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Capital punishment necessary in certain cases

Defining laws and policies is a difficult thing to do because everyone has different opinions about what should and shouldn’t be allowed.   Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is an issue that many have trouble finding common ground on. The death penalty is defined by Google as “the legally authorized killing …

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Censorship of books impedes on the development of students

The issue of censorship has been debated many times in the past on federal, state, and local levels. There has also been the celebration of “banned books” at schools every year without students really understanding the reasons behind the bans.   Classic literature such as “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee faced accusations such as promoting …

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Valentines Day is a Corporate Scam

There are many speculations about how Valentines day came to be, many of them including a pagan festival with “fertility blessings” and the roman god, Cupid, shooting arrows at people to make them fall in love.   The purpose of Valentine’s day as celebrated by America is to shower loved ones with appreciation and love; but it has always had …

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Abandon the Bans on Pit Bulls

For years, pitt bulls have been one of the most dangerous dogs because they are often bred to fight. Stereotypes such as having the strongest bite and a “locking jaw” have been used to argue that they have no place in any household and justify their mistreatment.   Pitt bulls have an 86.7% temperament passing rate. Temperament …

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Schools Focus on athletics becoming detrimental to funding for extracurriculars and academics

It is no doubt that America values its sports more than other countries; especially when it comes to college and professional level athletics.   However, the amount of money that is being used for sports, specifically football and basketball, has overshadowed other sports and extracurriculars. The world’s smartest countries focus more on academics and let athletics become …

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‘Live PD’ misrepresents communities

‘Live PD’ the A&E smash hit follows law enforcement officers while they patrol cities each weekend. Through the show, viewers get the opportunity to see the day-to-day life of police officers on patrol and their interactions with local citizens in nearly real time. The series often highlights exciting moments such …

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Op Ed: The Status of Sports

Many fans were not happy with the way the football season ended. That being said, I think it is worth mentioning that football is not the only sport at Pitt State. While it may be the most popular, many other sports do great things and have successful seasons.   Each sport is also gaining new players and new competitors …

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