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Chaplain’s Corner: “Incidents, Accidents, and Providence”

Posted April 26, 2012 by Lt. Jason Arant

Sometimes the BEST thing that can happen is for your plans to fall through! James Whistler painted a portrait of his mother that is quite possibly the most recognized painting in the world. Whistler had hired a model to stand in this room for the painting but when the woman failed to show up he…

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Movie Review: The Last Stand of Fox Company

Posted April 26, 2012 by Cpl. Laura Cardoso

The Last Stand of Fox Company tells the incredible story of a small company of Marines fighting to hold open a mountain pass in Korea. Out-numbered and out-gunned, these 246 Marines hold off 10,000 Chinese soldiers determined to overtake the Toktong Pass near the Choisin Resevoir.…

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Opinion: Put North Korea on Trial

Posted April 26, 2012 by GEOFFREY NICE and WILLIAM SCHABAS

Shin Dong-hyuk was 14 in 1996 when prison guards suspended him from the ceiling of an underground torture chamber by his hands and legs, all because his mother and brother had tried to escape. The flames of a charcoal fire scorched his back; a steel hook pierced the flesh of his groin; he lost consciousness….

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Chaplain’s Corner: “Is Image Everything?”

Posted April 19, 2012 by LT Greg Woodard

We live in a world where “image is everything.” Every shiny magazine cover, store, and television program proclaims the message that how you look, what you own, where you live, what you wear, or what you drive, determiners of worth. None of us want to be superficial, but honestly, it is hard not to allow…

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A Message From Secretary of State Ken Bennett

Posted April 19, 2012 by

It is with great pride that I address you, Arizona’s servicemen and women who protect our freedom. As the saying goes, ‘freedom isn’t free’ – you defend our many constitutional freedoms and our right to vote in a free society. I want to personally thank all of you for the sacrifices you make on a…

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Movie Review: Battle Royale

Posted April 19, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Battle Royale is the OG Hunger Games. Beginning as a novel in 1999, with a movie adaptation following shortly afterwards, the novel tells of a dystopian future where high school students are randomly selected to partake in a Darwinistic bloodbath called The Program. Officially touted as a military research program, it is also used to…

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Opinion: The power of friendship

Posted April 19, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Anyone who’s actually read any of my editorial pieces knows I’m a fan of ranting, raving and complaining. Let’s face it; Marines complain, a lot. Some of us are even quite good at it. I myself almost have it down to a science. In a strange change up for me, I’m not going to be…

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Book Review: The Hunger Games

Posted April 12, 2012 by Megan Whalen Turner

If there really are only seven original plots in the world, it’s odd that boy meets girl is always mentioned, and society goes bad and attacks the good guy never is. Yet we have Fahrenheit 451, The Giver, The House of the Scorpion—and now, following a long tradition of Brave New Worlds, The Hunger Games….

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Opinion: My cell phone: Digital Leash

Posted April 12, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Reach into your pocket. Go ahead and pull out everything in your front pockets. What do you see in there? Keys, pocket knife, chap stick and a leash. That’s right. Not a cell phone, a digital leash, instantly connecting you to everyone. Your family, friends, coworkers and bosses are all a few short button presses…

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Book Review: Ender’s Shadow

Posted April 5, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

“The history of the world is but the biography of great men.” So wrote 19th century writer Thomas Carlyle and what Orson Scott Card exemplified in Ender’s Shadow, a parallel novel to his seminal hit Ender’s Game and book five of the Ender Saga. Ender’s shadow is Bean, the short, sarcastic but unquestionably brilliant soldier…

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