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Tiffany DeMoss

The Season of Giving, not Receiving

December marks the beginning of the holiday season for most. For some though, it starts right after Halloween. The holidays are surrounded by decorations, lights, gifts, and probably the biggest indicator of the season, an empty bank account. We spend all of our money on decorating our homes to show that we have the …

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Remaining socially distanced on this Black Friday

Black Friday is a day some people look forward to just as much as, and perhaps even more, than Thanksgiving. In preparation for Black Friday, friends and families tend to get together, stay up late, and wait in lengthy lines for hours to score the best deals of the year. Whether it be …

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Mental Health is important, and so are breaks

With the semester coming to a close, the heat is really on for students when it comes to schoolwork. Every semester once mid-terms come around professors start assigning more and more work for students. With weekly assignments topped with projects, papers, and finals (oh my!), students easily become overwhelmed.   COVID has changed the way this semester has …

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Testing positive for COVID

According to the Crawford County website, there are currently 132 active cases and 660 people in quarantine due to exposure. This number is up to date as of Tuesday, Nov. 3. I am currently one of those active cases. Last week I woke up feeling symptoms that normally come from the cold winter air coming …

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Marriage equality should be a basic human right

With the recent announcement of Amy Coney Barrett being picked by the president as the next supreme court justice, the topic of marriage equality has been brought to the surface again. Though, this time, in a negative light. From an article by NPR, Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito have voiced their concerns …

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Crime does not warrant death

Many people say that those who commit crimes should be aware of the consequences of their actions, including death. I say, what gives police officers, or citizens who feel they can take the law into their hands, the authority to sentence someone to death with a split-second decision.   According to the fifth amendment …

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Trump flags disgracing America

With the elections coming up quickly, Trump flags have become more abundant. Where there used to be a few here and there, they are spotted more and more during everyday drives. The basic blue Trump 2020 flags are most common, as well as the same style but in red. However, …

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Why we should support planned parenthood

When people think of Planned Parenthood, more than likely the first thing that comes to mind is abortion. While they do indeed offer abortions that is not the only service they offer. So why do we all go straight to abortion? Abortion is a controversial topic that many people deem morally and religiously wrong. Hearing …

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Construction students get hands on experience for the future

Senior construction students have been working on their construction projects nearing graduation. Each year students come up with an idea of a project that will benefit the school or community.   “I believe these projects are very beneficial for us construction students, it allows us to get real world experience and be …

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International students give country presentations

Continuing International Education Week, the international office put on country presentations. The presentations were held Tuesday Nov 19 from 1-2:30 and Wednesday Nov 20 from 1-2 in the Sunflower room of the Overman Student Center.   “I think the best part is like you can have the chance to talk about …

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