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AUG 04 - JULY 05



Special three year   anniversary 9-11 edition


Blasi on Board Brings Brightness!


President Bush's inaugural address focuses on freedom, friendship, and faith!


Pop singer Michael Jackson acquitted of all 10 counts!




'Driven', 'Proven' and 'Results Matter' slates sweep SGB election!

Endorsing the fabulous five for Student Government Board (SGB) elections on Nov 17!


Election 2004:



Kerry for a weaker America: Running for president, they call him Kerry!


PSelect-cision 2004 asks: "What are issues that are most important to you that you are basing your vote on and why?"


PSelect-cision 2004 asks 40 students, "Which presidential candidate will best lead this country and why?"


Kerry for DRAFT which Bush is against!


Trial advocate Edwards could not defend Kerry against charges!


Who cares for the the 2nd victim!


Republicans are the political party for African-Americans and people of different ethnicities!

Answering, "Voting for neither candidate of a major political party is going to bring us closer to God."




Carnegie Library corrupts the morals of a minor!


SGB and Rainbow Alliance’s view of homosexuality is not held by all!


Juveniles escape of death penalty could influence abortion decisions.


FDA should continue to ban gay sperm and ignore editorials opposing them!




Archives of Daily Devotionals Delivers Dosage!


Christian groups seek to provide haven for incoming students!


Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling knows all about spiritual strikeouts!


Vote for the perfect candidate 24-7!




The Pitt News editorial, 'Troop casualties undercounted by 17,000'  makes it sound like......


Rebuttal to Daniel Masny's Feb 03,05 Pitt News column




Pitt  2004 Cheerleading and Dance Team surrounded Schenley Quad with their Squad!


Pitt Cheerleaders and Dance team try to cheer up Panther fans!


"Golf’s New 'Sultan of Swat' Victorious Again"

There’s a New 'Berg' in the ‘Burgh.'


Three Panther fans weather the floods at 6:30 a.m.

Steelers Open Season with Home Victory

Pitt's Track and Field could go the distance!


Pittsburgh Steelers come back with rookie and backup players!


Deja Vu for the Steelers




Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith




"Top 25 reasons given for why students think the original candy cane was made with red and white stripes and was in the shape of a candy cane?"


Top 14 answers to "Love is....."


My Kiss of a Lifetime hopes to be special!


Top 14 responses to 'A Loving friend is........'
In celebration of Valentine's Day, the top 50-26 responses to 'Love is....'


In celebration of Valentine's Day, the top 25-1 responses to 'Love is....'


Top 5 responses given by students to, "What is the most important lesson your mom taught you?"


Acrostic Poem for Mother's Day!


Greek Life


Greek communities can communicate charity and care!


Kappa Kappa Gamma sister Jessica shows her Pitt spirit with her friends!


Newest sisters of Delta Zeta sorority enjoy a meal at Schenley Cafe after their initiation!


Student Government Board member Liz Blasi enjoys a meal at Schenley Cafe with her Chi Omega sisters!




PGSIS 2005 Taste with Haste Cereal Poem


PGSIS Class of 2005 Favorite Cereal Survey Results



Human Resource Management Final Exam Sample Questions II

Human Resource Management Final Exam 45 Sample Questions



“Savior Proclaims Everywhere Always Kindness!" (S.P.E.A.K)

By Ramesh C.Reddy
Pittsburgh Standard

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Editors note: This devotional is taken from the archives of Gospel of Mark, chapter 6.

Quiet Times (Psalm 24, Proverbs 24,  Mark  6:17-20)

“He did this because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, whom he had married. For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife." So Herodias nursed a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she was not able to, because Herod feared John and protected him, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard John, he was greatly puzzled; yet he liked to listen to him.” (Mark 6:17-20, NIV)


I asked myself what is the cause-effect relationship here.

Because John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife, the effect was Herodias nursed a grudge against John and wanted to kill him.


I asked myself what is the significance of John’s statement to Herod.

John the Baptist did not just tell Herod once what he was doing was wrong but multiple times. John the Baptist kept speaking to Herod the truth to make him see what he was doing was wrong when he took his brother’s wife. This is evidenced by the phrase, ‘John had been saying’. John the Baptist wanted it to go into Herod’s mind and wanted Herod to act on changing his ways. In essence, John the Baptist wanted Herod not to have any part with Herodias for she was already taken.

