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Opinion: Sex education is more important than you think

Opinion: Sex education is more important than you think

Kris Albert, [email protected]

May 1, 2018


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Sex. Let me say it again. Sex. Sex is a topic that gets discussed more and more as society evolves. There are plenty of reasons why people don’t like this, especially when thinking from a religious point of view. Although sex is being talked about more in pop culture, it is being talked about less i...

Opinion: Fast Food is unhealthy convenience

Opinion: Fast Food is unhealthy convenience

Sulochan Acharya, [email protected]

May 1, 2018


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A majority of individuals lean toward fast food due to its convenience, accessibility, and flavorful quality. However, with the developing prevalence of fast food, obesity has increased.  The fast food industry has been a staple of American culture since the early 1950s. This industry got starte...

Opinion: Athletes deserve to get paid

Opinion: Athletes deserve to get paid

Ujjwal Pandey, [email protected]

May 1, 2018


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There has been discussion recently on whether or not college athletes should get paid. Some people believe that since those athletes are already getting scholarships in the form of book stipends, free lodging and food, they shouldn’t get a paycheck on top of it. However, there are those who believe ath...

Opinion: Medical marijuana has many benefits

Opinion: Medical marijuana has many benefits

Sovit Khatri, [email protected]

May 1, 2018


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Marijuana has been decriminalized in 29 states across the U.S. plus Washington D.C. The inclination towards legalization is increasing as West Monroe obtained its medical marijuana license Wednesday, making it the first of its kind in northeast Louisiana. The legalization of marijuana has always been a ...

GUEST OPINION: Trust your Doctor, not WebMD

GUEST OPINION: Trust your Doctor, not WebMD

Susan Egbert, [email protected]

April 25, 2018


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Ever had a cough that never seemed to go away? Have you ever noticed something about your body that was totally weird, but were too afraid to ask someone about it?   As college students, these days we have information available by just a click or a tap. However, just because you’re looking up...

Opinion:Gambling does not pay the bills

Opinion:Gambling does not pay the bills

Samunda Aryal, [email protected]

April 23, 2018


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Today in America, gambling can be a matter of life and death. Gambling is a unique form of entertainment and is popular in the U.S. People usually turn to gambling because they think it could be their one-way ticket to getting rich. However, it could also be their one-way ticket to poverty and debt. It...

Hawkeye POV: Our understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder can be improved

Hawkeye POV: Our understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder can be improved

April 23, 2018


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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological disorder that affects the way people communicate with others. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people.” So, why are people with ASD treated dif...

Opinion: Electric cars are the future

Opinion: Electric cars are the future

Niren Maharjan, [email protected]

April 23, 2018


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The excessive usage of gasoline-powered vehicles has caused an adverse effect on nature. Other alternatives are now being considered. The electric vehicle (EV) is one credible alternative because of its efficiency, increased driving range and environment-friendly nature. Due to the effect caused on the atm...

Opinion: Data breaches are an invasion of privacy

Opinion: Data breaches are an invasion of privacy

Bijay Giri, [email protected]

April 23, 2018


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Data breaches have been a major part of recent news. With more and more information being stored online, this problem is bound to increase if a solution is not found. There have been approximately 17 major data breaches in the last 10 years, which includes data breaches from Yahoo, Equifax, Sony, JP M...

Hawkeye POV: Louisiana education woes

Hawkeye POV: Louisiana education woes

Hawkeye Staff, [email protected]

April 16, 2018


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If a person works hard in school, they should be rewarded. State funding for education has faced many setbacks here in Louisiana. Higher education made cuts to the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), a program of state scholarships for Louisiana residents. Recently, there has been talk of defun...

Opinion: Raise the minimum wage already

Opinion: Raise the minimum wage already

Hope Stapleton, [email protected]

April 16, 2018


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The first federal minimum wage of 25 cents an hour was introduced in 1938 during the Great Depression by former president Franklin Roosevelt. Since then, it has changed a total of 22 times. In 2008, we saw the last raise of $6.55 to $7.25. 29 states, plus the District of Columbia, have raised the mi...

Opinion: Emotional support animals benefit college students

Opinion: Emotional support animals benefit college students

Kerrion Henry, [email protected]

April 16, 2018


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How great would it be to bring your pet to stay with you on campus? For many students, it is hard leaving a pet behind when going to college because of the emotional comfort pets bring us. At most universities, pets are not allowed to stay with their owners, but there are exceptions. Emotional supp...

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