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Mike Argento's column is updated every Monday, Friday, and Sunday. Send comments to him at mike@ydr.com and follow him on Twitter @FnMikeArgento.

 
 
 
 
 
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Mike Argento: Frats and sororities should go the way of the ancient Greeks

03/26/2015 04:32 PM EDT
Mostly, what frats and sororities do is extend high school cliquishness to college and beyond. 
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Mike Argento: Lester names the eagles
03/26/2015 11:33 PM EDT - Editor's note: As is the case when animals are in the news, Mike asks his neurotic, attention-span-challenged greyhound Lester to weigh in. Full Story

Mike Argento: A lifetime of collecting, one penny at a time
03/24/2015 06:15 PM EDT - Matt Sheffer of West Manchester Township is always on the lookout for rare wheat pennies. Full Story

Mike Argento: Tips for aspiring serial killers (column)
03/20/2015 01:17 PM EDT - The best thing to come out of the six-part documentary about suspected murderer, wealthy New York real estate heir and all-around very strange person Robert Durst wasn't the supposed confession recorded by the film crew while he was in the bathroom wearing a hot mic. Full Story

Mike Argento: Seen the signs about a 'Hunger Strike for Social Justice'? They're about a condo association dispute
03/17/2015 12:18 PM EDT - The signs have been around Wrightsville for a few months now, tacked onto utility poles and announcing "Hunger Strike for Social Justice," and listing a phone number. Full Story

Mike Argento: Does Bigfoot stalk northern York County?
03/13/2015 02:29 PM EDT - A lot of weird things happen up in the Bald Hills — strange noises at night, mostly, that make it seem that something is going on that can't be explained, or can be explained, even if the explanation is inadequate or just, well, weird. Full Story

Mike Argento: Coming together to help a friend in need
03/12/2015 12:58 PM EDT - It began on a Friday night in February. Tom Shirey arrived at work (he's a certified nursing assistant at the York County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Pleasant Acres, working with Alzheimer's patients) for his overnight shift, which began at 10:45 p. Full Story

Mike Argento: Lester takes on little horses
03/10/2015 02:40 PM EDT - Editor's note: As is the case when dogs, and other animals, are in the news, Mike asks his neurotic greyhound Lester to weigh in. Full Story

Mike Argento: Taking recovery to the streets
03/10/2015 10:27 AM EDT - It's been six years since John Piermatteo decided to get clean and sober. Six years, a pretty decent record, considering where he had come from and how tough it's been. Full Story

Mike Argento: Netanyahu's speech does settle one thing, just not the one he thought
03/06/2015 09:06 AM EST - Let me start by saying I'm no expert on the Middle East or Israel or Iran or pretty much anything else — not that that's ever stopped me in the past — but time has come to say something about it even if it will do little, or nothing, to solve anything or offer any solutions or even Full Story

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Angelina Jolie inspires Nickelodeon crowd

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