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.
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.
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.
It is hard to imagine a less presidential statement than Donald Trump’s comments on Saturday regarding the events in Charlottesville, Va. In a time when the country looks to its elected leader to stand up against intolerance and hatred, the president let the American people down.
When Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier resigned from the president’s American Manufacturing Council, Trump’s “tweeter-Tourette’s syndrome” rant for once hit on a real problem: U.S. drug prices are egregiously high compared to other developed countries.
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.
I was dismayed to read about Rep. Thompson’s politically correct statement that climate change might be dominantly caused by sunspots rather than by humans digging up and combusting fossil fuels that were deposited over millions of years.
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.
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.
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.
If we insist on viewing Saturday’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia as an alt-right convulsion, we are refusing to see how it reflects the deep and frightening divisions percolating in our country. Donald Trump got it right.
As Charlottesville and Donald Trump rekindle debates surrounding Confederate statues and monuments, America should look to other countries’ tortured histories and controversial memorials to get a grip on how to handle its own.
You may be buying notebooks, erasers and crayons to prepare your kids to go back to school, but you should be thinking about preparing them from the inside out, too. Here are some healthy adjustments you can make to ensure your child gets off to a good start.
How to give your child a healthy start to the school year
Protesters chant “blood on your hands” to Charlottesville City Council
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