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[1 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]

Last month in The Congress, two bills were introduced that would have expanded the power of the United States government to fight trafficking of copyrighted intellectual property on the internet. One bill, The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was introduced in the House of Representatives while another, The Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) was introduced in the Senate. Both bills were introduced to attack illegal distribution of copyrighted and trademarked products which have become a worldwide, multibillion-dollar industry according to some …

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[1 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]

Farmville’s Habitat chapter is benefitting from Hampden-Sydney support this year in a variety of ways. There have been fund-raisers, construction and de-construction, and renewed club activity.
Last fall, the Habitat Golf Event raised over $2,500 to enable them to “continue building homes and building hope.”  Included among the 32 golfers were two H-SC teams: the Circle K team of Tim Shen, Patrick Lynch, Scott Cutler, and Steven Ellmann; and the Phi Gamma Delta team of Conner Rund, Andrew Near, Eric Rutherford, and Samson Canovos. Faculty golfers included Drs. Curt and Susan …

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[1 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Success via Failure

Why you Shouldn’t Ignore Ron Paul

Last week the Wall Street Journal pointed out, “Ron Paul didn’t win Iowa. He didn’t win New Hampshire. He won’t win here [South Carolina] on Saturday, and he won’t win Florida. The Texas congressman will not likely be the first choice for Republican nominee in a single U.S. state.” This journalist seems so perplexed with Paul’s campaign strategies that she asks “What does Mr. Paul want?” (WSJ, Strassel, Jan 20). Despite his enormous popularity, Ron Paul doesn’t have the kind of traction that the front-running …

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[8 Nov 2011 | Comments Off | ]

Good journalism should always incite conversation. People tend to read a story only when it strikes them as being interesting. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with reporting on the countless speakers who visit the Wilson Center, week after week, or the exciting, mentally-invigorating, and mostly CSPE-sponsored lectures that keep Crawley Forum on its toes. But let us be honest, do we really want to read about that? I will go out on a limb and say probably not.
Whenever I look for a story to cover or assign, …

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[26 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]

Irishmen Lorcan Duffy and Prof. Ciaran Buckley sit down to compare and contrast American and Irish culture
Despite a relatively small student body, Hampden-Sydney College boasts a rich and diverse group of international students and professors. Although some of these individuals are half a world away from their home country, many of them quickly come to think of Hampden-Sydney as a second home. Two such people are Professor Ciaran Buckley and Lorcan Duffy, both of whom hail from the island of Ireland. Buckley, who was born and raised in the Republic …

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[26 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]

Former student body president sits down to tell The Tiger all about being President Howard’s go-to guy
After a little more than six months on the job as Special Assistant to the President, Drew Prehmus ’08 is still enthralled and excited to be helping President Howard further the mission of Hampden-Sydney College.  The former student body president and four-year basketball starter recently took time to sit down to reflect about his time since coming back to The Hill.  
TIGER: A little over six months on the job–is it what you thought …

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[26 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]

Political correctness cripples our national discourse and makes pettiness newsworthy
PC has changed the world. No, I am not referring to the personal computer, but rather that other PC, political correctness. Individuals that societies anoint as leaders and role models must always be wary of saying particular words, phrases, and generalities. Uttering politically incorrect expressions often unleashes the whirlwind of modern media, the violent unrelenting twister of 24-hour cable news channels, twitters, blogs, and Youtubes videos. Political gaffes and blunders are nothing new, but the digital age and the easy access …

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[5 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | ]
An Appreciation for Hampden-Sydney Sports

There are many things that being at Hampden-Sydney College over the past four years have made me. Like most Hampden-Sydney alumni (and soon to be alumni) I have become a better man, a better speaker, a better writer, and many other things. I am very proud of these newfound traits and expected to make some sort of transformation towards the better over the course of my college career. There is one thing that I didn’t expect to leave Hampden-Sydney as, and that is a diehard Tigers fan.
I have been a …

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[5 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | ]

Student groups to collect cigarette butts in effort to restore campus image and promote respect for the college grounds
This Monday, a group of students in coats and ties will be walking the campus. This is an ordinary sight on our campus. But so are cigarette butts. These men—members of the Rotaract Club, Pre-health Society, Jongleurs Club and SCRAP Committee—will be cleaning up cigarette butts.
But why in coat and tie?
“It defies intution,” says Ben Brown ‘10, president of the Pre-Health Society. “It sounds like a dirty job,” but wearing a coat …

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[5 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | ]

Faced with varying levels of academic rank, students must figure out how to address professors
It’s happened to every student. We’ve all used the wrong title when addressing a professor, and we’ve all been subsequently rebuked. The fact of the matter is that it can be quite confusing when deciding how to address them. Is it Mr., Ms., Professor, or Doctor? It seems that this may be a source of tension between some faculty members and students, but perhaps unnecessarily. It seems that the best …