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Are New Year's Resolutions a Waste of Time?

February 1, 2009

By Marie Fitzsimmons Outlook Editor A new year, a new beginning! Right before January 1st many of us think about what we want to accomplish or change during the next year. Some of us will want to change our bad habits and lose w...

Spring Fashion Trends

February 1, 2009

By Kim Del Valle Staff Writer It's that time of the year again when designers are releasing their latest trends on the runway. From prints to accents, these are what you’ll see hitting the stores. You’ll need a sophisticated trench ...

SNL: An Election Factor?

December 1, 2008

Image by TaraLivesOn via Flickr By Nick DeMarco Staff Writer We all saw it, and we’ve seen it in elections past: a presidential candidate is portrayed on Saturday Night Live to a chorus of laughs all over America. After a few w...

Orientation Expectation

December 1, 2008

By Katie LaDue Staff Writer This year’s freshman class is all too familiar with last summer’s orientation slogan, “No debate, Marywood ‘08”. They spent a weekend on campus in July that introduced students to things like do...

Campaign Ads: Is it Positive to Be Negative?

December 1, 2008

Image by Renegade98 via Flickr By Nick DeMarco Staff Writer People, both locally and all around America, are breathing a bit easier knowing that they’re not waking up to campaign ads, as well as  phone calls; and who can forget ...

The Dawn of New Politics & Death to Divsion

December 1, 2008

By Kevin Zwick Outlook Editor “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’" - George Bernard Shaw Being a student of history, I know the historical significance of the 2...

Is the "Christ" Out of Christmas?

December 1, 2008

Image via Wikipedia By Nick DeMarco Staff Writer To me, one of the most glorious things about America is that we all have different traditions and celebrations that we do every year around the holidays. This also includes anyone who celebrates Hanukah or Kwanzaa. Still, I ...

This Liberal Loves America

December 1, 2008

Image by Rakka via Flickr By Amanda Toth Assistant Editor-in-Chief One of my biggest pet peeves in American politics is the notion that liberals love their country less than conservatives. Take, for example, Representative Michele ...

Hardships of a Rough Economy

November 1, 2008

By Kim Del Valle Staff Writer The financial crisis is taking a toll on our economy. Businesses and companies are facing budget cutbacks and are digging into their savings. In this market meltdown, college is no exception. With...

Lowering the Drinking Age?

November 1, 2008

By Anthony Castellano Staff Writer Duke University President Richard Brodhead is strongly encouraging lawmakers to lower the drinking age to from 21 to 18, arguing that the current age actually encourages harmful binge drinking...

Marywood Mock Election 2008 Results

November 1, 2008

Because of the overwhelming success of last semester's Mock Election, The Wood Word decided to hold a special mock election for November's general election. Over 500 people participated! Take a look and see how the Marywood communit...

The Power Behind a Voice: Understanding Who Really Leads Iran

November 1, 2008

Image via Wikipedia By Robert Suski Staff Writer Since his election to the presidency in Iran back in 2005, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has become somewhat of a household name here in the States. People have wanted to learn about this charismati...