In Search of Ponies: Java the gender-bending cat

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In hindsight, there were clues. But that’s hindsight. I pondered them as it sunk in, as I listened to my wide-eyed friend relay what the vet was saying on the other end of the call. “She said the procedure is done,” my friend said, “and asked if you want […]

Campus gender gap widens

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Second semester nursing students, from left, clockwise, Levi Hill, ElizabethVerespie, Victoria Cabrera and Stephanie Walley work Wednesday in a study group at Clovis Community College. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Women spill across the cafeteria, with their backpacks, purses, scarves and coats strewn across tables and seats. Peals of […]

Sports supercede healthy well-being

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Today, we’re going to administer an IQ test. One question only. Here’s the scenario. Let’s say you get hurt at home. Let’s say you cut off a favorite appendage with a hedge clipper or fall victim to the old step-on-a-rake gag. Let’s say you have chest pains, stomach cramps, bruises, […]

Corruption of language pervasive

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist President Bush, during his State of the Union address, said, “America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world.” I decided to check out “addiction” in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and found: “compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) […]