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When things go bump in the night, bump back!

Many people, from friends to enemies, have told me that they dislike horror movies because they don’t want to be scared, but what if I said that’s not the point? You’re probably watching horror movies all wrong.  Yes, it is true that horror movies are scary. That would be kind …

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Kavanaugh not fit for the Supreme Court

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, and Christine Blasey Ford testified on Thursday for the Senate Judiciary Committee about Ford’s accusation against Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers. Ford came out with a statement saying Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her, after he was announced as a nominee …

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Help for veterans who bring a mental war home

Nearly 22 veterans commit suicide daily, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Of these 22 only six had recently reached out to the Department of Veterans Affairs for help.   This percentage has risen nearly 31 percent since 2004. While many studies have been completed to get a better understanding …

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Where the law ends and the fun begins

Video games are protected as free speech under the law, but they do not yet have that same respect in the realm of art, though they should.  Video games are a new art body, as compared to others. We’ve had theatre since the spoken word. We’ve had books since the …

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Stop burning your Nikes, it’s useless

Nike’s future is only looking up, so stop burning your shoes and socks, it’s immature and practically pointless.   Monday, Sept. 3, Colin Kaepernick announced that he would be the new face of Nike’s 30th anniversary campaign. “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt” were the words used …

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Violence creates culture of desensitization

Last year saw a total of 346 mass shootings in the U.S. alone, according to an ABC15 news article. And as of Aug. 26, this year has seen 234 mass shootings, and it’s not even September yet.   A ‘mass shooting’ is defined by the FBI as an incident at which …

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Kobach takes nomination after Colyer concedes 

The race to decide the Republican party nominee for the gubernatorial race in Kansas has officially come to an end with Kris Kobach taking the win over the incumbent Jeff Colyer.  The primary election’s results had Kobach and Colyer close in the polls. Kobach received 127,211 votes, while Colyer received …

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Seal of Biliteracy paves the way with modern language

The department of modern languages is rolling out a new program for students of Spanish and French: the seal of biliteracy.  “We’re rewarding people for what they can do,” said Grant Moss, associate professor of Spanish at Pittsburg State University.  The faculty of the department of modern languages, based in …

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Religion has no place in government

The First Amendment contains an apparent oxymoron: religious freedom is to be protected and there must be separation of church and state. Understandably, this can lead to erroneous interpretation, but one would expect the attorney general of the United States to know that the government’s laws derive from the Constitution, …

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The web has lost its safety net (neutrality)

As of last Monday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finally got their way with the web—after quite the lengthy battle, might I add. June 11 marked the end of free internet and the beginning of an unnecessary competition with the repeal of net neutrality taking affect.  Net neutrality provided a …

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