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#Peaylection16: You Are Not Who You Vote For

In an election with such drastically different candidates, voting is crucial and no voter should be judged based on who they vote for. Voting is important because every vote helps to decide the direction the country will go toward. In the Republican and Democratic parties, many people feel very strongly ...

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Students need access to pepper spray

Pepper spray should be allowed on campus so students can properly defend themselves from potential attackers. Currently, pepper spray is technically labeled as a weapon under Tennessee law, which defines a deadly weapon as “a firearm or anything manifestly designed, made or adapted for the purpose of inflicting death or ...

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What do you think about Greek life?

Greek life is a prominent feature on campus. Many people choose to join a fraternity or sorority, ranging from Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council or National Panhellenic Council. While some say that Greek life is just a popularity contest or a way to buy your friends, many others believe that it is ...

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More political parties, more room for representation

The U.S. has suffered under the reign of a two-party system for long enough. Although some people would argue that the U.S. is not a two-party system, the U.S. truly focuses on the most prevalent parties in the country: the Republican and Democratic parties. There are other political parties aside ...

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Greek life: More than popularity contest

Despite negative misconceptions of Greek life being one big popularity contest and completely superficial, sororities and fraternities are some of the most rewarding organizations students can join, especially at a small institution like APSU. Social media often exemplifies the notion that Greek organizations promote a “you can’t sit with us” ...

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News websites should allow public comments

As National Public Radio (NPR) disables its comment feature, we realize that we need those comment sections on news websites more than ever. As of August 23, NPR decided to remove the comment section from their website and move in a new direction. Noticing that only a small percentage of their ...

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