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Political pangs in the butt

By MELISSA PERKINS America is supposedly the “The Land of the Free.” This concept entails the idea of free speech and freedom of the press, freedom of religion and the right to assemble and to…


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Government run health care is socialism

By QUINN ZIMMER Back in 2008, when President Barack Obama was campaigning, one of his biggest promises was to reform the health care system. The promise is becoming more and more of a reality as…


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Evony and Agony

By ERIC KRYSIUK If you spend any time on the internet at all, you’ve probably seen advertisements for what looks like some porn site or similar with a game attached called Evony. They’re a prime…


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America’s old newest addiction

By MOLLY MERCIER Every time I voice my anti-vaccination opinions, people look at me like I’m crazy.  In fact, in my entire life I’ve only met a handful of other people who, like me, chose…


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My beef with the meat industry

I watched a news story about a man who was arrested for dog fighting. He had kept up to 20 dogs at a time in severely neglectful conditions and the dogs that were still alive were dehydrated, injured and starved.


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Dating responsibilities in college

People change in college; it’s as natural as the seasons changing. We see that in our senior peers, for the moment we hit college, we find ourselves surrounded by people more experienced with this change; some already having found their place in the world.


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Contemplating College

Being at college during your late teens or early twenties will probably be the most curious yet memorable time of your life.


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Democracy ripping itself apart

The worst thing about American politics is the fact that most people fail to see past their own personal interests.
This many seem like a blanket statement.
That’s because it is. Republicans, Democrats, Green party members and


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Governing for the greater good is not socialism

Every time our government attempts to do something that will actually benefit our citizens, a vast outcry of “socialism” arises from the right. The government they decry is simply an institution for and by the people, made up of elected officials, and put in place for the purpose of organizing our pooled resources to benefit the greater good.
That being said, our pooled resources, meaning our taxes, are meant to be spent on things that serve our citizens.
For example, we spend billions of our tax dollars on