Equality for Everyone!”

Later, his two sisters joined him in the gloomy weather to stand up for what they believe is right, they said.

The

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Congress' 100th woman, Rep. Alma Adams of North Carolina, takes her oath

Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014

 

By Samantha Ehlinger McClatchy

Washington Bureau

(MCT)

WASHINGTON _ Newly elected Democratic Rep. Alma Adams of North Carolina said Wednesday that being the 100th woman in Congress comes with a lot of responsibility.

And part of that responsibility, she said, will be advocating for women, children and families, workers and others. "I'm glad I'm finally here," Adams said in

an interview Wednesday as she walked between celebratory events on Capitol Hill.

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Ending Washington gridlock largely in Mitch McConnell’s hands now

Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014

 

By Lisa Mascaro

and Michael A. Memoli

Tribune Washington Bureau

(MCT)

Mitch McConnell built his ascent to Senate majority leader on voter anger over Washington gridlock that he helped foster while in the Republican minority against President Barack Obama. Now the Kentucky senator will need to convince tea party Republicans who thrived on that approach to join him in a new strategy that depends, in part, on making deals with Democrats and the White House.

A clever, if stiff, tactician who excels at the art of constructing elaborate political mazes so he can lead the way through,

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Editorial Cartoon

Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014

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Will you be compelled to shop on Black Friday this year?

Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014

 

By James Pearson

As Black Friday draws near, businesses are preparing for the multitude of customers that will be assembling outside their stores later this month.

Although I have never gone out early in the morning or late Thanksgiving evening for Black Friday shopping, I am probably in the minority.

“Black    Friday,    the    day    after Thanksgiving, is a term used by the retail industry in the United States that signifies the start of the Christmas holiday shopping season,” writes Eastern Illinois professor Linda Simpson in An Analysis of Consumer Behavior on Black Friday.

In

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What could a Republican controlled Congress mean for you?

Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014

By Robert Craig

The 2014 United States midterm election was a game changer.

According to Philip Bump of The Washington Post, “This will be the most dominant Republican Congress since 1929, with an almost certain 8 percent majority in the Senate and an 11.7 to 17.7 percent majority in the House.”

As the midterm election came to a close, the Republican Party won 22 of the 36 Senate seats and they also won 246 of the 435 seats in the House.

These wins gave the Republican Party a net gain of seven Senate seats and 13 House seats.

Most voters know that Republicans are known for their

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GOP fear-mongering about Ebola and Mexico is baseless

Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014

MCT FORUM

By Jose Miguel Leyva

McClatchy Washington Bureau

(MCT)

Republican claims that Ebola could slip into the United States through Mexico are completely unfounded.

Former Massachusetts senator and current New Hampshire senatorial candidate Scott Brown recently made such an assertion.

"One of the reasons why I've been so adamant about closing our border, because if people are coming through normal channels _ can you imagine what they can do through our porous borders?" Brown said in a radio interview.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and North Carolina GOP senatorial candidate Thom

Tillis

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