Tuesday, November 30

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Alcoholism can have negative impact on quality of life
Campus News, News & Current Affairs, Pop Culture/Lifestyle

Alcoholism can have negative impact on quality of life

People that suffer from alcoholism tend to be violent while under the influence Alcohol can turn into abuse, which can become an ugly addiction. In most cases people are not aware of how alcohol can affect themselves or even others around them. Andre Johnson, 23, a former student who attended Lincoln University never thought he would become a victim of alcoholism; he became a victim without even knowing. At nine-years old, Johnson, witnessed his father staggering through the door drunk almost every night after work. Johnson’s grandmother always look after him, since his mother passed away. Johnson’s father started to excessively drink after his mother passed away. “He had been stressed ever since that day. I hardly seen him,” said Johnson. Johnson’s father, who stopped drink...
Presidential Elections 2012: The aftermath
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Presidential Elections 2012: The aftermath

By Paige Mitchell After an interesting campaign, and nail biting election, President Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States at 11:50 p.m. on Nov. 6. Some Lincoln University students were extremely excited, while others were disappointed, and others still in shock. New York native, Tanisha Morris, said, “I was nervous watching the election coverage. I won’t lie, I started to lose faith. But when they announced Obama as the winner, a feeling of joy and excitement came over me. I was proud, I helped make history.” There were several Election Day events on campus, where students came together for food, fun, and politics as they anticipated the election results together. The Student Government Association sponsored one of the Election Day events which took place ...
Violence Ensues In Response To Anti-Muslim Documentary
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Violence Ensues In Response To Anti-Muslim Documentary

By Khadeem Hughson   An Israeli real estate agent residing in California has a $100,000 cash bounty put on his head by Pakistani minister for a controversial documentary called “The Innocence of Muslims” which mocks the Prophet Muhammad. Young men with torn shirts and blood stained jeans congregated in the middle of a dimly lit street with smoke veiling their faces near Tahrir Square in Egypt. As riot police approach, armed with handguns, tear gas, jet black knight sticks, and large plexiglass see through shields rioters run out of a broken window to a store front. One of them is carrying an Egyptian flag, the other running with a half burnt poster board that reads “Respect our Prophet.” This is just the latest in a trend of violent responses associated with the contro...
Celebrating Whitney Houston
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Celebrating Whitney Houston

By Rickiea Cohen The sudden death of musical pop icon Whitney Houston at the age of 48, left some shocked and in disbelief and others emotional and distraught at the fact that she was really gone.  Houston died on February 11, 2012 in a Beverly Hills Hotel. The autopsy results have yet to be released. The funeral service was held yesterday, February 18, 2012 at the  New Hope Baptist Church. Houston was a fantastic entertainer; loving friend and overall a mother, who strived to make her family, friends and fans happy, while still trying to live her life to the fullest said by her Houston met R&B singer Bobby Brown, at the 1989 Soul Train Music Awards. After dating for three-years, the two were married on July 18, 1992. On March 4, 1993, Houston gave birth to their daughter ...
Strikes in Nigeria Result in Lower Oil Prices
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Strikes in Nigeria Result in Lower Oil Prices

By: Ashley Broadbelt    January 1st, protesters filled the streets of Nigeria following the government’s announcement to remove fuel subsidy, which would subsequently cause an increase in gas prices. GoodLuck Jonathan, President of Nigeria, faced heavy criticism from the public. Originally the plan was to increase the fuel price from about 65 naira per liter to approximately 141 naira per liter Jonathan stated that the cut would save at least $8 million a year. “The typical Nigerian has no money to buy a car or a bike,” said Ihejirika. He added that the Nigerian government should not have to subsidize the lifestyle of those who are already rich and Congress should use money for a mass transit system. As a result from the strike, the Nigerian government and the trade workers wer...
Forum Celebrates Nigeria’s Independence
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Forum Celebrates Nigeria’s Independence

By Ashley Broadbelt-- A panel discussion was held on the topic of democratization and instability within the Nigerian Government. The discussion was a part of the Colloquia Series, hosted by the Political Science Department, and took place last Monday in Dickey Hall Auditorium. The forum was also to celebrate the 51st Anniversary of Nigeria’s independence, officially on October 1st, recognizing all of the changes in Nigeria since the term of the current president Goodluck Jonathan. “Few people notice that [Nigeria] is the largest black country in the world—160 million people," said Politcal Science Professor Dr. Chieke Ihejirika. "It could be a powerhouse. The trouble in the country makes one want to run away from it." Lincoln University and the country of Nigeria has had a str...
Huricane Irene
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Huricane Irene

BY Nandi Marshall LINCOLN UNIVERSITY--In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, which tour through cities this past weekend, millions are left without electricity and shelter. The tropical storm that had winds of a little over 50 mph rapidly spread throughout the East Coast and up the shoreline.  Hurricane Irene started in the Carolinas and caused damage all the way up through Massachusetts snapping power lines and flooding streets. “It was a scary feeling. I didn’t know what to expect and I was not sure if I was prepared," said Junior Calistra Daniel. The nation’s death toll from Irene is at 27 people, a much lower number than the 1836 people who lost their lives during hurricane Katrina, which took place exactly 5 years ago on the 28th of this month. “What a coincidence that Hu...