Special Thanks

April 29, 2011

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As our school year comes to a close the Editorial Staff of your Student Vanguard would like to thank several people and entities. As a completely new staff coming into this semester with little to no experience, there were obviously...

I’m Really Tired

April 29, 2011

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Working a full time job, a part time job, as well as classes, has led me to be quite fatigued lately. While I have thoroughly enjoyed working for the Student Vanguard this past semester it has definitely run its toll on me. I...

Hearings on Marcellus Shale Natual Gas Drilling by Blondell Reynolds-Brown

April 15, 2011

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Maria Luisa (Lisa) Russo On Tuesday, March 8, 2011, I attended hearings being held in an open forum by Blondell Reynolds-Brown in Room 400, City Hall from 5:15 to 7:30 P.M. There was a line of people signing in to testify. I...

Destroying Foreign Invaders!

April 15, 2011

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By Bob Stewart Yes, it sounds like fun, it sounds important, and it sounds noble. Well guess what? It is all of that and more. I spent a recent Sunday morning as a volunteer working in the Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia....

Don’t Blame It on Hip-Hop

April 1, 2011

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This might be an easier debate to win if I were writing an English 101 or English 102 paper. I could just state my thesis statement, give body to the paper, summa- rize, and then keep it moving. However this is not an essay,...

Fear or Fission? What will we decide?

April 1, 2011

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The recent tragedy in Japan has rightfully given us all something to fear. Not only is much of our nation susceptible to earthquakes and tsunamis, we also have 104 nuclear power plants producing 20% of our power. The Japanese...

How Much For The N Word

March 18, 2011

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By Geraldine Barnes It appears there is a lot of Benja­min value in those that use the N word especially if you want prime time coverage. The N word is a good thing if it makes money for major organizations and drives television...

CCP Student Speaks Out Against Alleged False Arrest

March 18, 2011

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By Derek Smith I have been reading and study­ing for one year and five months at Community College of Philadel­phia. The first day of school was intimidating because I had been out of school for numerous years. I am a Community...

Assault On Education Funding Is Out Of Line

March 18, 2011

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By Bob Stewart Recent government attacks on education funding are complete­ly out of touch with reality. The proposed cuts are politically mo­tivated and are indicative of the decline of effective democracy in the United States....

Saying Goodbye to a Loss

February 18, 2011

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I played basketball here at CCP and it was a roller coaster season. We started out 1-5 and then went on a nine-game winning streak before losing in the championship game, by one point. I was devastated. I couldn’t understand...

The New Vanguard A Letter From the Editor

February 18, 2011

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I would like to address some of the criticism we have received from our last, as well as our first, issue of the Student Vanguard. The main critiques we received were regarding formatting issues and layout problems, as well as...

The Honor of Freedom

February 18, 2011

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His­tory Month,” is not just a direct reminder to me as an African American of our history, but that of America. Most importantly I am reminded of our freedom as American’s. We belong to a country that is rich and diverse...

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