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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 This age old playground saying is out of date and wrong.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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Pro: Attack on Syria

Regardless of political affiliations, or reservations stemming from the fact that this conflict may not be “our problem”, Americans have a duty to act against the horrific mistreatment done to Syrians by the Assad regime. On August 21st, in the midst of a bloody civil war, Syria’s government targeted and …

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Con: Attack on Syria

America is a truly powerful country and has an obligation to protect those who can’t protect themselves. However, there is a fine line between control and protection. Recently, information has come to our knowledge that the country of Syria is using chemical weapons in their civil war. Chemical weapons in …

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Off Rolls

To students, an off roll or two may seem like heaven compared to their last few years. However, the schools’ opening of off rolls to all class periods has taken a turn for the worst. As a freshman, I practically dreamt of the time when I would finally be able …

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