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11-year-old Texas girl accused of inciting own rape

Kristin Kittell | Assistant Perspectives Editor In November 2010, in the small town of Cleveland, Texas, an 11-year-old-girl was allegedly lured into the car of a 19-year-old man, taken to an abandoned trailer and sexually assaulted by him and others. From there, she was taken to a nearby home and ...

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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 The university’s energy efficiency has been outdated for the ...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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