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The questionable integrity of the NCAA

Last week, NFL star Reggie Bush relinquished the Heisman Trophy, the annual award given to college football's best player, after a scandal revealed that he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from agents during his time at the University of Southern California. Although this had nothing to do with Bush's football accomplishments, Bush broke the NCAA's strict rules.


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The value of clinical testing

Over the weekend, the New York Times provided an extensive report on the ethical dilemmas inherent in treating those involved in the clinical testing of new treatments and drugs. The article described the circumstances of two victims of melanoma, a deadly skin cancer that takes on average eight months to prove fatal.


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A day in the life

I'm a total fiend. It's been three classes since I've had a smoke. I feel like Tyrone Biggums. You all might not realize the extent of the pain and suffering I'm going through right now.






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