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There is no such thing as a ‘War on Christmas’

There is no such thing as a ‘War on Christmas’

Megan Henderson, [email protected]

November 20, 2017


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As we inch closer and closer to Dec. 25, we start hearing more holiday-themed greetings. We hear them from family and friends, from the people ringing bells for donations outside stores and even from people we don’t know. Unfortunately, with every person saying “Happy Holidays,” there is anot...

Schulze cafeteria is ‘leafing’ vegan students behind

Schulze cafeteria is ‘leafing’ vegan students behind

Ethan Dennis, [email protected]

November 20, 2017


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Visits to Schulze Cafeteria, or “the caf,” have become a constant disappointment to many vegetarian and vegan students who live on campus. Now, you may not feel this way when you’re chowing down on “Fried Chicken Wednesday,” but for some students on campus like me, a pescatarian who’s strug...

Just keep moving forward; suicide is never the answer

Just keep moving  forward; suicide is never the answer

Smriti Singh, [email protected]

November 13, 2017


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I wonder how people could ever decide to end their lives so quickly. Suicide is the most brutal way to end one’s life. I know life is not easy. It isn’t supposed to be. We have to put a lot of hard work into it. In fact, life is the reflection of our struggles. Honestly, life is...

Women still make less money than men for the same job

Women still make less money than men for the same job

Hope Stapleton, [email protected]

November 13, 2017


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The complicated debate on whether wage gap is a myth or real has been an ongoing battle for decades now. While some may argue that the wage gap is a myth, it’s a fact. Statistics show that gender wage gap is an issue that many face. Statistics also show that slowly, but surely the gap is becoming...

Climate change is not something to dismiss

Climate change is not something to dismiss

Arohan Rimal, [email protected]

November 13, 2017


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News about climate change and global warming are not new to the people of the U.S. Besides being one of the most common and highly publicized global issues, very little is being done for climate change here. Because this topic is highly politicized, an initiative for green energy is never fully appreciated. The...

$15 an hour is not realistic, benefits are more reasonable

$15 an hour is not realistic, benefits are more reasonable

Alfonzo Galvan, [email protected]

November 6, 2017


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Raising the minimum wage has been an ongoing debate in America for the last couple of years. Many states have implemented a statewide minimum wage that is higher than the national minimum to please their residents. To those who consider a higher minimum wage a solution to their financial problems,...

Adopt, don’t shop: Puppy mills need to be stopped

Adopt, don’t shop: Puppy mills need to be stopped

Megan Henderson, [email protected]

November 6, 2017


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Even when I was a child, I was an advocate for animals. I’ve always had a heart for these helpless creatures that don’t have voices of their own. That’s why today I want to talk about one of the most egregious crimes against animals: Puppy mills. According to the ASPCA, “a puppy mill...

Why it took decades for women to talk about Harvey Weinstein

Why it took decades for women to talk about Harvey Weinstein

Megan Henderson, [email protected]

October 31, 2017


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Over 50 women and counting have made allegations of sexual assault or harassment against film producer and former studio executive Harvey Weinstein. These allegations span decades and involve everything from groping to full-blown rape. In addition to these women, quite a few men have come out in...

Kappa Sigma’s Punishment is not Fair to Everyone

Clarence Nash, Jr., [email protected]

October 31, 2017


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The punishment given to ULM’s Kappa Sigma Fraternity was way too harsh. By now, we’ve all heard about what happened. A few of their pledges decided that it was OK to use racial slurs and racially demeaning statements about the black community. This was in response to one of their fellow...

Boy Scouts Letting Girls Join is a Foolish Mistake

Corlyn Key, [email protected]

October 31, 2017


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On International Girls’ Day, the Boy Scouts of America made the awful announcement that they will be allowing girls to join its organization. They will also have the possibility of rising through the ranks and becoming an Eagle Scout, which is the highest achievement attainable in the organization. Although...

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...

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