Monthly Archives: May 2010

dealing with that familiar empty feeling

 “It’s lackadaisical days like today that make me realise how empty my life is. Something is missing; Ambition? Direction? I can’t pinpoint what it is. The same frightened feeling used to collect in my chest whenever I could hear my … Continue reading

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The Politics of Singapore’s Mandatory Death Penality

On Singapore’s mandatory death penalty: “The Yong Vui Kong case set a precedence that the mandatory death penalty cannot be challenged. You cannot even draw a line on the severity of individual cases to which the death penalty should be … Continue reading

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Inspiration: A Mother’s Love

Sunday, April 30, 2000 By SHARON UNDERWOOD For the Valley News (White River Junction, VT) Many letters have been sent to the Valley News concerning the homosexual menace in Vermont. I am the mother of a gay son and I’ve … Continue reading

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TPJC’s 2009 Valedictorian’s speech

I haven’t asked Maddy’s permission to post this, though I’m sure she wouldn’t be too surprised or bothered. To the TPJC staff reading this, I really need to know- what is so wrong with speaking the truth, when it is not … Continue reading

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Junior college censors valedictorian’s speech

I was on Facebook earlier and I discovered something that didn’t come as much of a surprise, yet disappointed me deeply- my alma mater is apparently editing or requesting the editing of its valedictorian’s speech. I have had the honour … Continue reading

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