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Crime and TV

It is a strange phenomenon, how people turn on the television and expect to see crimes and action that would leave someone terrified and shaking in real life. Repeatedly seeing violence acts  can lead to a gradual desensitization until you get to the point where it’s just a dead body, …

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The horror of finals week

With finals happening this week, stressed out students fill the halls, clutching their study sheets and flash cards, waiting for it all to be over. Honestly, I am not ready for finals at all, and I’m sure other students feel the same. There are those students who never need to …

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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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