If John the Baptist kept saying to Herod what he was doing was unlawful, naturally Herodias would have heard it too. The news would have reached her and it did. She had a lot to lose if Herod listened to her and sent her away.

First of all, his brother may not have even accepted her anymore because she became an adulterer. She could have also been killed if sent away from Herod’s palace. Finally, maybe she had so much riches and materialistic possessions with Herod than his brother. Now she sees all that in jeopardy because of John the Baptist. Therefore she holds a grudge against him and wants to kill him.

Interestingly she did not have the opportunity to do it on her own because though John the Baptist kept saying to Herod what he was doing was unlawful, Herod wanted John the Baptist alive.

I asked myself why and what does he do for John the Baptist.

  1. Herod feared John.

  2. Herod protected John.

  3. Herod knew John to be a righteous man.

  4. Herod knew John to be a holy man.

  5. Herod was puzzled by John’s statements.

  6. Herod liked to listen to John.

I asked myself the significance of Herod’s actions.

Herod had bound and put John in prison because of Herodias’ request but he would not let any harm come to him at that time. Instead, I believe he would go to John in prison and listen to him speak. This could have made Herodias very nervous thinking she might lose Herod and Herod’s mind might be changed. So, Herodias wants to prevent John and Herod to have anymore contact lest his mind changes but Herod continues to listen to him and gives protection to John.


I saw important implications for my own life here. I saw in my own life what can happen when we speak out against immorality. I also found that we are never alone when we speak out against immorality. Even if people do not agree with us, there will be people who will still respect us very much and even want to listen to us when they see our lifestyle reflecting what we speak out against.

I want to share both sides with you about the things I have spoken out against.

In the Pitt News, I once wrote a column titled, “With love homosexuality can be cured.” The uproar I received was astonishing because I wrote against homosexuality and let them see how Jesus can even cure homosexuality and heal it in His love.  I broke the record for the number of letters to the editor because I spoke out against homosexuality and spoke for change. It did not stop there but I heard a person say to me, “Ramesh, you are the most hated person on campus because of what you wrote. You should not even have your name tag on so people do not come after you.”

It did not stop there but anti-Ramesh columns started appearing in the newspaper. In other words, letters were not enough but they had to write columns against me and many did. Eventually, a moratorium had to be put on anti-Ramesh columns appearing anymore.

I had not let that stop me from living the Truth and proclaiming the Truth.

I faced so much written persecution that student leaders of InterVarsity Christian  Fellowship wanted to have a panel discussion with me and another person titled, “Christianity and Homosexuality: Is there a compromise?”: Ramesh C. Reddy (Columnist Against Homosexuality) v.s Michael Mazza, PHD (Columnist for Homosexuality).

 There was such an uproar that we had to card people’s ID before they got entrance into the debate. We did not do much advertising for it but were in prayer for the discussion. The room was packed and it became standing room only. It was attended by 7 columnists from the newspaper.

This gave me the opportunity to speak about Jesus Christ and what Jesus says about sexual sin including homosexuality with kindness.

To this day, I continue to speak out against sin and write columns that no one else is willing to touch for certain newspapers.

There are those that came to me from the homosexuality support group who promoted homosexuality but respected me because they saw the love of Christ the Lord was helping me to give to all of them. They knew I stood on principle and backed it up by the Word of God.

 Some would come and tell me that they read my columns but did not agree with them, yet they love to read them because they make them think and are well thought of. I thank the Lord for that! Eventually, this caught the eye of the Editor-in Chief of the Pittsburgh Standard who recruited me. All this gave birth to me writing for the monthly paper edition called ‘The Pittsburgh Standard’. Now the paper continues to run online at www.pittsburghstandard.com and has addressed hot topics and will continue to do so even as there is a section called ‘Expressions” which is “Expressions of Christ's Love" section.

I share all this with you because when we speak out against immorality, it will not always be easy for us. There will be times we will be persecuted. If we did not have ‘Freedom of Speech’ in our U.S. Constitution it could be worse. People will try to shut us up still by smearing us or preventing us from speaking our mind. Some still do! Yet, when we depend on the Lord and are bold, He will give us opportunities. Pittsburgh Standard which I publish online has been one of those opportunities. The paper does not just tackle immoral issues but all kinds of issues.

When we stand on the promises of Jesus and follow Him, we should not let persecution get to us. We need to continue to speak out against immorality no matter what it is such as the junk in DAN BROWN'S DA VINCI CODE.

