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Leaked nudes: A sexual offense

Most social media users know there is a risk of public exposure when they post anything on the web. However, not as many people consider what would happen if their personal cell phone or email accounts were hacked and all their skeletons came tumbling out of the closet at once. ...

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Greek life: More than an expensive way of making friends

As APSU students anticipate the end of the semester, they may start considering how they want to get involved on campus in the future. Whether it’s joining an ultimate Frisbee team, book club or social group, there is likely something for each student’s personal interests. One of the best ways ...

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Thinning out obesity through soda tax

Obesity is a major concern worldwide, and it is time to turn this devastating health trend around, even if it means taxing the drinks that contribute to the epidemic. Obesity is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as having a body mass index greater than 30. This ...

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Ice bucket challenges might flood your feed, but the bigger picture is positive

Since late July, social media have exploded with videos of people pouring buckets of ice water on their heads in the name of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. ALS is a progressive disease of the nervous system. Those with ALS experience a degeneration of motor neurons, the nerve cells responsible for communication ...

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White House threatens to ban selfies with Obama

>> Chelsea Leonard The Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz lucked up with taking what may be the last presidential selfie with Obama. Ortiz snapped the shot while he visited the White House with the 2013 World Series winners. Unknown to the president, Ortiz has an endorsement deal with Samsung, the ...

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Unemployment benefits could be extended

>> Valerie Mcallister The U.S. government is in complete disarray. Many Americans remain jobless and therefore, are financially unstable. Thankfully, our government is “of the people and for the people.” Despite what some Americans believe, one of our government’s top priorities is coming to the aid of the less fortunate. ...

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