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In Defense of Sadness

Alya Bohr, Columnist
April 28, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Accepting sadness adds poignancy to life, makes us more creative, and helps us find and discover ourselves.

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Hillary’s Femdom Does Not Merit a Vote

Katy Wills, Columnist
April 28, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Clinton’s identity as a woman does not stand as a legitimate reason to elect her president of the United States, but it’s the reason many feminists do stand by.

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What it means to be American

What it means to be American

Peggy Li, Columnist
April 28, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Clinton’s identity as a woman does not stand as a legitimate reason to elect her president of the United States, but it’s the reason many feminists do stand by.

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Trump Manipulates Evangelicals

Sean Hannah, Columnist
April 21, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Evangelical Christianity emphasizes love and a mission to spread the word of God, so it is blatantly ironic that Trump’s supporters are so ready to accept his proposed laws that limit Mexican and Muslim Immigration.

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International Sport Competitions Hinder Latin American Development

Jose Coronado, Columnist
April 21, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

In my point of view Brazil made the mistake many latin americans, individuals, and nations, do – they tried to hard to put a good moment on exposition.

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Reactions to North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Detract from Bigger Issue

Ben Shoemake, Columnist
April 21, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

What interests me most, though, aren't the particularities of the bill or the conversations surrounding it, but the complete and total lack of perspective surrounding trans rights in general, which these recent events have served to make apparent.

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Embracing the Unexpected

Peggy Li, Columnist
April 14, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

We like to think, as people, that we have a great degree of control over our lives.

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Criminal Injustice

Alya Bohr, Columnist
April 14, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

When we tacitly accept these beliefs as truths, when we label those convicted of crime as categorically “evil” and then avert our eyes, we are doing a great disservice to the progress of our nation.

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Cultural Awareness Shouldn’t Preclude Cultural Critique

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist
April 14, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

When taken to its logical conclusion, glossing over of cultural practices as “just different” presupposes critical discussion.

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Fuccbois Have Rights Too

Peggy Li, Columnist
April 7, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

The way I see it, a major problem presents itself when people begin to say, “fuccbois all act a certain way.” Because how is that any different than the high school mentality of judging nerds for needing glases?

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Zen Buddhism Offers Path Towards Self-actualization

Adam Heymann, Columnist
April 7, 2016
Filed under OPINION

o enter a situation without baggage–the arbitrary social standards, past regrets, desired outcomes, and contrived ideas, scripts and seemingly preordained roles that we have adopted to get us where we want to be–is to clear a path towards self-actualization.

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Frustation Takes Down Socialism in Latin America

Jose Coronado, Columnist
April 7, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

One common thread tying these Latin American countries’ politics together is frustration: all three socialist governments promised to be different from the previous right-wing governments. They promised to alleviate the socioeconomic plight of the poor, but have in fact exacerbated the issue.

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