I ask you now dear friend when do you speak out.

Dear friend, many speak out only when it benefits them but that is not what we have been called to. If we are believers in Christ and want to follow Him daily and surrendered our lives to Him, we will be willing to be used as His vessels to ‘Live the Truth, Proclaim the Truth’.

 You will be placed in positions where you can speak out against immorality whatever it may be whether it is homosexuality, adultery, pre-marital sex, abortion, drunkenness, cheating, lying, etc. You do not have to stop after mentioning it once or writing about it once but can continue to speak out whether it be in one of your classes, with family, with friends, or strangers. 

You can speak out right now if you know injustice or immorality that is occurring around you. You can speak out through speech or through writing. It will not be easy and you could face ridicule and persecution from others. Even those you thought were your friends could turn against you when you speak out against something that is wrong. John the Baptist did not stop that from speaking out. We should not too. Soon, I intend to write about the DESTRUCTIVE DECEPTIVE DA VINCI CODE OF DAN BROWN'S!

Finally, if we are to imitate anyone, it should be Jesus Christ. Jesus always spoke out against injustice and we have His Word to read about what is unjust and immoral so we do not engage in them and can help others not to engage in them.

As you speak out, the Lord can also help you find favor with those who even do not agree with you. I know for I speak from experience friend.  May you take the opportunities the Lord gives you and speak out against immorality but with kindness remembering it is the Lord’s kindness that He gives us laws to protect us.

Jesus will be your Prince of Peace, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Wonderful Counselor, and Immanuel as you turn to Him even as you speak out being bold and strong.

By Ramesh C. Reddy

Bible Academy's Instructor is the Prince of Peace

Who teaches his students, the value of peace

When we learn from Him, our lives will be full of peace

Wherever we are, whatever trials we face

Why? His Peace He gives you surpasses all understanding

What are the trials you face?, Turn to the Prince of Peace.

JN 14:27, ROM 5:1, 1 COR 1:3, PHIL 4:7

Bible Academy's Instructor is our caring Counselor.

Who is there for us always to counsel us and fill us with love.

When we turn to Him, He will soothe all our worries.

Wherever there is trouble in you life, He will be there for You.

Why? His personality's counseling troubled Souls.

Whatever your problems are, spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, financial etc He will counsel You.

PSALM 23, MK 10:21, JN 14:1, PSALM 37:7

Bible Academy's Instructor is our Mighty God

Who's mightier than our problems, filling us with spiritual might.

When we depend on Him, no situation will be impossible.

Wherever you're headed, no need to fear, God's might shall protect.

Why? Because He wants to instruct you on the best pathway of life.

Whatever you are faced with, put your faith in the Lord.

JN 6:18-19, MK 9:23, PSALM 32:8, MK 4:30-32

Bible Academy's Instructor is our Everlasting Father.

Who will always care for us, who we can pray to anytime.

When we seek Him with our whole Heart, void in us will be filled.

Wherever we have been, we can have new life in Christ with God, our Loving Father.

Why? Because He loves us so much, He wants what is best for us.

Whatever asked in prayer you will get according to His loving will.

MT 6:31-34, MT 7:7,8, ROM 6:3-11, GAL 2:11

Bible Academy's Instructor is so awesome and Wonderful.

Who takes all our burdens and cares upon Himself.

When we surrender our lives to Him, we can see His miracles.

Wherever there is sorrow, He can fill it with such joy.

Why, Because even in our sorrow, He has a plan for our life.

Whatever your pain or sorrow is, His Joy lies ahead.

PSALM 37:5, PSALM 73:23-25, JERMIAH 29:11, MT 11:27:30


"For unto us a Child is born; unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder. These will be his royal titles: "Wonderful," "Counselor," "The Mighty God," "The Everlasting Father," "The Prince of Peace."

“Savior Proclaims Everywhere Always Kindness!” (S.P.E.A.K)/”When do you speak out?”

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for loving us so much. John the Baptist, spoke out against immorality even though it got him into trouble. Help us Oh Lord of our Salvation to speak out against immorality too. We live in a world where your laws are being shattered. Last year, Canada became the 4th nation to legalize gay marriage. DA VINCI CODE IS SPREADING LIES EVERYWHERE. Oh Lord there is so much happening in this world other than in Canada and we need your help to speak out in kindness. Save us Oh Lord, the God of our Salvation. Give us strength and help us to show kindness when we are speaking out whether through verbal or written communication. Thank you so much. Thank you for your Word and that you will show us favor even when we face wrath from others. Thank you for hearing us and answering us. Thank you for dying for our sin and coming back to life to save us. We acknowledge you as our Lord and Personal Savior! In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!

