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The ISIS factor

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has recently become particularly adept at recruiting impressionable westerners into their sect.


They're athletes, but students first

The final investigation into the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s scandal has concluded that several courses that its athletes were enrolled in were, in fact, entirely fictitious.


We need to pay them to play

One of most heavily debated topics in not only college athletics, but athletics in general, is if varsity college athletes should receive monetary compensation.


Cheater cheater pumpkin eater

I dread those cold winter mornings when my alarm goes off, and my body just lies in the confines of my warm covers for a few extra minutes, which eventually turns into a few extra hours.


Stop sweating about Ebola

If you were to walk down a street in some towns, you would believe you were in the middle of a viral apocalyptic movie.


Limits of art

When does art go from avant-garde to aggravating?



New Florida

Florida is at it again.


Freedom to comply

Freedom of speech is a right that we champion as an inherent license that all Americans are afforded from birth onward.


The homophobic hitchin' post

Owners of the Hitching Post wedding chapel in Couer d’Alene, Idaho, Donald and Evelyn Knapp, are supposedly facing jail time and fines for refusing to marry same-sex couples.


Not another Ferguson

Martin University played host to a public forum Monday night. According to the Indianapolis Star, more than 300 people showed up to discuss the edgy relationship between Indianapolis citizens and the city police force.


Taylor Swift still has some growing to do

Taylor Swift is calling the media out for sexism, and while I agree with her, I don’t necessarily think she’s right.Swift said on the Australian radio station 2DayFM that she was sick and tired of being called out for writing about her past relationships and ex-boyfriends, saying that no one says that about Bruno Mars or Ed Sheeran, both of whom have famous songs about an ex.


Sexism in the gaming industry

Considering the massive amount of articles running in these pages about Gamergate or Anita Sarkeesian, one would think that a massive disaster has befallen the ranks of equality and human rights.



More is more

Hollywood has an interesting take on the curvy woman.The curvy woman is always the funny one.


In defense of GDI's

“Oh, I’m not in one” I responded this past weekend to a fraternity member who asked which sorority I was in.


One size fits small

Recently, there has been some concern over how popular the teen clothing retailer Brandy Melville is becoming.


Pakistan's ruling is wrong

The Lahore High Court of Pakistan has ruled against reason, decency and human compassion. They have chosen not to give amnesty to Asia Bibi.



To yik yak or not to yik yak

We text, we tweet, we Snapchat. Now, we also yik and occasionally, we yak.For those less aware of the newest popular social media app called Yik Yak, let me enlighten you.


A long-term vision

For the past several weeks, Pope Francis and many international bishops have been engaged in a synod regarding the handling of family matters by the Catholic church. Pope Francis called the synod to discuss a multitude of topics currently causing strife among priests worldwide, including the acceptance of same-sex marriage and the issuing of communion to individuals who have been divorced.


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