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First debate: little substance, Big Bird

–psparn@my.apsu.edu If you missed the first presidential debate last week, all you need to know is Big Bird won and lost, depending on your political views. According to many polls and political pundits, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney actually won the debate, but neither candidate seemed to bring anything new ...

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Dysfunctional politics alienates voters

» Patrick Pierce –ppierce3@my.apsu.edu Politics is one of the three subjects you don’t bring up in conversations. While the other two toxic subjects are money and religion, politics ignites arguments, hurts feelings and/or puts people to sleep. During the height of political campaign season, many people are fed up with ...

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Social media should remain free for users

» Ronniesia Reed –rreed24@my.apsu.edu Think about how often you or someone you know uses social media sites like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Imagine how many of us would still be using these sites if we had to pay for them. Author and technology consultant, Phil Simon said we should pay ...

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World history repeats in an endless waltz

» Andy Wolf –awolf@my.apsu.edu In light of recent conflicts, protests and upheavals around the world it is easy to see that American influence is everywhere. These tensions have been magnified by the anti-American fury that has swept the Middle East in response to conflicts, the anti-Islamic film “The Innocence of ...

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Solutions for jammed parking lots

Patrick Pierce –ppierce3@my.apsu.edu Some of the biggest problems on any campus are commuting and the lack of parking. APSU is no different. It is not a secret APSU is growing, proudly referred to as Tennessee’s fastest growing university. More students means more commuters. More commuters means more cars and more ...

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Generation clueless

» Andy Wolf –awolf@my.apsu.edu Of all the things people should be aware of, world events and politics should be at the top of the list. Tensions in one country raise the price of fuel in another. Economic success and strain on one hemisphere of the globe determine what is a ...

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