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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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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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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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Left Out of #MeToo

Sexual assault and rape is buzzing in news and social media over the last year. The terms such as the #MeToo Movement and the accused movie producer, Harvey Weinstein and USA Gymnastics national team doctor, Larry Nassar. Weinstein has been accused of decades of sexual abuse. Nassar is a convicted pedophile ...

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Kaepernick: The Saga Continues

We are all familiar with Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem in 2016. In the two years since, he is more well-known for his protesting than his career as an athlete. Recently, Kaepernick has become the face of Nike’s 30 year anniversary campaign. In the advertisement, Kaepernick ...

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