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Free Opinion: Are you a follower of the masses?

Sometimes, I conclude what is arguably a depressing thought – “can anyone really think for themselves anymore?”  If you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking, “I can totally think for myself, what is this writer rambling on about?”.  But if you really think about it, in this day and age, people …

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Con: Digital Learning

Technology is everywhere. In fact, you’re probably reading this on a computer, phone, or tablet. While we live in a technological era, it should not touch every aspect of our lives, especially education. Digital learning is becoming more and more prevalent in schools, and while this is often seen as …

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Pro: Digital learning

It’s 2013 and we as humans are living in the informational age. According to Wikipedia, the informational age is one that follows the digital age. If we are succeeding the digital age, why aren’t we trying to use the most up to date technology in schools? Every day our lives …

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Is marijuana really that bad?

There is no plant on earth more condemned and praised than the Cannabis sativa or the marijuana plant. Marijuana is easily the most common drug used in the United States. The main appealing factor of the drug is the delta-9-tetrahydrocannobinol, or THC. Cannabis is usually broken down and smoked in …

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Con: Physician Assisted Suicide

If someone you know told you that they were contemplating suicide, would you encourage it? The obvious answer is no, but yet there are many proponents and places that allow physician assisted suicide, which is possibly one of today’s most controversial and debatable topics Physician assisted suicide, or euthanasia, is …

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Free Opinion: Cultural costumes

As Halloween nears you may hear phrases such as “we’re a culture, not a costume,” or “you wear the costume for one night and I wear the stigma for life.” These statements all come from posters looking to inform people about cultural costumes. These posters were produced by STARS, or …

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Free Opinion: Don’t hit anyone, ever

Remember the phrase ‘don’t hit girls,’ or ‘you can’t hit a girl?’ This age old playground saying is out of date and wrong. News flash: it isn’t okay to hit anybody, regardless of gender. A common stereotype in movies is the scene where the couple is fighting. The girl might …

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Con: Teacher Tenure

For many teachers, teaching is both a dream job and a passion. Getting the chance to inspire students to find their own passion is an incredible feeling. But how do we get rid of the teachers who don’t have the drive to help students? If you’re thinking about firing them, …

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Free Opinion: ObamaCare

For most of us, we don’t give scheduling an annual check-up or a dentist appointment a second thought, but for around 20 percent of the American population, these things we take for granted are nearly impossible. A plan to reform health care and make it more accessible to the uninsured …

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