Articles in the Forum Category
By William Terry
Election day is almost upon us. There are a few tax levies, political candidates, and state issues before to vote on. There has been a lot of advertising for and against Issue 2, the collective bargaining issue. Other issues have not received nearly as much press, so here is a short guide to help make your decisions a little more informed.
Issue 1 is regarding the maximum age that a judge can be elected into office. If it is approved, the limit will be 75 years of age, and if …
By: Michael Walters
Look around you. Does a students eyes really see a major amount and variety of restaurants near Owens campus. Certainly not. There isn’t a main avenue where commercialization related businesses is built and thrives. Instead a student sees a few mainstream restaurants like Arby’s and Subway. Ah yes, subway. One of my favorite places to eat. As long it isn’t in a gas station. At the intersection of Oregon and Wales Rd. lies a Sunoco gas station and its adjoining eatery, Subway. After a long hard day at work or after a long hard day of …
If you were one of the few who voted on September 13, 2011, thank you for preforming your civic duty. Each individual vote had the weight of 22 registered voters, based upon the 4.35% voter turnout stated in the September 14th issue of the Blade. That is a lot of weight yet is nothing when compared to the population of Toledo. Each vote had the weight of 42 Toledo residents; based upon the estimate of 287,208 Toledoans counted in the 2010 Census. This kind of voting power was not intended by …
By Jordan Haynes
My coworker had his high school reunion this past weekend. He seemed very excited about seeing old friends and taking full advantage of the “all you can eat” buffet. He said it was great catching up, but was shocked at how young some of his classmates still looked. This was the comment that got my brain thinking…
What’s the point of a high school reunion anymore?
Nowadays with social networking, it seems the excitement of seeing old friends might be replaced with checking their Facebook status. I understand the …
By Ashley Bowers
Arts & Entertainment Editor
I was able to attend the Clean Comedy Night at the Funny Bone at Fat Fish Blue in Perrysburg this past weekend. C.J. Harlow was a main act. The Louisville, Kentucky native has traveled across America and made a stop in Perrysburg on Sunday.
It was an afternoon event for about an hour. C.J. joked about things that have happened in his life, recent events, etc. One of the jokes he used is the following: “I was born in horse cave, which is very conservative, no …
by Ashley Bowers
Arts & Entertainment editor
Bullying still goes on even after a person’s death. In recent events, there has been more bullying via the internet and school than ever before. The most recent victim of bullying was Jamey Rodemeyer. He was 14 and constantly got hate messages on his Formspring for being bisexual. He posted a video on the YouTube channel for It Gets Better, which helps kids who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, etc. who are struggling with being made fun of for who they are.
He was only in high …
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By Ashley Bowers
Arts & Entertainment Editor
Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to view Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark. This American horror film stars Katie Holmes, Bailee Madison, and Guy Pearce as a family that moves in to a haunted house while Alex Hirst, Guy Pearce’s character, remodels it for an architect magazine. Little does he know, there are some monsters hiding in the cellar of the house. There is some major history of the house.
On a gruesome night in October 1910, artist and biologist Emerson Blackwood, calls …
By Saul Rubinstein, Charles Heckscher and Paul Adler
Los Angeles Times (MCT)
Most of the current efforts to improve public education begin with the flawed assumption that the basic problem is teacher performance. This “blame the teacher” attitude has led to an emphasis on standardized tests, narrow teacher evaluation criteria, merit pay, erosion of tenure, privatization, vouchers and charter schools.
The primary goal of these measures has been greater teacher accountability – as if the weaknesses of public education were due to an invasion of our classrooms by uncaring and incompetent teachers. …
By Michael Smerconish
The Philadelphia Inquirer
I didn’t yet know what a font was but I do recall that learning how to write in cursive was a big deal, the sort of thing you anxiously anticipated.
I can still picture how each letter was posted in cursive above the blackboard in classrooms, and I remember all the time we spent trying to mimic those letters with our No. 2 pencils on white-lined paper. It was a milestone lesson, akin to learning to tie your shoes or to read. So I was disappointed to …