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Political correctness drains individuality

It is time to stop being excessively politically correct about everything and let developments in society transpire. Merriam-Webster defines political correctness as “agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people.” However, do we ...

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Slurs should be eliminated

Slurs are sometimes used in everyday conversations, but this is not OK. As many different cultures and languages come together, slang and slurs are developed. Some people may deem derogatory words or comments acceptable when not directed at someone specific, but they never stop and think of how their words ...

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Play review: ‘Ghosts’ haunts Trahern stage

I recently had the privilege of attending the Friday night performance of “Ghosts,” which was performed in the Trahern building from Wednesday, April 15, to Sunday, April 19. The first thing I noticed was the slanted stage. It was like the house was sliding down a hill, and I couldn’t ...

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LGBT pastor talks acceptance, being defrocked for sexuality

Megan Hodge is the pastor of the local nondenominational Whosoever Church, a former Army chaplain and a member of the LGBT community who was defrocked because of her sexual orientation. Hodge had served as an Army chaplain for almost 12 years when she was stripped of her credentials. Hodge became ...

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Nerdy for newbies: comic books

This one will be a little more circuitous because comic book story lines go in “arcs,” and they’re not all made equally. I’ll list here my top 10 favorite comic book stories to help some of the tentative newcomers delve into this particular realm of geekdom. Note they are not in order ...

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