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French veil ban sparks outcry, questions over Muslim equality

Kaila Sewell | Staff Writer Recently, the French government unveiled the world’s first ban on facial covering in public places, and despite a great deal of uprise from the Muslim community, they have begun enforcing this law. The French have said they feel this ban is necessary to protect French ...

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Follow the ‘Zombieland’ guide to acing the finals

Catherine Weiss | Staff Writer As finals week looms around the corner, most students are finding themselves running on fumes, if not broken down and stripped for parts. You may feel like a zombie, dragging your mangled body to class while muttering something about brains. Unfortunately, many scholarships and summer ...

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Energy efficiency on campus to save budget millions

Gregory Jones | Staff Writer My time here has spanned most of the last decade, so I feel comfortable discussing the university’s actions in regards to conservation and remain assured I am not narrowly selecting a small sample of its history. The university’s energy efficiency has been outdated for the ...

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Tennessee House votes on children’s hearing aid coverage despite opposition

Associated Press A substantial majority of the Tennessee House of Representatives stood up to the bullying tactics of a powerful lobby this week and supported Tennessee children who need hearing aids. The 82-12 vote on a bill mandating reasonable provisions for children’s hearing aid coverage in individual and group health ...

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Proposed Tenn. bill looks to ban teaching of evolution

Associated Press The laws of Tennessee seldom pass unanimously through the chambers of the General Assembly. Debate and differing viewpoints are the lifeblood of the legislative process. However, when a piece of legislation is so distorted in fact, so misleading in its intent, and so fraught with the potential to ...

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