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Shut down the shutdown

Dec. 22, 2018 marked the first day of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, affecting 800,000 federal workers who are without pay. As the shutdown looms on past its one-month mark, no resolution seems to be in sight for shutting down the shutdown.  President Trump began this shutdown as …

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The time of ‘boys will be boys’ is over

“The Best A Man Can Get,” Gillette’s tagline for the last thirty years has taken a new meaning. With the release of Gillette’s new ad campaign, “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be,” comes a whirlwind of controversy. In the midst of the #MeToo movement, Gillette asks men “Is this the best a …

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Opinion: Trump’s wall is his biggest criminal act yet

President Donald J. Trump’s presidency has been marked by scandal, federal investigations, and now his infamous wall, but how have we arrived at this point, and why does this seem to be the “new normal?”  To examine the situation accurately, we first need to address how we got to such a …

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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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