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he Purdue ReviewO Box 931afayette, IN 47902
Editor in Chief
National Politics Editor
Assistant Layout Editor
Senior Staff Writer Emeritus
Board of Directors:
Chase Slaughter, Adam Rusch, Jeff Schultz,
David Bridges, Jan Payne, Vicki Burch
Dear Reader,Thank you for picking up the March Issue of The Purdue Review! Our publication wa
founded in January 2006, and the irst issue came out the following month. The Purdue Re
-view has been publishing issues every semester since. We are extremely proud to continue thtradition of providing a distinct conservative voice not only to the Purdue campus, but to thGreater Lafayette community as well. Despite its physical appearance, The Purdue Review inot a newspaper. It is a journal of thought and opinion. As a journal, our focus is not on break-ing the news, but rather on providing our analysis of the news, which goes deeper than juswho, what, and where. Our interest is in the why and how.
It seems to me that even in dificult times, there always seems to be a silver lining. Often
times, unfavorable events don’t necessarily tell the whole story. We witnessed a heartbreak-ing hockey loss in the Olympics to our friends north of the border, but the United States stillwon the most medals. Robbie Hummel suffered a season ending injury, but Purdue still won ashare of the Big Ten title. Many of us have midterm exams this week, but Spring Break and St Patrick’s Day are right around the corner. A lack of exercise may have taken a toll on our bod-ies during the winter months, but the weather is getting warmer, and we are becoming moractive. The same thing is true in American politics.As conservatives, we have experienced something of a winter ourselves. 2006 and 200took a toll on us. We slacked off and it caught up with us. The story isn’t over though. Therare still more chapters to be written. Our values might not be well-represented in Washington
D.C. today, but what about tomorrow? We haven’t thrown in the towel. We’ve stepped bacin the ring and we’re putting up a ight. I hope that you enjoy our publication as much as w
enjoy producing it for you. I hope our message resonates and inspires you to join our growingmovement.God Bless,Jay A. Wood
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