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Opportunity or Income Inequality

Opportunity or Income Inequality

February 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

From the State of the Union to the widely publicized study on income inequality produced by Oxfam, there has been a large focus on income inequality, not only in the United States, but on a global level as well. In January, the World Economic Forum, where economic elites from around […]

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To (Really) Live the Oath

To (Really) Live the Oath

February 6, 2014 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

As SGA undergoes its annual election cycle for the next academic year, I have reflected on this past semester in which a historical change to Student Government Association was made. Senate was reduced by nearly half. While Black Student Alliance (BSA) seats were retained, other seats were added that were […]

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Proud to be a Disappointment

Proud to be a Disappointment

February 6, 2014 at 4:27 pm 0 comments

Last weekend, the New York Times published an article titled “Google, Tell Me. Is My Son a Genius?” examining the not-so-subtle gender preference that Americans have expressed via their web searches in the past decade. Data collected by Google since 2004 has revealed that Americans are twice as likely to […]

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No simple solution for economic mobility

No simple solution for economic mobility

January 30, 2014 at 6:02 pm 1 comment

Recent political rhetoric, especially the kind surrounding President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address, has focused on the nation’s increasing income gap—“income inequality.” To many on the left and the right, but more strongly on among the left, who benefit from strong sentiment from the White House, the solution […]

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Me, Myself and iPhone

Me, Myself and iPhone

January 30, 2014 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

I saw a motto once on a tombstone that said: “It is a fearful thing to love what death can touch” and I started to wonder if that’s why I love my cell phone so much. After all, its metal guts can be tweaked and tugged into immortality, while every […]

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Bread and Circuses

Bread and Circuses

January 30, 2014 at 5:05 pm 0 comments

I opened the New York Times this morning. And just like that, I closed it. Sure, Congress is about to pass a spending bill for 2014. Yes, Chris Christie is blocking bridges and taking names. Yawn. I need something more. I need something to grab me by the seat of […]

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Botched cases let Heisman winner walk

Botched cases let Heisman winner walk

January 16, 2014 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Jameis Winston, the star quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner from Florida State University, led the Seminoles to a 34-31 victory over the University of Auburn in the BCS National Championship game on Jan. 6. Winston capped an incredible athletic display throughout the season despite being mired in a sexual assault […]

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Phil Robertson vs. Pope Francis

Phil Robertson vs. Pope Francis

January 16, 2014 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

I would like to compare two leaders of the Christian community: Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty and the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis.  First I would like to establish some facts about their outlooks on homosexuality. There is controversy surrounding Pope Francis’ opinions about the sinfulness of the […]

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Big Box Development: Not for Midtown

Big Box Development: Not for Midtown

November 13, 2013 at 8:58 pm 0 comments

If you have been on the intersection of Vandeventer and Forest Park Ave. recently you might have seen some small changes take place. Until very recently, a BP gas station and a small car business have been bulldozed and replaced with empty lots. The demolition of these two business are […]

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Emphasizing Empathy

Emphasizing Empathy

November 13, 2013 at 8:57 pm 1 comment

Some people believe we are born with characteristic traits while others think we learn them from the people who raised us. No matter how we were raised, where we grew up or what our background is, we all learned several rules as children. We learned to share, to play nicely […]

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