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Amazon's smash hit

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Amazon’s not just for buying ten-pound bags of diarrheal gummy bears anymore.It’s new show “Transparent,” starring Jeffrey Tambor of “Arrested Development” as Maura, a male-to-female transgender woman, proves that it’s finally a top contender in the realm of video streaming services.


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Waltzing around the law

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The Republicans in the state legislature are at it again, essentially sprinting away from ethics scandals in hordes.


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Recycling needs to expand beyond campus

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My fellow columnist Natalie Rowthorn wrote last week about the need for easy access to recycling, or at least more awareness of the need to recycle, on campus.Her point was great, more than, and I agreed wholeheartedly with it.




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Lessons to learn

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Only one in four American millennials is “definitely” planning on voting this year, according to a Harvard University Institute of Politics poll.



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Government spending in the wrong places

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Government spending is out of balance. The National Science Foundation, an independent federal agency with a budget of $7.2 billion in fiscal year 2014, spent $300,000 to research how humans interact with bicycles.


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Blasting Miss America

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Miss America has become a controversial conversation topic lately, and it doesn’t have anything to do with her evening wear.The newly crowned Miss America Kira Kazantsev has been accused, with pretty significant force, of extreme sorority hazing during her time as a member of the Alpha Phi sorority at Hofstra University.


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Federal infiltration

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It is estimated that more than 100 college campuses nationwide, including no less than five Indiana college police departments, have scored surplus war-fighting equipment through deals with the Pentagon, according to PoliticalPro.com.


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Channing Patatum

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It seems every time I log onto Twitter or Facebook I see some nonsense article such as, "7 signs you're in a perfect relationship" or "Thirteen potatoes that look like Channing Tatum".


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Frats take a pledge

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Sexual assault is a serious problem on college campuses across the country, and IU is no exception.


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Yes means yes

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Yes means yes.These three words, small but mighty, are the backbone


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Getting a makeover

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There are a lot of people frustrated with our government. Maybe it’s party bickering, maybe it’s a lack of transparency, maybe it’s our huge debt.


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The Cuddlr creeps

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A few weeks ago, an app came out that is designed for strangers to meet and cuddle. It’s called Cuddlr.


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Give me soda or give me death

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On Tuesday, the soda companies PepsiCo., Coca-Cola, and the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group announced that they, through a combination of marketing, packaging and distribution, will attempt to cut the number of calories consumed by the average American from sugary drinks by 20 percent.


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What do the DOE and guns have in common?

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It seems that I have to keep writing columns about how over-militarized our country is, and yet no one really seems to pay attention. Well, now it seems that the government has gone as far as to give bookkeepers submachine guns.


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Gimmick or act of genius?

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Imagine watching your favorite movie in black and white and without dialogue. What would change? You would certainly notice things you hadn’t noticed before: the nuance of the actors, the subtlety of the director’s choices in lighting, staging, etc., the austerity of the colorless world in which the film exists, and many other things.Or you would get bored.This is precisely what director Steven Soderbergh did to the 1981 Spielberg classic “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”


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The paradox of racial discourse

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There has been a lot of controversy over the use of the word “redskins” – a racist slur towards Native Americans.