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Motivation isn’t everything

Jivan Adhikari, [email protected]

October 16, 2017


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What is motivation? How can you be motivated? Does motivation work on you? Has it worked on you yet? Motivation is simply a driving force that pushes us to do something. But motivation is not the solution to all problems. People often want to be motivated. They think motivation is the key to success....

Kappa Sigma reminded us that racism still exists

Jimmon Felton, [email protected]

October 16, 2017


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I know what type of world we live in. I see this type of stuff all the time. I am a 21-year-old black male living in America who has nothing but good going his way, but certain places I go, I get looked at like I’m a convict. A lot of people are shocked about the Kappa Sigma pledges being outed...

Too many parents take advantage of the ‘religious freedom’ vaccine loophole

Madison Bryan, [email protected]

October 16, 2017


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Children are highly susceptible to diseases, which is why it is so important to have them vaccinated. However, for other children with weak immune systems or cancer, that is simply not an option. Due to loopholes related to religious freedom, some parents can get away with not having their children vaccinated. While...

Art is important for everyone

Abigail Gardner, [email protected]

October 16, 2017


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Classes that immerse you in the fine arts may not be your favorite, but I believe they play a major role in shaping all students’ lives. Art enhances the way in which we learn as students. It motivates individuals to express themselves in new, creative ways. Without art, we would all be uniform, dull...

Sexual assault in the U.S. is still too high

Hope Stapleton, [email protected]

October 11, 2017


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What is sexual assault? It’s forced sexual activity that the assaulted individual did not consent too. It includes not only rape, but attempted rape, as well. Did you know that one in five women in college has or will experience a type of sexual assault? One in 16 men will experience this, as well. Sexual har...

Puerto Rico has aid, no way to distribute it

Alfonzo Galvan, [email protected]

October 9, 2017


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Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm, hit the island of Puerto Rico on a Wednesday morning almost three weeks ago. This hurricane was the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in over 85 years. The storm pummeled the island with 155 mph winds. Maria caused billions of dollars’ worth of damage. Nearly t...

Government should stay out of the NFL

Megan Henderson

October 3, 2017


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  Colin Kaepernick. He’s been in the news so much over the past couple of years, that every household in America knows who he is: The NFL player who dared to take a knee during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” He did so in protest of a national system that he believes is unjust. A system...

Learning to love yourself is hard, but rewarding

Hope Stapleton

October 3, 2017


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Do you love yourself? To some, it can seem like a simple question. To others, it could turn your mind into a battle field. With today’s society being a climate of comparison, it is hard for people to be themselves when they are constantly shown how they should look or how they should act. People really...

Reading a book is good for you, especially before bed

Biebek Chamlagain

October 3, 2017


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The culture of reading novels is in great decline. In the modern digital world, most of what we read is in the form of pdfs and audio books. Be it a student who already has many course books to read or an employee who is occupied by an extremely hectic schedule, I think everyone should read novels. And...

Trumpcare flops again, we still don’t have decent coverage

Kaitlin Maness

October 3, 2017


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Four years of classes, countless last minute assignments, parties that nearly cost you a F in a test, late night study sessions and it all ends with one proud walk across the stage. It has to be special.   As Warhawks prepare to take flight out of the nest and into the “real world,” 31...

Taking guns away won’t work; background checks are better

Alaina Wimbish, [email protected]

September 25, 2017


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Gun control has been a hot topic in recent years. It’s the debate between raising enforcement laws or restricting the amount and type of guns a person in the United States can own. Statistics show that, in recent years, firearms are responsible for most of the deaths in the nation. That includes e...

DACA should be repealed, has too many loopholes

Hope Stapleton, [email protected]

September 18, 2017


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During June of 2012, Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals, better known as DACA, was initiated as an immigration service. It was created by Homeland Security to help individuals who were brought to the United States as children. This group is commonly referred to as “Dreamers.” This program h...

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