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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.


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Assault and Pepper

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Sam Pepper is under fire after posting an offensive “prank” video of him pinching women’s butts in public.The video features Pepper sporting a fake arm tucked inside a sweatshirt pocket.


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Taking after Gamma Delta

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Millennials are fast becoming one of the most depressed age groups in the country, according to the American College Counseling Association, which reported in 2012 that, since 2000, there has been a 16 percent increase in mental-health visits on college campuses.


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Emma Watson sets the feminism record straight

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Over the weekend a celebrity familiar with a different kind of audience took to the world stage to disrupt assumed gender binaries.Emma Watson, celebrity actress and goodwill ambassador for United Nations Women and more recently Uruguay, gave an ardent and persuasive speech at the U.N.


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Ranking and raving

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The Class of 2019’s acceptance letters have already started arriving, prompting a string of #IUSaidYes tweets (which are really quite adorable) along with one of the toughest decisions these 17- and 18-year-olds have ever made.Should they say yes back?



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Flossing a line

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Miley Cyrus has officially outdone herself.Instead of sticking to her usual habit of just offending select audiences and viewers with her disgusting mannerisms, she has now taken to offending an entire nation.While performing in Mexico last week, Cyrus allowed one of her backup dancers to grope her


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Waste not

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I've noticed an upsetting habit among my fellow Hoosiers on campus.I see students carelessly toss plastic bottles, paper, and soda cans right into the trash daily.