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Dear american students

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No matter your fluency with Mandarin, it doesn’t take long for you to learn the word for “foreigner” when you’re in China.




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Trash in the news

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As a student who is looking to build a career in the art of journalism, I must say I’m extremely disappointed. No, this isn’t another 700-word word rant on the closing of the IU School of Journalism.

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Gun control is people control

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The fatal shooting of a firing range instructor in Nevada by a 9-year-old girl last week has lit up the ring for another round in the gun control debate.



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Legal decency

In early June Ryan T. Anderson gave a conference at the Stanford Anscombe Society where he argued against gay marriage, saying that it was not something that government or society should grant.I’ve always seen the legalization of gay marriage as a basic human right on terms of equity and human rights.


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Proud of what?

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Within the last few years, it has become fashionable for businesses to declare their stance on gay marriage and create a media storm surrounding the revelation. From Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby to Target and Bud Light, we ’ ve heard quite a bit recently about who believes what and why from both sides of the issue.



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Open the gates, free the trees

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Let’s talk trees. More specifically, let’s talk about our very own trees in the Arboretum and why we’re being withheld the pleasure of walking amongst them to and from class.


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College is to religion as ...

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No other environment is as conducive to self-exploration and experimentation as college.There is a stigma surrounding religion on college campuses that implies that students who subscribe to a faith are either ignorant, extremists or prudes.In a place where intellect reigns supreme, the notion of believing in an intangible, abstract higher power is silly at best and destructive to society at worst.Wherever a student finds himself in his spiritual journey, college does not mean that he has to walk away from the faith, whatever the flavor may be.The individual is the only person that is capable of understanding the intricacies of his personal beliefs and ultimately, the foundation of his identity.


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Bullets and burgers

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On Monday, August 25th, two more innocent citizens joined the ranks of victims of American gun violence.


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A comedy of errors

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Almost ten years ago, Dave Chappelle walked away from his hit Comedy Central TV show and $50 million dollars, in part because his audience didn’t “get it.”Chappelle wanted us to laugh at racism, but too many of us were laughing with it.It’s a common problem in comedy: the artist’s intent can get lost in the space between the stage and the audience, leaving listeners to create their own meaning.


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Back to basics

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Barring a few exceptions, each IU freshman is required to live on-campus for at least one year. Freshmen hear all sorts of horror stories, from friends and graduates, before even arriving on campus.


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While America slept

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It was 2011, and the tide of revolution across the Arab world was indeed a joy to behold.


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Excessive exercise

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A couple of months ago, I was hanging out with friends and we decided to grab some beer. We’re all legal, and we figured it’d be a fun way to chill for the night.



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Mo' costumes mo' problems

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Superheroes have been a fixture of mainstream American culture for over a hundred years. Characters that dish out vigilante justice without regards to the rules of traditional law enforcement are popular in a relatively repressive society like ours (although less repressive than what it once was, of course).Superheroes costumes, on the other hand, can sometimes seem oddly repressive, for all that they are supposed to uplift their wearer.All superheroes serve about the same purpose, however, and that’s part of their charm.


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Reality vs. fantasy

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The new Wonder Woman and her costume have been criticized as overtly sexual. Lady superheroes are supposed to save the world.