Posts Tagged ‘jose martinez’

Another Plan B Debate

Posted: April 26, 2009 by jlmarti in Uncategorized
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Until a certain age, life is about limitations. There comes a time when we’re able to watch a rated-R movie, purchase lottery tickets, and legally drink alcohol. Most of the time, the government has good reasons for the age restrictions. Now with the lowering of the age limit for the Plan B drug, the government does not make much sense at all.

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As of yesterday, Time Warner Cable decided to scrap the idea of implementing the very unpopular proposal of a tiered Internet usage plan. For those of you not in the know, this plan was going to offer Time Warner Cable Internet customers a limit on the amount of gigabytes used based upon each household’s given plan. Unsurprisingly, the plan has hit a roadblock in nearby Rochester, NY where many customers have complained of the new restrictions.

As part of the plan, the Internet service providers were going to offer customers online plans ranging from 5 gigabytes to 40 gigabytes a month, with an additional $1 charge for every gigabyte over the allotted limit. However, one of the major complaints people encountered with the new initiative was that they did not know how much a gigabyte was exactly. E-mails don’t take up much of the threshold but downloads, uploads and streaming video would have been especially taxing on the limits. The metered plan would have been particularly unfavorable for college students, who regularly download music, stream videos, and upload photos. (more…)

Can’t We All Just Get Along

Posted: April 4, 2009 by jlmarti in Uncategorized
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To criticize or not to criticize: that is the dilemma many face when evaluating the current job of the Obama administration. In an effort for individuals to better understand our stance and to see how our standpoint has helped (or harmed) the nation, there will be an exploration on various stances people have taken when assessing the 44th President and his cabinet’s actions thus far. (more…)

In a week where much of the focus will be (once again) on the economy’s ups and downs, I wanted to take things in a different direction. In search of some alternative topics, I came upon an editorial discussing the subject of same-sex marriage. Over the last month or so, there have been many articles debating whether homosexuals should be granted equal rights, all of which came to a head one month ago during the Oscars. Sean Penn brought up the issue during his acceptance speech after receiving the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician in the US. As the debate continues to heat up, I would like to push for the support of same-sex marriage. (more…)

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Posted: February 21, 2009 by jerkmag in Uncategorized
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It seems as though, as a nation, when we take one step forward, we follow it by taking two steps backwards.  On January 20th, we made history when we inaugurated the first African American president into office.  The election of Barack Obama marked a change in the right direction for the United States where race took a backseat to the betterment of this nation.  Fast-forward to less than one month later, and now we are mired in another cloud of racism all thanks to a cartoon published by the New York Post.


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