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Safe spaces protect, not stifle, diversity in opinions

Anna Gowin, Features and Entertainment Editor

March 22

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It is easy to say that the idea of a “safe space” violates principles of free speech, or that they shelter people from opposing opinions. But, often, the people who feel that way are the population who would never need a safe spa...

To fight speech you don’t agree with, use more speech, not less

Brandon Melerine, Contributor

March 15

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  Freedom of speech is enshrined in our Constitution under the First Amendment. It’s a fundamental right, inherent in our republic, and it’s needed to function as intended.   Safe spaces on campus violate the principle ...

Technology: Friend or Foe

John Hiltons, Contributor

March 8

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  I remember growing up listening to my pastor preach about how the world has come to a place of consistently desiring instant gratification.   He grew up in a time before we had instant mashed potatoes and r...

Which film is better: “Moonlight” or “La La Land?”

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

February 21

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The Academy Awards do not matter. History has proven, time and time again, the academy neither understands what is culturally relevant at the moment, nor what will go down in history as significant or worthy of remembrance. Fo...

This Valentine’s day, make the choice to love someone

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

February 12

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From birth, Americans are instilled with the belief that love is the strongest emotion we can possibly feel, an instinctive desire so great it is bound to conquer all. We are told when we meet the right person, we will fall head...

No, my vote won’t be waste

Clay Mistich, Contributor

November 2

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I'm voting third party. Deal with it. The biggest argument against voting third party is the myth of the wasted vote, the idea that if you vote for a candidate who doesn't win, your vote does not mean anything. The only wasted...

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