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Town hall meeting is great step towards open communication

Editorial Board: Samantha Jones | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & Eman Sahloul | PERSPECTIVES EDITOR   After the publication of the last print issue of the Candor, many students expressed their concern over the rapidly approaching changes for Benedictine’s library. A rush of concern, frustration and confusion seemed to reverberate around campus, and students were looking for answers. … Continue reading

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Letter to Editor

Good evening, I do not write to editors very often, but I feel that a grievous error was made in the publishing of the article in today’s edition of The Candor about the student who was arrested for solicitation of sex. I was appalled at the placement of this article (the top entry of the … Continue reading

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Reminiscing Syria

By Sarah Jaber PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR As Francois Voltaire once said, “Our country is that spot to which our heart is bound.” But what is a bounded heart? Is a bounded heart tied with the ropes of love or the obligations of family? Over the summer of 2010, I discovered where and why my heart was … Continue reading

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Metanoia: Meta-what?

By Justin Thirstrup Pastoral Associate for Outreach This year, Wednesday, February 22nd will be remembered as Ash Wednesday by many Christians.  If you see someone walking around with a black splotch on their forehead, chances are good that this person is a Christian.  The ashes are worn by Christians as a sign of repentance to … Continue reading

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Whitney Houston…and others

By Eman Sahloul PERSPECTIVES EDITOR It is old news by now that the legendary Whitney Houston passed away on February 11. Houston was underwater and apparently unconscious when she was pulled from a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub and had prescription drugs in her room, says the Huffington Post. According to the Post, an autopsy was … Continue reading

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Dying to Live

By Syeda Khan STAFF WRITER   An imprisoned member by the name of Khader Adnan that belongs to a Palestinian militant group called the Islamist Jihad has participated in a hunger strike for about two months. Khader is trying to bring the attention of Israel’s military justice system and its treatment of detainees who can … Continue reading