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Rec Hall is a community treasure

I write in support of keeping Rec Hall open to the community. I have enjoyed playing “around noon” basketball for 25 years. Talent is not required for these first-come, first-served pickup games — after all they let me play three times a week.

Opinion

Republicans have courted racists for years. Why are they cringing now?

Last week’s violent demonstration by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, culminating in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, made for a carnival of obscenity as sickening as it was riveting. But the thing is, it did not spring from nowhere. In 1968, Richard Nixon employed the controversial “Southern Strategy” to draw whites to his presidential campaign.

Letters to the Editor

Trump’s words shame us all

Many Americans have been astonished by Donald Trump’s baffling comments in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Va. Apparently, the president of the United States does not see any real difference between a mob of racist agitators and the people who stand up to them.

Letters to the Editor

Trump’s response was ‘insincere’

Donald Trump’s response to the alt-right/Nazi terrorist attack and resulting murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Va., was intended to keep his base from abandoning him, a portion of that base being ignorant, radical and violent. Trump is addicted to approval.

Opinion

Laurel Pipeline reversal is bad news for consumers, Pennsylvania

Many in the gas and oil industry are aware that Buckeye Partners’ affiliate Laurel Pipeline has asked the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to approve reversing the flow of the pipeline that delivers gasoline and other products to western Pennsylvania. However, very few Pennsylvanians truly understand the negative implications this would have for their families, as the proposal lays a rotten egg on promises of lower gas prices and a reliable fuel supply.

Opinion

Embracing diversity within our community

Like many, we were shocked by the acts of violence and hatred recently perpetrated by white supremacist groups in Charlottesville, Va. As educators, it’s our responsibility not only to condemn such racial and ethnic prejudice and to talk with our students about these issues, but also to embrace diversity within our community. If we do nothing, we are complicit.

Opinion

Striving to integrate students into the community

Once again it’s time for State College area residents to welcome to town the university students with whom we share our community. For most of these students, coming to the Centre Region is their first experience living away from home and we can help make it a pleasant one.

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