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Wednesday 09/02/2015
Consent and communication key in campus sex
Updated: September 02, 2015 - 10:39 am

In a society dictated by political correctness, we sometimes lose sight of our true intentions. Lines become blurred, and our initial intent may be a bit obfuscated. In everyday conversation, in writing assignments, in the various means by which we communication, we encounter barriers that hinder our ability to say what we mean.

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Thursday 04/30/2015
Death penalty inhumane; ineffective at deterring crime
Posted: April 30, 2015

Imagine standing in complete darkness waiting. You’ve been waiting for years now, but it doesn’t change the terrifying sound of clicks as the guns are loaded.

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Friday 04/17/2015
Self-accountability not enough for pilot mental examinations
Posted: April 17, 2015

On March 24, 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps en route to Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Rolling Stone and the Dangers of Irresponsible Reporting
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 4:56 pm

In the field of journalism, nothing is more important than your source.

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Monday 04/13/2015
Not so free: Ambiguous legislature has unintended consequences
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 3:06 pm

I believe taking another human being’s life is immoral based on my sincerely held religious beliefs.

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Monday 03/16/2015
A nation that's still black and white
Updated: March 19, 2015 - 10:10 am

My interest in Greek life was never a general desire for brotherhood or organizational involvement, it was a specific drive to belong to an organization that stood for the principles I believed in, and because of that the process by which I became Greek was substantially different from most men in my demographic.

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Equality: Still just a dream
Updated: March 19, 2015 - 10:10 am

In a day and age where no one who is born in America has a pure pedigree, you would think racism is fading into the background of history and equality is emerging into the spotlight of pop culture. Sadly, decades after the height of the Civil Rights movement, we have yet to see a cohesiveness that disregards skin color.

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Learning a second language means more global converstations, opportunities
Updated: March 16, 2015 - 9:44 am

You are walking across the streets of the neighborhood that you will live in after college, and you come across businessman wearing Ray Bans worth more than your car and a watch worth more than your house. He falls and drops his suitcase, and you quickly come to this aid, being the generous person that you are. After helping him get off of the ground, the man thanks you, shaking your hand and showing his appreciation.

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Free choice triumphs in vaccination debate
Updated: March 16, 2015 - 9:34 am

A recurring hot topic in the media in recent years is the issue of required vaccinations; specifically in the context of primary school admissions. Currently, nearly every state requires students so be vaccinated in order to be to be enrolled in public schools (with exemptions based on religious or health reasons). Nineteen states take these exemptions even further and allow for personal belief to be a sufficient enough reason to not have a child vaccinated. It is this form of exemption that sparks the most debate and controversy over the vaccination issue.

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Tuesday 03/03/2015
A-State stubs out smoking
Updated: March 03, 2015 - 5:44 pm

This last week at Arkansas State University has been one of outrage for the community of tobacco users here on campus.

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Sunday 03/01/2015
Letter to the Editor: Same-sex marriage promotes love, care of children
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 7:49 pm

In last week’s letter to the editor, William Kazyak gave some “down-to-earth” reasons why homosexuals should not be allowed to marry. I highly disagree on the basis that heterosexual marriages are nowhere near as perfect and loving as society makes them out to be. Because of this, I believe if a man and woman who do not even truly love each other can marry, two women or men who are completely devoted to each other should also have that same right.

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Letter to the Editor: Arguing against same-sex marriage
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 7:49 pm

The debate over homosexual unions is one that has exploded over the last couple decades into a frontline battleground from many perspectives. Most notably, and most importantly, it is a moral question – one of whether or not to give immoral and unnatural behavior equal status with natural, moral lifestyles. This is acknowledged even by LGBT activists like Paul Varnell, who said, “The gay movement, whether we acknowledge it or not, is not a civil rights movement, not even a sexual liberation movement, but a moral revolution aimed at changing people’s view of homosexuality.” But aside from supernatural objections, there are also temporal reasons why homosexual unions are and should continue to be opposed and held in disfavor.

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Inclement weather policy encourages safety, not slacking
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 2:39 am

Too often we Arkansans think normal life is put on pause any time cold, white, fluffy stuff falls from the sky. If there is any chance of our feet flying out from under us on a damp sidewalk, we are likely to call it a day and stay indoors indefinitely.

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Monday 02/23/2015
Legalizing same-sex marriage, a debate over rights, not morality
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 4:43 pm

History was made in Alabama on Feb. 9 after a federal judge’s ruling legalized same-sex marriages in the state. The issue of same-sex marriage has been prominent in law making discussions for the past few years, and as more people have stood up for marriage equality, more states have stood behind the idea of same-sex marriages. Arkansas, however, remains one of the few states that still bans same-sex marriage.

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Wednesday 02/18/2015
Journalists should 'do no harm'
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 2:33 pm

Primum non nocere, or “first, do no harm” in English, is a Latin term most closely associated with doctors. However, this basic principle doesn’t just apply to the medical world–-it also applies to the world of media and journalism. “Do no harm” is a fundamental element that relies on journalists reporting with integrity. This simply means they report with truth.

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Wednesday 02/11/2015
Battle of V-Day not yet over
Posted: February 11, 2015

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and every Walmart in town is probably already out of red roses, which means you’re going to have to pay $70 for a dozen at an overpriced florist. If this really stresses you out, there is a bright side: pretty much everyone else, single and taken alike, is just as miserable as you are.

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U.S. needs support of citizens in War on Terror responses
Posted: February 11, 2015

For almost two decades, the United States has been the world’s leading member in the fight against terror throughout the world. Our reputation as an active force in defending the world from present evil dates all the way back to the Afghanistan war. The United States has been a symbol of the authority over the fight against terrorism—until recently, of course.

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Is rape culture the new pop culture?
Posted: February 11, 2015

For many women, the idea of a sexual assault is not a hypothetical scenario. The concept shifts dramatically from woman to woman, but many see the idea as not an if, but a when. From early adolescence, girls are trained on how to prevent an attacker and how to avoid getting themselves into a situation where they can be raped.

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