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Students could effect change if they wanted

March 5, 2015

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With uncertainty in the state legislature regarding the upcoming fiscal year and the approaching elections, it is now more important than ever that college students begin to form their own political opinions and make their voices...

University needs answers amid budget speculation

Sean Ellis, Editor

February 26, 2015

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Following the town hall meetings held by the University’s administration over the past week, I am struggling to come to terms with the message being delivered to the public by the University. Governor Bobby Jindal will give...

Students need to fight for higher education

February 12, 2015

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In a little over two months, the Louisiana State Legislature will convene its 2015 regular session and the countdown to the likely budget cuts coming to Louisiana higher education this spring will begin. Putting the fate of...

Fifty Shades of Grey glorifying abusive relationship

February 5, 2015

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The highly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie comes out on Valentine’s Day, and the nation will be subjected to another dose of what happens when someone writes about something that they don’t quite understand. For...

Misandrist movement forces closer look at feminism

January 29, 2015

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Understanding and accepting that feminism is a gender equality movement is one step closer to realizing that the battle of the sexes cannot be won. By definition, feminism is supporting the same political, social and economic...

Budget cuts destroying Louisiana’s future

Sean Ellis, Editor

January 22, 2015

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In what has almost become an annual occurrence, the Louisiana State Legislature has announced another round of budget cuts for higher education. Governor Bobby Jindal and the state government have already slashed $673 million...

Emphasis on grades detrimental to learning

November 20, 2014

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With finals just around the corner, many students will be preparing to cram as much of the semester into their head for one final test, and there lies a major flaw in our education system. Learn information, forget information,...

Students need to watch wallets in holiday season

November 13, 2014

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With Thanksgiving and the holiday season around the corner, it’s time that college students exercise caution when heading to stores on Black Friday to fill stockings and find gifts for loved ones. College students, who typically...

Pivotal for students to exercise right to vote

November 6, 2014

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By the time this is published, votes from the midterm elections will have been counted and many will be happy to not see political ads taking up most of the commercial space between their favorite shows. However, it is likely...

Right to Die legislation causing controversy

Personal Opinion by: Melanie Cowan, Managing Editor

October 30, 2014

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The idea of physician-assisted death for terminally ill patients has only recently become a hot topic of debate when a young woman from California decided to call for this to become legal nationwide. Brittany Maynard has recently...

Mental illnesses common among college students

October 16, 2014

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We can all relate to one another when we feel overwhelmed or stressed. It can play a huge role in our paths to success. Mental illnesses among college students are becoming more common than we would like to admit or believe. According...

Breaking the perception of equality groups

October 9, 2014

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Equality groups, such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Gay Straight Alliance Network and also various feminist movements, have been recently perceived as trying to bring about dominance as...

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