Through the haze

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Smoking is our right Jeff Fetzer | Guest columnist The biggest issue with a smoking ban on campus is that it would make the lives of smokers on campus more difficult. It would also interfere with everyone’s right to decide whether he or she can smoke when and where he or she wants. Banning smoking on campus is different than the smoking bans in restaurants or parks because people don’t have to spend a majority of their time there. But in the case of students and smoking, a ban makes it more of a hardship to go through the day with the inability to smoke. Non-smokers who feel that the scent of smoke burdens their…

Population Control

population control

MICHELE BARNABY | Social Sciences Instructor Although world population reached 7 billion on Oct. 31, the need for a world population control policy, or a policy to control or reduce the current world population, is not necessary. Most nation states already have a population policy that sets aside federal funds for family planning. Strict population policies, like China’s one-child policy, are not needed today. What seems to be more important and more successful is economic development. As economic development takes place, people choose to limit (or control) family size, and this makes sense. In rural societies, children are needed to help out on the farm, take care of younger children, and care for the older…

A registration nation:birth certificate required

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buy an essay Extra measures are reasonable Jordan B. Simoncic | Guest Columnist With the new year comes a new law in Kansas. Kansas legislators want to change the way we, as citizens, vote. They are requiring photo identification to vote. For new voters who register on or after Jan. 1, 2013, legislators want you to have to show or provide proof of citizenship. The Kansas law requires photo ID from all in-person voters at every election. People submitting mail-in ballots must include either a copy of their photo ID or the number from the photo ID card. By requiring this proof of citizenship, legislators hope to cut voter fraud and easily track and prosecute…

Emotions get messy in Crazy, Stupid, Love

Carl Bachus | Collegio Reporter Love. It can be a many-splendored thing or a many-splintered thing. At least that is what screenwriter Dan Fogelman would like you to believe. His latest effort, “Crazy, Stupid, Love” follows three couples as they interact with one another and share the woes of lost love, and unrequited love. Cal Weaver (Steve Carell), a pencil pusher, gets the shock of a lifetime when his wife (Julianne Moore) tells him she cheated with one of her co-workers (Kevin Bacon). Completely distraught, he seeks advice on regaining his manhood from an obnoxiously successful ladies’ man, Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). In the midst of Cal’s re-evaluation and reinvention of his life, Jacob meets an…