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The Christmas season is drowning in consumerism

Hilary Legge, ‘Doah Staff Writer November 20, 2013 Every year the Christmas season creeps more and more into Thanksgiving. However, this year it seems to have leapfrogged the holiday all together and begun immediately following the close of Halloween. The Hallmark Channel, which has become known for its made-for-TV movies started airing said Christmas movies on Nov. 1 as part

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GCP destinations are revealed

Hilary Legge, ‘Doah Managing Editor November 20, 2013 Shenandoah University held its 25th annual International Convocation on Wednesday, Nov. 13. At the event, attendees got to hear from a special guest speaker and learn the locations of the 2014 Global Citizenship Project trips. Put on by International Programs, the purpose of the event spoke to the central idea of what

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Schultz tapped to join McAuliffe’s transition team

Hilary Legge, ‘Doah Managing Editor November 20, 2013 One of Shenandoah University’s very own, Dr. Karen Schultz, has been named to Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe’s Common Ground for Virginia Transition Committee. Currently the director of the Center for Public Service and Scholarship, Schultz is an esteemed member of the Winchester community and is an outspoken advocate for community service and education.

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Women don’t need to be objectified to raise awareness

Hilary Legge, ‘Doah Managing Editor November 6, 2013 As October comes to a close so does another pink-infused Breast Cancer Awareness month. While I doubt anyone would argue that raising money for breast cancer research is a bad thing, with each passing year the campaigns used to fundraise seem to become increasingly commercialized and objectifying. Slogans such as “save the

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Moving forward in Syria

Hilary Legge, ‘Doah Managing Editor November 6, 2013 On Thursday, Oct. 31, international inspectors announced that Syria had successfully destroyed its chemical-weapons production facilities. The deadline for this to be accomplished was the following day, Nov. 1. The completion of this first stage bodes well for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the group working to rid Syria

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US default narrowly avoided

Hilary Legge, ‘Doah Managing Editor October 23, 2013 Coming down to the wire, the U.S. Congress approved a bill to end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt limit in the final hours of Wednesday, Oct. 16. Had the debt ceiling not been raised the U.S. would have gone into default on its loans at midnight of that evening.

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Hornets celebrate Homecoming

Hilary Legge, ‘Doah Managing Editor October 23, 2013 Shenandoah University commemorated another year with its 2013 Homecoming Weekend. The events began on Friday, Oct. 18, with the Homecoming Kickoff and Homecoming Court Presentation. The Hornets cheerleaders, as well as the Buzzin’ Dozen Pep Band, were in attendance to celebrate the announcement of the 2013 Homecoming prince and princesses. Among those

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New division of Student Life aims to promote the individuality and diversity of student body

Hilary Legge, ‘Doah Managing Editor October 2, 2013 There is a new department operating within the Office of Student Engagement this year called Intercultural Programs. The purpose of the program is to promote an open and interactive environment for the student body and run by the student body. “When I started here two years ago a lot of the programming

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Lack of compromise shuts down government

Hilary Legge, ‘Doah Managing Editor October 2, 2013 At 12 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, the federal government of the United States shut down after Congress failed to agree on a spending bill to keep it running. The disagreement, and reason for the shutdown, was the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare. Republicans in the House of Representatives

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UN takes action against Syria

Hilary Legge, ‘Doah Managing Editor October 2, 2013  While a military strike against Syria at one point seemed imminent, international collaboration over the last few weeks has led to what will seemingly be a purely diplomatic resolution. On Sept. 9, in London, Secretary of State John Kerry made the comment that if Syria would turn over its chemical weapons then

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‘Orange is the New Black’ is breaking boundaries and changing television

Hilary Legge, ‘Doah Managing Editor September 4, 2013 There has been a shift in the way people watch TV over the last few years. It has become increasingly popular to “binge watch” television series, and with the rise of internet streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix, it has also become incredibly easy to do so. It’s no surprise really,

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Senator and friend of SU passes

Hillary Legge, ‘Doah Managing Editor September 4, 2013 On Tuesday, July 30, former U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr. died at his home here in Winchester. Byrd was 98-years-old at the time of his death. A member of the esteemed Byrd family, one of the First Families of Virginia, Byrd had been a major player in Virginia politics throughout his

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World divided over Syria

Hilary Legge, ‘Doah Managing Editor September 4, 2013 The violence and destruction of the Syrian civil war reached new heights on Aug. 21, when the Syrian government reportedly used the nerve gas sarin on its own citizens, killing more than 1,400 people. After assessing the evidence they had acquired, all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies released a report stating they had

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