If you would like to invite Jesus Christ into your heart and make Him a daily part of your life, you can this very moment. You will never be alone. You can claim God's promises for you in the Bible and see them come true, before your eyes, in His wonderful timing. You don't have to wait for a special time to come to the Lord. You can come right now as you pray this prayer, meaning it in your heart.

Dear Jesus, I am a sinner Lord. I am so sorry for my sins. I confess my sins to you. I confess the wrong things I have done and messed up my own life. I need you Lord right now and in the years to come. I have gone my own way and have not found what only you can give me. You alone have the words of Eternal Life. You alone love me unconditionally for who I am. I thank you Jesus. I accept you Jesus into my heart. Thanks Jesus for coming into my heart. Thanks for forgiving me of all my sins. Thanks for giving me a new identity in you. I acknowledge you as my Lord and Personal Savior as I believe in my heart that you died and came back to life to save me now and forever. I give myself to you and ask you to be in control of my life. Thank you Jesus through the  days, we can do things together. Thanks for being my Lord and Personal Savior. Thank you Jesus you have heard my prayer and answered me. Thanks Jesus for changing me and helping me through life's storms and winds. In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!

Friend you may feel something or may not feeling anything but do not go by your feelings. When you ask Jesus to come into your life, He will and does. He will take over from here as you depend on the Lord and let Him work in you and through you! This is exciting friend! May each one that came to know Jesus be filled with His Holy Spirit forever more and those that know Jesus come to know Him more and more! Amen!

Get yourself involved in a campus Bible study, fellowship, and most of all find a Bible believing church and be involved to grow in your Christian walk with the Lord. They all need to be supplements for your own precious time with the Lord in prayer and meditating on His Word. If you need a Bible, please let me know!

As the movie DaVinci Code opened across the theaters on May 19, 2006, which speaks against the church and most importantly degrades the Name of Jesus Christ, we need to make ourselves available to speak the truth to the falsity presented in the movie and the novel. If you plan to watch the movie or have read the book and have questions or your faith seems to be shaken, please email me or give me a call at 412-720-4579 so we can discuss the false claims in the book that are presented as fact even though the book itself and the movie is presented as fiction. May the Lord bless you and guide you!

If you need anyone to talk to, pray with, or study the Bible with this Spring or Summer of 2006, you can email me at reddy4hisglory2004@yahoo.com or call me at 412-720-4579. Please do not hesitate. One-one Bible studies can be so powerful to because the Holy Spirit is still in the midst.

"This is my work and I can do it only because Christ's mighty energy is at work within me." (Colossians 1:29, TLB)

Express Your View



How seriously do you T.E.S.T.I.F.Y to prophecy?  (Sept 01, 05)

Who do you P.O.I.N.T to? (Sept 02.05)

"Will you take a S.T.A.N.D?" (Sept 03.05)

How is your loving P.R.A.I.S.E? (Sept 06.05)

"How do you handle T.E.M.P.T.A.T.I.O.N?" (Sept 07.05)

"Who controls your T.I.M.E?" (Sept 08, 05)

"What kind of P.R.O.F.E.S.S.I.O.N are you in?" (Sept 09, 05)

"Whose T.E.A.C.H.I.N.G.S do you listen to?" (Sept 12, 05)

"What C.A.P.T.I.V.I.T.Y are you facing today?" (Sept 15, 05)

"Where do you need H.E.A.L.I.N.G?" (Sept 19, 05)

"Where do you need an A.N.S.W.E.R?" (Sept 20, 05)

"Where do you find S.O.L.I.T.A.R.Y time with the Lord?" (Sept 21, 05)

"Where do you want to be C.L.E.A.N?" (Sept 22, 05)

"What do you actions C.A.U.S.E?" (Sept 24,05)


"What kind of F.R.I.E.N.D are you?" (Sept 26, 05)

"Where does P.A.R.A.L.Y.S.I.S take hold of you?" (Sept 28, 05)

"What are you thinking in your M.I.N.D?" (Sept 29, 05)

