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D.C. statehood must come to pass; our democracy depends on it

Since the 1970s, various movements to admit the District of Columbia as a new state to the Union have fallen flat. Continually, the city’s non-voting representative in the House of Representatives has introduced legislation that would start the process of statehood for D.C. In the modern era, the push for statehood may …

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Democrats’ naughtiest word: ‘affordable’

The two primary political parties, Democrats and Republicans, are often referred to as “liberal” and “conservative.” All this really boils down to is approaches to economic and social policy. The Democrats, the liberal party, is primarily concerned with larger government legislation that provides aid to the working poor, and civil …

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Letter to the Editor—Sexual Violence

Claire Hofstetter, PSU student   My name is Claire Hofstetter, and I am in the Intro to Women’s Studies class this year at PSU. For this class, I am doing a project about sexual violence. A lot of people and students may think they know exactly what sexual violence is (sexual assault and …

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Sexuality Education is important at all ages

In the last four days news has spread of Nebraska’s plan to update their Health Education Standards. Nebraska updated their Health Education Standards on March 4 to include beginning sexuality education in Kindergarten. It describes eight categories that are important for their health education. These categories are personal health, nutrition, physical activity, substance abuse …

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