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News In Rhyme

By Anthony Lauriello     1/17/12 6:00pm

National News

Websites protest against SOPA and PIPA bills

Congress wanted to pass a bill about piracy

But the websites think it's lunacy

So on the 18th they blacked out

Using their incredible clout

To highlight an issue they claim

Will do worse than simply injure or maim

But censor and kill the Internet for good

And the public would protest if they understood

In protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act, prominent websites either shut down or displayed messages against the proposed bill in Congress.

John Huntsman drops out

There once was a candidate named Huntsman

Who decided it would be good if a moderate ran

So he threw his hat in the race

But was rejected by the base

And know his candidacy is thrown in the can

Huntsman dropped out of the Republican presidential primary on Monday.

Keystone Pipeline Rejected

Sarah Palin said drill baby drill

But the Obama Administration did kill

The newly proposed Keystone Pipeline

(Aimed to provide fossil fuel most fine)

Because the environmentalists said no way

And the White House said "OK"

The Obama administration rejected the Keystone XXL pipeline; a proposed oil pipeline from Canada to the United States that many environmentalists claimed would have disastrous consequences

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Students returning to campus in the upcoming fall semester will have to adjust to a number of precautionary changes all subject to change, such as rearranged housing, bathroom schedules and mandated COVID-19 testing, implemented in efforts to protect against the spread of COVID-19, according to an email sent July 1 by Dean of Undergraduates Bridget Gorman.


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