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That’s What Steve Said: Community

Every so often a show comes along that’s highly anticipated and actually catches the attention of the audience in the first few episodes. NBC doesn’t have the best track record with doing this but they come around on occasion. The particular success that I’m referring to is Community: a pop-culture filled half-hour of quirky entertainment.

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Sooner Or Vader: Gungan Control

Think of the most annoying character that you could never possibly relate to. It's a he (we think?); it has long ears; is rather orange; and has a ridiculous accent. No, he's not your ginger neighbor. He is, in fact, a Gungan.

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That’s What Steve Said: Burn Notice

Have you ever wondered what you would get if you combined James Bond, MacGyver, and Liam Neeson (in almost anything other than Love Actually)? If the answer to that question for you was Michael Westen, we should really become friends. If it wasn’t, don’t feel bad. That’s an awful precedence for a friendship anyway. It wouldn’t last long.

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Responsibility

This entire school year I have been making adjustments to my life and have been assessing my priorities from what they have been, where they are, and what they need to be. My focus has been trying to understand what my responsibility I have as a Christian, a student, a son, and so on.

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Bible or Constitution?

I don’t think it’s any secret that I am a Republican. I voted for John McCain in 2008 and I probably won’t be voting for President Obama’s reelection in 2012. That being said, this lecture is not for my friends on the left side of the spectrum. This is a heartfelt slap on the wrist to all of my cohorts that have “Conservative,” “Moderate,” or “Libertarian” as their political view on Facebook.

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The Cellar Door: New Ideas

In the Old Testament, the Bible is very clear about the laws the Israelites needed to adhere by and the political philosophy which the government is supposed to be built upon. However, the New Testament moves on from the theocracy that God created in the Old Testament and changes the focus of salvation less from national identity and more towards individual conviction. This change of focus leaves a void in religious governmental structure and a relative freedom in regards to forms of government.
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Mitchell Chamberlin brings us an NCU student's perspective on politics through his column, "The Cellar Door".

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Sooner or Vader: The Dagobah Downers

The glug, glug of finality signals my ship's demise. An eerie mist settles over not only these surroundings but also my heart. The brush, brush and snapping of twigs signals the approach of some unseen creature. This is definitely not the Dagobah I'd dreamed of.

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Free Speech

Juan Williams had been a guest on Fox News many a times. He has definitely said some pretty liberal statements, and not once a threat or warning of being fired. But once he deviates from NPR’s political correctness, he gets fired. Ridiculous? Definitely.

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That’s What Steve Said- “Running Arrested: Wilde Development”

So, yet again I seem to find myself in the television minority. It seems like every show I start liking is the absolute underdog. And by underdog I mean it’s the dog most people don’t find until it’s been under your tires. And the tires in this metaphor are the primetime network cancellation of said show/dog. My latest fling is with Fox’s Running Wilde: a comedy revolving around the egotistical life of a billionaire oil tycoon and his first love, who turns out to be the exact opposite—a hemp-weaving, jungle-living, consumerism-resistant hippie.