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General education classes make learning more well-rounded

General education classes refer to the foundational courses required in a student’s college career that are meant to promote interdisciplinary learning and to prepare students for success after they graduate. Regardless of...


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Defending abusers is never acceptable

Many people are taught to always assume the best in others. Utilizing this principle can be a helpful tool in establishing a sense of trust in a world that can otherwise feel...


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Is online shopping better than traditional shopping?

I am much more of a Cyber Monday person than a Black Friday shopper. The mob scene of Black Friday, with stories of people tackling each other over the last iPhone or...


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When done conscientiously, social media activism can be effective

The world is on fire. Images of destruction fill your phone screen. What do you, the observer, do? As a young 20-something-year-old, you may say, “That’s awful!” As a student, you might...


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We must continue to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline

Ever since 2008, when a gas and oil corporation called TransCanada first proposed the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a battle has been waging among environmentalists, indigenous peoples, government officials and...


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Should the US create a G-3 alliance with Russia and China?

The G-8, or Group of Eight, a meeting of eight leaders from the most prominent nations, wasn’t strategically valuable for Russia, as it didn’t incentivize or highlight a special status for Russia....


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Sexual assault occurs whether or not alcohol is involved

Approximately one in five college women and one in 16 college men will be a victim of sexual assault. About 37 percent of female rape victims in the United States were first...


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Students should be wary of how much coffee they consume

I started drinking coffee in my senior year of high school. When it’s past midnight and you still need to read 20 pages of your Advanced Placement biology textbook and don’t quite...


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Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro and President Trump are scarily similar

In September, Brazil had a severe corruption probe exposing its nationalized oil company Petrobras; it was seemingly the largest graft investigation in Latin America’s political history. The operation allowed Petrobras to funnel...


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Buying used goods can help combat climate change

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change left us with a bleak forecast of our near future, projecting a 1.5 to 2 degree Celsius increase in global temperature from preindustrial levels, unless...