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DCCC prof saves lives, teaches lifesaving skills

Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

By Carlo Alcaraz

Special to The Communitarian

 

The gentle glow of a desk lamp casts shadows across the award certificates and medical equipment that sit within the office of Elaine Karr, director of Emergency Management Services education at Delaware County Community College.

The laughter of several people fills the hall just outside the spacious room, and the smell of warm soup permeates the air as lunch is served to the staff members.

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Unplanned pregnancy impacts college success

Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

 

By Shawna Daly

 

When Marina Perez was 21, she had her dreams interrupted by an unplanned pregnancy.

“Before all this happened, I wanted to be a chef,” says Perez, who dropped out of the Walnut Hill Culinary School halfway through college. “I worked as a barista through college.”

When Perez discovered she was pregnant, she realized it was because she wasn't using her birth control consistently. Since Perez had lost both of her parents, having a baby while in college was unrealistic,shesaid,adding,“Ididn'twant to be a number in a statistic.”

Perez felt unstable and needed to find her

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DelVal University partners with DCCC

Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

By Shannon Adams

Special to The Communitarian

 

Linda Lefevre, the director of Continuing and Professional Studies Admissions at Delaware Valley University, is coordinating the efforts for its Degree Completion Program on DCCC’s Marple campus.

The Degree Completion Program is designed to help students, graduating with an associate’s degree from DCCC, earn their bachelor’s degree in a convenient and affordable way, while remaining on the Marple campus. The programs being offered are business administration, counseling psychology, criminal justice and media and communication.

I recently

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Islamophobia shuts doors for Syrian refugees

Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

By Marwa Benahmed-Ali

 

One early Saturday morning I was waiting in line at the market to pay for my groceries. An older couple standing in front of me was making fun of every customer that passed by.

A Pakistani girl, with whom I went to Islamic Sunday school, walked towards me and said hello. She was wearing a traditional Pakistani Sari and a beautiful hijab to cover her hair.

The man in front of me turned around and gave her a dirty look. He mumbled rude remarks under his breath and looked at her from head to toe as she walked away.

I spoke Arabic to get his attention and he also

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Commentary Cartoon

Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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Trump’s authoritarianism hurts immigrants

Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

By Tom Ignudo

 

Since Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign, it has received Kardashian-like attention from not only his supporters, but also many Americans.

Granted, his campaign is entertaining. He’s currently leading all GOP members in the polls with 28.3 percent of the vote.

But Trump’s authoritarian views aren’t appealing – except to the “off the spectrum” right wing - especially his immigr – I mean deportation policy.

In particular, his comment “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and SOME, I assume, are good people,” back in June sparked

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English professor’s play a hit in Delaware

Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

 

By Shannon Adams

Special to The Communitarian

 

“Playing the Assassin” saw its eighth showing on the Delaware Theatre Company stage on a rainy Wednesday afternoon in Wilmington, Del. Oct 28.

Written by DCCC English professor David Robson, “Playing the Assassin” is a stage play inspired by the real life story of Jack Tatum, a player for the Oakland Raiders, whose tackle left Darryl Stingly of the New England Patriots paralyzed in 1978.

Though “Playing the Assassin” is based on actual events, it by no means is hindered by them, for Robson doesn’t neglect emotional language or the

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'Creed' knows how to fight

Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

By Matt Pais

RedEye

(TNS)

 

It may be tempting to bash human boxing glove and King Expendable Sylvester Stallone.

Don't.

In "Creed," the seventh appearance of Rocky Balboa and the series' first installment not written by Stallone, the veteran actor and his most beloved character prove they've got sharp comic timing and plenty of heart left. It's a surprising, moving performance.

Less surprising is that ultra-confident Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), Rocky's rival-turned-friend who once promised to

crack a boxer as thoroughly as the Liberty Bell, would name his son Adonis (Michael B.

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Jumbo-sized iPad Pro lacks purpose

Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

By Troy Wolverton

San Jose Mercury News

(TNS)

 

When Apple released the iPad in 2010, it sought to fill a niche in the computing industry.

The company perceived correctly as it turned out that there was a need for a device that was larger and more powerful than a smartphone, but more portable and easier to use and manage than a laptop computer.

The iPad was for casual computing, the kind you do on a couch, in bed, on a plane or maybe in a bathroom. You could use it to read, surf the Web, watch a movie, play a game.

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Losing one’s grip: a spiraling addiction

Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

 

By Megan Milligan

Special to The Communitarian

 

Reid, who prefers to be known only by his first name, said his drug problem started when he was 16. He found an old prescription of 5mg Percocet from his dad’s desk drawer. He took four from that bottle.

According to Reid, that was all it took to send him looking around the house for more painkiller prescriptions.

“After a year and a half I [took] every prescription in my house, replacing them with Tylenol or something,” Reid said.

Before that, he was a well-rounded high school student.

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