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Is cell phone tapping necessary for our country?

We long for privacy, yet rarely receive it. We live in a nation where our government can track where we are and who we talk to; they know every detail of our lives. This lack of privacy has always been an issue and caused Americans unrest. Privacy, as citizens, was ...

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Saving is the key to success for college students

Money. We all want it. As college students, we are all sorely lacking a six-figure bank account to provide our every need or want. It is hard enough to plan out the next semester without the added pressure of having to hear loaded questions from adults 20 or more years ...

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Is the pull up test really fair for women?

By Valerie Mcallister >>Staff Writer The United States Military prides itself on possessing many characteristics, including its use of tactics, size and most importantly to its ever increasing strength. As with any country’s military force, strength is of the utmost importance. In general, large organizations hold standards individuals must reach. ...

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Smoking outside of Trahern building causing a big debate

>>Chelsea Leonard Posted on the back door of the Trahern Building is the sign, “NO SMOKING HERE.” It goes on to say, however, “But since you are going to anyway THROW AWAY YOUR BUTTS (in the trash).” This notice is posted on an average building on campus, just next to ...

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Military spending cutbacks could be beneficial

>>Valerie Mccallister The U.S. prides itself on its military’s strength, size and tactics. Currently, the U.S. is not actively participating in a large ground war, and subsequently the Obama administration is suggesting military spending cuts. According to NBC News, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said, “our future force will assume ...

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Conflict prevention could decrease homicide acts

>> Chelsea Leonard 17-year-old Floridian Jordan Davis was killed outside of a gas station in Jacksonville after being asked to turn his music down. Davis was in an SUV with friends making a pit stop at a gas station, when Michael Dunn, 45, allegedly asked him to lower the volume ...

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