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Potholes continue to spook drivers

The weather is changing which brings us into the pothole formation season. Rain, sleet and snow frequently wash out areas of roads and poses threats to drivers. The stress of cars across the pavement loosens the cement, causing it to crack and crumble. Damages to vehicles can include blown tires, ...

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One step back

Earlier this year, a transgender teen committed suicide. She wrote about losing hope and seeing no way out of her wrong body. This teenager had a fully supportive mother who helped her with starting hormone treatments and incorporating more feminine elements into her life. Despite the support and proactive steps ...

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Voter disinterest amongst youth

Midterm election day is coming up as it is time to vote for U.S. legislatures. As for the eager voters, it is exciting, but for others, it is not as exciting as it seems. Voting today has become something that some people would try to avoid especially the youth. It ...

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Net Neutrality Must Be Protected

The internet is now our main tool of freedom of speech. It is used on a frequent, regular basis whether it be social media or looking up information. Net neutrality has it kept that way. Net neutrality is when users on the internet are allowed equal access online without telecommunications to ...

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Voice of the republic: Does my vote matter?

It is election time in Tennessee once again. Campaigns are running and political enthusiasts are always sermonizing how important it is to vote. The average American vote will count but it does not matter. Voting does not matter because your vote does not really affect change. Comparing the 2016 presidential ...

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Coping struggles with students

Just about everyone has heard the conception that kids who are sheltered or have felt overprotected throughout their adolescence often experience an exaggerated sense of freedom when they leave home for the first time. Could it be that in actuality they experience an overexposure to new temptations? College is always ...

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