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Opinion column by Michael Clements

100 Things We Love: Dunks

June 9, 2015 12:07pm | Rob Walsh

Welcome to the “100 Things We Love” column, where various staff members of The Talon discuss things they love (to complement our “100 Things We Hate” column). Nothing gets a teenager or adult out of bed faster than a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Being […]

Quem Deus Vult [What Does God Will?]

March 7, 2015 10:22am | Michael Clements

(The Latin in the headline is there not solely for flavor, but also in reference to the phrase commonly said by Crusaders, especially after the declaration of the first crusade. “Deus Vult,” or “God Wills It,” was a very popular saying, and it was said […]

Meet Me in the Middle

February 4, 2015 4:15pm | Michael Clements

Many look upon the days of modern politics as partisan, uncompromising, and the average person sees one of the two political parties as completely irrational. Everybody and their brother would have you believe that the other side just plain won’t compromise. When the House was […]

Shall We Let Them Eat Cake?

December 18, 2014 9:59am | Michael Clements

Obesity has become a growing problem in the United States of America. It is truly what many would consider a ‘First World Problem.’ Living in a country where energy rich food is actually too available, and the presence of excess food is killing people every […]

Young Adult Fiction

November 19, 2014 3:45pm | Michael Clements

Any library in any town in the SAU 16 no doubt had an entire section dedicated to them. Any EHS student who has taken Freshman English has probably read half a dozen of them. Any educator nationwide has most likely selected a favorite one. Young […]

Generation Y

November 8, 2014 2:43pm | Michael Clements

Kids these days are getting all being told that they are special too frequently. Too much self-esteem and too little humility seems to be the main complaint about growing young men and women. The everybody-gets-a-trophy culture seems to be a problem, from the perspective of […]