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Letter to the editor: Bringing awareness to suicide prevention

Contributed by: Katie Dunn, senior Public Health major Dear Editor Thompson, In 2016, there were thirty lives claimed by suicide in Montgomery County, TN. 1 Suicide is the number two leading cause of death for young people in the United States and continues growing. Suicide can be prevented when people ...

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Battle of the movies: Classics vs. Remakes

We are getting a lot of movie remakes now. Looking back at original movies gives us a blast of nostalgia but when a movie is that good, we would like a sequel or even a remake. Disney has dabbled in remakes with the classics such as the 2015 “Cinderella” and ...

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It is time to end the stigma

There is a stigma surrounding sexually transmitted diseases. The gawks. The look of sadness when someone looks at you. Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Tennessee. Concepts such as Netflix and chill and apps such as Tinder and Bumble promote easily the idea of casual sex. While people ...

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The aftermath of the heated 2018 midterm elections

Midterm elections shape this country’s politics for the next two years. While one may not be voting for the president directly it is basically voting for the people who will support or oppose him. According to the New York Times, this year’s midterms set record highs as we saw more ...

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100th anniversary of World War I

We honor our servicemen and servicewomen on Veterans Day. We see green lights being put up in homes and see parades in towns, and it really shows our gratitude towards veterans because they protected our freedom and rights. Of course, we should honor them every day, including our family members ...

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Walking through life on the spectrum

College is a new experience for students especially those with autism. It can be exciting, scary or both. Having to be away from the comfort zone they call home is hard even if the students live in dorms. College carries the expectation to do scholarly work and it can be ...

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