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Terror is born in America as well

A simple Google search will define the word “terrorist” as “a person who uses unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.” Nowhere in this basic explanation does it state the perpetrator needs to be from a foreign country to gain this title. With the ...

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University president holds dinner for black students with racist centerpiece

A small group of African-American students at a Nashville, Tennessee college, Lipscomb University, were invited to a dinner with the university’s President, Randy Lowry and were greeted with tasteless décor, broken promises and offensive gestures, leaving the students feeling full of anger and confusion. This dinner was specifically organized for ...

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Nontraditional students feel equal in academic opportunity, lacking in social

APSU’s mission statement promises to offer the same opportunities to traditional and nontraditional students, but there are mixed feelings on whether this commitment is being fulfilled. There is no question that each student will receive the same education, however the experience provided can be extremely different. “Academically, we have the ...

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Trump ends equal pay act, feminist daughter agrees

Ivanka Trump’s hypocritical approach to supporting her father’s decision to end the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, put in to act by former President of the U.S. Barack Obama, is nothing more than an attempt to further solidify the welcoming of prejudiced ways into our country. The Lilly ...

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Microaggressions are painful to the marginalized communities around us

As a society, we must be conscious of our words and actions. With education comes the ability to place yourself in someone else’s shoes and the rationale to understand why words are harmful An innocent comment about your Asian friend always succeeding in math courses, a quick joke to your ...

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Dear Obama

Dear Barack Hussein Obama II, The other day, with tear stained cheeks, I found myself pleading to you in my car. You left me and all of my brothers and sisters in this nation two hundred and thirty-two days ago, and the pain has not lessened, but became much more ...

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