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An explosive issue

Nuclear power isn’t a bad thing Nuclear power is not something to avoid: nuclear power is a good alternative to fossil fuels as it produces little pollution, there are ample fuel sources to meet future demand, and the perceived lack of safety is overestimated. It is natural to question the safety of nuclear power when a mishap occurs, such as the recent events in Japan. Consider, though, that the earthquake that hit Japan was tied for the fourth biggest earthquake in recorded history, and it also produced a tsunami more than 30 feet high. These are not everyday occurrences so the plant was not designed to withstand them. Instead, it was designed to survive any earthquake…

To tweet or not to tweet

Twitter: Too much disclosure Sarah Poland Collegio Reporter Networking sites are designed to keep people in touch, but when the sites we use to connect to the world around us end up isolating and endangering us, we need a wake-up call. The rising popularity of Twitter has left many talking about who tweeted what. It’s not a coincidence that the most talked about tweets of the day are those of celebrities. Although these people may be extremely talented and noteworthy, it isn’t healthy for us to follow their every move. When does enough become too much? Although Twitter may be harmless when used with discretion, in some ways, it has become a glorified form of stalking….

Why do we worship celebrities?

Jeffrey Tangney Collegio Reporter Why are celebrities followed by masses of people in this country? Why do people feel the need to follow the downward spiral of celebrities such as Charlie Sheen, Britney Spears and Anna Nicole Smith? I admit that I occasionally enjoy hearing the crazy things that celebrities do and say. On the surface, it seems innocent to hear Charlie Sheen’s plan to make millions by suing the producers of “Two and a Half Men.” But I cringed when I realized that he has a chance to make money off of the whole situation. It doesn’t seem right that we are idol-worshipping people who act irresponsibly and profess the desire to profit from…

The tragedy behind typos

Madison Dennis Editor in Chief Last Thursday, I went from class to class cringing, expecting to be accosted by faculty and students about the several typos and misspellings the Collegio published. Nope. I mentioned the errors to several people, citing my embarrassment. The consensus? Big deal. We didn’t notice – hardly anyone will. We know what you meant. It wasn’t in a headline or anything, just let it go. This complacency, this attitude of “good enough” is a literal epidemic in our generation. It’s everywhere – on campus, on Facebook, on marquees, on restaurant menus. The correct order and presence of letters in words is no longer sacred. It’s a free-for-all of phonetics and text slang. It’s…