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Banning hard alcohol will not decrease crimes

by Kristin Whitman People will find a way to do what they want, no matter what they’re told—case and point: prohibition. Dartmouth College is a member of the Ivy League and is constantly ranked among the world’s greatest academic institutions, yet the school alcohol policy is up for debate among students, faculty and staff. President Phil Hanlon announced policy reforms ...

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Counter Movements are #petty

by Elan Waite Counter Movement/ Piggy-back movements We need to grow up. Today, there seems to be a recurring pattern amongst social movements. Step 1: Find a cause. Step 2: Create a voice through social media. Step 3: Sit back and wait for the piggy-back movement to strike. Early last year, social media was taken by storm when the hashtag ...

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Different strokes: Viewers disagree on ’50 Shades’

by Kenzie Kesselring Friday’s release of the movie adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” has caused some controversy between women who have been anxiously awaiting the movie and women who find it to be obscene and abusive. “Fifty Shades of Grey” originally caused a lot of media buzz when the first book was released in 2012. Women flocked to their ...

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Homosexuals cannot have their cake and eat it too

by Jordan Barela Only in America can a person sue someone for not wanting to spread hate, slap a “violation of civil rights” defense on the law suit, and call it a day. In late January, a baker in Colorado was sued for refusing to put an anti-gay message on a cake. The customer came to Azucar Bakery in Denver ...

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Get your butt up the stairs

by Jordan Hill Get your butt up the stairs and off the elevator. As a full-time college student with a part-time job, it may be hard for you to get the necessary exercise to stay healthy. It is tempting to wait on the elevator in the parking deck rather than take the stairs that are right across the hall from ...

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Battle for the Blazers

by Jyrell Wynn A hot debate that is steadily circulating is whether women’s sports teams should be called “Lady” mascots. For example, in the case of VSU sports, Lady Blazers should be able to make up their own mind about what they want to be called. If players want to be called Lady Blazers, let them have their title. They ...

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Feminism (n): advocacy of equal treatment for the sexes

With racism in the recent limelight, another ism is being put on the back burner: Feminism. Feminism is the belief that women deserve equal rights as men. It is not about hating men and overcoming them. Women’s rights have progressed a long way from hundreds of years ago. Gone are the days when women stayed home to iron shirts and ...

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Pro/Con: Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Georgia

by Zenobia Harris While the legalization of medical marijuana would provide some small relief for children and adults who use cannabis oil as a form of treatment for severe medical conditions, it poses serious problems both for the government and the patients. Because the use of marijuana as a medical treatment hasn’t been thoroughly tested, some of the dangers and ...

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Pro/Con: American Sniper is a Hero?

PRO by Tatyana Phelps According to some Americans, if you are in the military, shooting the enemy makes you a bad person, not just a person doing your job. The lead character in the box-office record-breaking movie “American Sniper,” Chris Kyle, has received a bit of backlash after the release of the film, despite many people believing he is a ...

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Our point of view…

It is up to faculty, students to prepare graduates for work College is the time that we are supposed to choose what career we potentially want to have for the rest of our lives. Forever. No pressure. Right. According to an article on chronicle.com, a survey was conducted that dismissed all hope for students. The results from that survey said ...

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