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Suicide prevention takes conscious effort

Instead of debating how selfish it is to kill oneself in a world of suffering, it is more productive to try and help those contemplating suicide. ...


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GPA obsession hurts the college culture

Levels of education are merely a staircase ins which each period of schooling exists only to bring students to the next, rather than as opportunities to grow and learn. ...


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Good stewardship requires tough decisions

The only effective way to help the forest regenerate is to actively remove at least 90 percent of deer ...


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'Rape culture' is not a buzzword

Until a woman can walk down the street free from vicious attacks, there is no reason to stop the conversation ...


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Playing it safe on immigration reform is a mistake

HIs actions threaten to alienate Hispanic voters dangerously close to what is shaping up to be a hotly contested election ...


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'Country' needs a feminist facelift

Such a progressive and fiery song is refreshing in a genre that is dominated by its male artists singing about trucks, tractors, babes and booze ...


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Apathy preserves the status quo

Politicians cater their attention and agenda to the demographics who vote. ...


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Children have much to teach us

My campers cause me to question how much hatred in the world is inherent and how much is learned ...


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'Ice Bucket Challenge' is a chance to change the way we give

The problem is that donating to charity should be a standard practice for citizens in wealthy countries like the United States ...


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It's OK if we're not all on the same page

This unity that comes from a common pool of literature is positive in many ways, but without variation between our individual libraries, we lose out on a lot. ...