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NEWS AND OPINION

By Aaron Ross

Major League Soccer Undergoes a Rookie Revolution

When it opened for business in 1996, MLS was hailed as the Zion of the exiled American stars who’d long been forced to toil in distant lands. After that, washed-up greats arrived to great acclaim, only to disappoint fans with underwhelming performances and a distinct lack of interest. But surge of young American talent has given the league a much needed, albeit temporary, shot in the arm.

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Posted Apr. 27, 2011 | Comments: 2

NEWS AND OPINION

By Tamara deMent

Orchestra Musicians Vow to Keep on Playing

While the Philadelphia Orchestra’s bankruptcy proceedings have caused much grief and consternation among Orchestra members and fans, senior players in the Orchestra have thicker skin than the headlines lead on.

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Posted Apr. 27, 2011 | Comments: 7

NEWS AND OPINION

By Daniel Denvir

Racism Allegations Tear Open Old Wounds at Penn

University of Pennsylvania senior Christopher Abreu, a black man who will graduate cum laude next month, alleges that drunk white students called him a “nigger” last weekend. The allegations have reignited an old debate on campus: Is racism a problem at Penn? If so, who is at fault and what should be done about it?

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Posted Apr. 26, 2011 | Comments: 12

NEWS AND OPINION

By Chip Alfred

Local Transgender Activist Raises Awareness About Transitioning

Jayden Sampson remembers the exact moment he said goodbye to the woman he once was. It was a bright, sunny day in May 2002, and the then-35-year-old was riding in the funeral procession for her grandfather, who was a firefighter and World War II veteran.

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Posted Apr. 27, 2011 | Comments: 12