India’s emerging economy could make country a world player

    With more than 15 percent of the world's population occupying land one-third the size of the United States, India is quickly becoming a...

Music festival showcases town and college scene

    This weekend, almost 90 bands invaded Manhattan for two days of music.     The festival, an attempt by area organizations to promote area...

Extreme examples of sportsmanship no help to athletics

    College students everywhere have a reputation for being creative. A quick look around a football stadium and one can see that in the...

Small, independent Alaska town a good example of capitalism

        I know a little hamlet named Hope. No, not that Hope. This Hope is nestled in the wilderness of the Kenai Peninsula...

Explosive behavior

    It is common in today's world to put things aside until the last minute and to let minuscule situations fester into catastrophic events....

K-Staters should befriend international students

    This year, K-State's student population is higher than ever, as President Jon Wefald mentioned in his State of the University address Friday. Similarly,...

Seemingly minor decisions shape who we become

In this outpouring of noise we call college, it is crucial to keep your goals and priorities as your daily focal point.        Why did...

Refusal to evacuate puts people in unnecessary danger

    Robert Kennedy once said, "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."     Apparently, many people living in areas devastated...

Striking Out: Democrats sacrifice freedom for fairness, everyone loses

     A child's game of T-ball is the epitome of fairness. Everyone gets to play the same amount; everyone plays each position and most...

Decision to move facility off island helps research of foot-and-mouth disease

Editor,    Manhattan-area citizens with concerns about the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility have used testimony by the Government Accountability Office to argue that foot-and-mouth...

Removal of cafeteria trays is a smart idea for a greener K-State

    The bright purple trays in K-State's cafeterias could be a thing of the past. Some universities have chosen to remove their cafeteria trays...

Consumers should fight back against excessive sexual images in advertising

    On a scale of inappropriateness, sex in advertising has reached an all-time high.     At the movie theater or on prime-time television, consumers...

Music pirating never acceptable

    In light of the fact that most individuals in our society abide by the laws and pay their taxes, our approach to copyright...

Tutoring not sign of weakness

    As college students, it's easy for us to get bogged down with class, work, organizations and our social lives. It seems like there...

Abstinence-only sex ed ignores reality of young adults’ curiosity, actions

    Every day in the United States, children are being educated under the rules of Title V, Section 510 of the Social Security Act....

Lil’ Wayne falls short of “best rapper alive,” put to shame by predecessors

Editor,    Eric Davis wrote on the Sept. 11 Edge page that Lil' Wayne is the best rapper alive because he "manipulates words and phrases...

University should focus spending on education rather than expansion

Editor,    What I saw on the front page of the Collegian on Sept. 11 was insanity. The budget cuts for the university that could...

Innovative thinking newest facet of philanthropy

    The evolution of philanthropy has spanned the history of the United States.     As defined by the Council on Foundations, "philanthropy has strong...

Circumcision helpful for health

Editor,    Adam Pham did very little real research to come to his decision that male circumcision has no real value in the 21st century....

Speaking one’s mind could benefit everyone

    Every month a slew of magazines stack their glossy pages into newsstands and into mailboxes, their bright headlines yelling loudly in a desperate...
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