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Two-party system is not beneficial for America

Two-party system is not beneficial for America

Suprabha Pudasainy, [email protected]

November 18, 2018


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Liberals and conservatives, left and right, blue and red. These terms have never been as divided when compared to each other as they are now. While the division between the democrats and the republicans define the basic framework of American politics, this division has become even more prominent duri...

Ho-Ho-Hold your horses on Christmas

Ho-Ho-Hold your horses on Christmas

Ashlyn Dupree, [email protected]

November 18, 2018


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As Halloween came to a close a couple of weeks ago, the ghouls, vampires and spiderweb decorations came down, and the Christmas lights went up. Wait, did you read that correctly? Yes, Christmas decorations are starting to go up. From Walmart to your favorite restaurant,  Halloween quickly became Chris...

Stan Lee fought for social justice

Stan Lee fought for social justice

Taylor Costa, [email protected]

November 18, 2018


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In a world where comic books created a safe place for people, Stan Lee made it easier by  creating a world where there’s no discrimination, judgment or ageism. Comic books have been called “fantasies” and that they’re read only by “nerds” or “losers.” Those statements couldn’t be a...

Successful finals week starts with zero stress

Successful finals week starts with zero stress

Kris Albert, [email protected]

November 18, 2018


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Finals week is fast approaching for college students across the nation. Finals week at ULM starts the week after Thanksgiving break. Senior students will walk across the stage and receive their college diploma on Dec. 8. Stress is starting to build as these major moments draw near. Prolonged and const...

Voting finally rid us of an outdated law

Miles Jordan, [email protected]

November 12, 2018


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The state of Louisiana got something right. The people of Louisiana got something right. The legislators of Louisiana got something right. All of those statements are a known rarity for people from Louisiana, we know how futile progress or change can be in the state. Missteps are frequent and often...

New hours equal healthier students

John Radcliffe, [email protected]

November 12, 2018


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Coming into college, everyone has heard of the “Freshman Fifteen,” the massive weight gain students face attributed to the lack of not working out and new eating habits. With that said, I am thankful that the Activity Center has considered that many students lack the proper amount of exercise and...

Our citizenship may be at risk

Our citizenship may be at risk

Alfonzo Galvan, [email protected]

November 12, 2018


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Recently, President Trump made a comment on Twitter about ending birthright citizenship. Although his exact reasoning for doing so is unknown, it kind of sounds like a waste of time and an enormous hassle if you ask me. First of all, what is birthright citizenship you may ask? Birthright citizenship...

#HBCULM: It’s more than a hashtag

Kandace Moss, [email protected]

November 12, 2018


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It’s hard being black-- you’re often either too black or not black enough. And, it is worse when your own people do not support you. A couple of weeks ago, ULM and pretty much every Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the country went head to head on social media over a hashtag started...

Balloon releases harm wildlife

Balloon releases harm wildlife

Prajal Prasai, [email protected]

November 4, 2018


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Some of the student organizations on campus, in the recent days, have organized balloon releasing events in the name of various social causes. The actions of these students are truly noble, but the way it is done, the releasing of balloons, needs to be called into question. Who would think that something...

Nationally legalize recreational marijuana

Nationally legalize recreational marijuana

Kris Albert, [email protected]

November 4, 2018


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Marijuana is finally become less and less criminal in Louisiana with new dispensaries being opened, even in our backyard of Monroe. This is something that will be met with some criticism, but shouldn’t. Marijuana holds a label that it simply does not fit. It is not like any other “street” drug....

Would you die for freedom of speech?

Would you die for freedom of speech?

Ashlyn Dupree, [email protected]

November 4, 2018


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According to cpj.org, in the past year, 45 journalists have been killed while doing their job. Most of these journalists were killed in places like Afghanistan, Syria, and U.S. One of the most recent murders was the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist for the U.S. According to bbc.com, Khashoggi...

Halloween has turned into tricks, not treats

Halloween has turned into tricks, not treats

Chelsea Terrell, [email protected]

November 4, 2018


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Halloween is the fun time of the year when young children or even some adults dress up as characters, creatures or people they admire or choose to be for the night. The unique holiday is always celebrated with children dressing up and traveling house to house receiving candy and other sweet treats...

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