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Part I: Interview
Pitt student becomes a Panther mascot!

Part II: Interview- Panther shares more of his game experiences

Part III Interview:
Panther enjoys life outside of the zoo


Editorial: Sharing one another's burdens

Letters to the editor guidelines

Why Pro-war v.s Pro-peace is a problem

C-side swiper's name spree II

Don't be a Charlie Brown in relationships

Mexican exchange student enters a party!

Alcohol visits many faces across lands

Complaints of loneliness can be solved


Top 25 reasons behind a candy cane

Whose birthday did I forget to celebrate this time?

Find the hidden Christmas Carols and win $25

Rhyme delivers message of Christmas


Review of Fellowship of the Ring

The movie 'HOW HIGH' is a disgrace!


Is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ just a myth or fact?


Freshman cheerleader shares experience




Sharing one another's burdens

          Try to remember the last time you introduced yourself to a stranger. This might be an impossible task for some people. I can tell you that I have not done this in awhile, but I often try to meet new people just so I can “network” for the future. I am a firm believer in the idea that the more we help each other out the more we help ourselves out. So the best policy for any of us is to be a friend to the world, so that we can have a world of friends.

            It seems that all the world’s religions have what we would call the golden rule. “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” It is such a simple statement that all of us should have no trouble following, but because we are so selfish this simple act of benevolence to our fellow human beings becomes quite hard.

            Now I am not talking about simply being nice to people. I am saying that we should actively seek out ways to make people’s lives better. And in doing so, we can help to improve our own.

            Unless we have hardened our hearts to the point of being cold stones, we each have a passion, no matter how big or small, to help one another. That is what friends are for. We are there for each other to bear one another’s burdens.

            Many of us would also love to drop everything and go to the poor and be like Mother Theresa who ministered to the poor in India for most of her life. Pick up her biography sometime and read it. I guarantee that you will be moved by the sacrifices she made to do what she felt she had to do. And the great thing about it is that you can witness the joy in her heart that came from doing what she did that few of us can comprehend.

            So what does all this have to do with meeting new people you ask? Well, by meeting new people we find new ways in which we can help, not only them, but also society in general. And in helping other people we can feel more fulfilled in life with what we are doing.

This newspaper was put together to inspire in you, the reader, the joy we find in life. Through the good and bad we understand that if we can only share one another’s burdens then everything will turn out good in the end. So with this in mind, think about introducing yourself to someone that looks like they need a friend. A simple smile and a hello is often the best gift you can give anyone.


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