"What do you represent by your A.C.T.I.O.N.S?" (Sept 30, 05)


"Where do you look for A.C.C.E.P.T.A.N.C.E?" (Oct 04, 05)

"Who Do You I.N.V.I.T.E?" (Oct 05,05)

When do you F.A.S.T? (Oct 24, 05)

How do you see your L.I.F.E? (Oct 25,05)

"What kind of L.E.A.D.E.R are you?" (Oct 26,05)

"What does the S.A.B.B.A.T.H mean to you?" (Oct 27,05)


What are your N.E.E.D.S? (Oct 28, 05)


What is your I.M.P.A.C.T?  (Nov 01,05)

What S.P.A.C.E  do you give yourself? (Nov 07, 05)

"What has E.V.I.L done to you?" (Nov 08, 05)

"How is your R.E.L.A.T.I.O.N.S.H.I.P with Jesus?" (Nov 14,05)

"Who will give God T.H.A.N.K.S.G.I.V.I.N.G because of you?" (Nov 25, 05) (Taken from Gospel of Luke)

"Where is your A.P.P.O.I.N.T.M.E.N.T in?" (Nov 29, 05)


"Where do you G.A.T.H.E.R?" (Dec 01, 05)

"How are your actions seen by your F.A.M.I.L.Y?" (Dec 02, 05)

"How do you handle S.L.A.N.D.E.R?" (Dec 03.05)

"What is your V.I.E.W of Jesus?" (Dec 28, 05)

"What are you doing with G.O.D.'S  W.I L.L?" (Dec 31,05)



"What do the P.A.R.A.B.L.E.S mean to you?" (Jan 04, 06)

"What kind of  F.O.O.T.B.A.L.L receiver will you be for Jesus?" (Jan 05, 06)

"How is your W.A.L.K with God?" (Jan 17, 06)

"What kind of L.A.M.P are you?" (Jan 18, 06)

"What do you C.O.N.C.E.A.L?" (Jan 25, 06)

"What do you do with what you H.E.A.R?" (Jan 26, 06)

"What do you do with the W.O.R.D of God?"(Jan 30, 06)

"What will you do with the S.E.E.D?" (Jan 31,06)


"What kind of  F.O.O.T.B.A.L.L receiver will you be for Jesus?" (Feb 05, 06)

MARCH 2006

"What kind of S.T.O.R.M.S are you facing?"  (March 11, 06)

APRIL 2006

"What does P.A.S.S.O.V.E.R  C.R.O.S.S mean to you?"  (April 13, 06)

MAY 2006

"What kind of P.R.O.F.E.S.S.I.O.N are you in?" (May 01, 06)


"Where is your T.O.R.M.E.N.T coming from?"  (May 15, 06)

"Where do you need  H.E.A.L.I.N.G?" (May 16, 06)

"What do people R.E.P.O.R.T about you?" (May 17, 06)

"Are you A.F.R.A.I.D of Jesus too?" (May 18, 06)

"Will you T.E.L.L about Jesus?" (May 19, 06)

"What do you do with your T.E.S.T.I.M.O.N.Y?" (May 20, 06)

"Will you G.A.T.H.E.R before Jesus?"  (May 22, 06)

"What place do you give P.R.A.Y.E.R in your life? "   (May 23, 06)

"Where do you feel U.N.C.L.E.A.N?" (May 24, 06)

"Where do you need F.R.E.E.D.O.M?" (May 25, 06)

"Who's T.I.M.I.N.G are you following?" (May 27, 06)


"Where do you seek W.I.S.D.O.M, in Jesus of the Bible or Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code?" (May 29, 06)

"What is your C.A.L.L.I.N.G?" (May 30, 06)

"Where is your I.D.E.N.T.I.T.Y?" (May 31, 06)

JUNE 2006

"Do you feel A.C.C.E.P.T.E.D?" (June 01, 06)

"How is your F.A.I.T.H?" (June 03, 06)

"What do you T.E.A.C.H?" (June 05, 06)

"Where are you S.E.N.T?" (June 09, 06)

"Where are you S.T.A.Y.I.N.G?" (June 10, 06)

"How is your Spiritual H.E.A.L.T.H?" (June 12, 06)

"What have people H.E.A.R.D about you?" (June 20, 06)

"What do you T.H.I.N.K about Jesus?" (June 21, 06)

"How do you handle D.O.U.B.T.S?" (June 22, 06)





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