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A commentary on the first 100 days of Obama’s presidency

Beacon contributor Marissa Barkey, reflects on the Obama administration and the president’s first 100 days in office.

After studying abroad in a European culture that embraced our new leadership, I came back to PBA, and it was the first time I saw the highest amount of disappointment of our new President. I was taken back when I heard one student say he believed Obama was a terrorist. President Barack Obama’s first 100 days are concluding. As I might mutter admiration for Obama’s term, clearly, I cannot forget to acknowledge that America is in big trouble.

One of the major questions we face is whether the crises we are all confronting require or demand a seismic shift in order to keep the American ship afloat. I have felt a deep ambivalence about this since I first started to take in what Obama meant. However, as the depth of corruption of the last decade is slowly revealing itself in many places, I still find myself persuaded by Obama that this is the time for real government action.
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Beacon Sports: NBA MVP race gets tighter as season nears end

A MVP player commentary by Beacon Sports Editor Kyle Beck. Disagree? Send us your comments at beacon@pba.edu or pbalocal@gmail.com.

Basketball DrivingFor the past few seasons, it seems as if the best player in the National Basketball Association debate has been a two player race between Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul.

However, this season fans have been blessed with a most valuable player race that keeps getting tighter and tighter with every game played. I don’t think the league has seen this kind of talent and spectacular play in a very long time. Continue reading

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