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Thanks Obama: Evaluating his legacy, in his final year

Thanks Obama: Evaluating his legacy, in his final year

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January 21, 2016

President Obama’s final State of the Union speech last week was a clear indicator that his time in office is drawing to a close. Though the country now looks to the future, we wanted to take the opportunity to look back at the last eight years to evaluate Barack Obama’s time in office and predict...

What’s the deal with Oregon?

What’s the deal with Oregon?

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January 21, 2016

Picture the following scenario: A group of armed terrorists seize a U.S. federal building. They issue their demands, threatening to shoot anyone who attempts to remove them, and they demonstrate an apparent willingness to die for their cause if necessary. The occupation goes on for weeks. How would the...

UNews asks: Who wants to be a billionaire?

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January 14, 2016

What would you do with 1.5 billion dollars? That seems to be the question on everyone’s mind as the Powerball lottery jackpot continues to grow to record heights. Though the odds of winning the grand prize are one in 292.2 million (for reference, you’re more likely to get crushed to death by a...

Something’s better than nothing on guns

Something’s better than nothing on guns

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January 14, 2016

In a highly publicized move, President Obama issued new executive actions on gun control—his boldest  ones yet—in an attempt to regulate and restrict the sale of guns, particularly to criminals and the mentally ill. The new mandate includes hiring more federal employees to monitor gun sales and...

College ideal setting to embrace diversity

College ideal setting to embrace diversity

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December 3, 2015

College is an exciting period of time in one’s life. For many young men and women, it is the first time they will be living away from home. There are more responsibilities, but there is also more time to devote to personal growth in many areas—mental, political and spiritual, to name a few. College...

Takeaway from Mizzou: Be careful what you try to take away

Takeaway from Mizzou: Be careful what you try to take away

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November 19, 2015

The on-campus protests at University of Missouri in early November garnered massive media attention as students rallied against racially biased incidents on campus and the lack of action from the administration in addressing them. The protests started when student Jonathan Butler began a hunger strike...

Starbucks and the commercialization of Christmas

Starbucks and the commercialization of Christmas

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November 19, 2015

We are not a Christian nation. We are a nation with a higher population of Christians than of any other religion, — 70.6 percent of Americans claim affiliation to a branch of Christianity, according to a May 2015 Pew Research Center poll — but that does not make us a Christian nation. Freedom...

UNewsers share their favorite childhood TV shows

UNewsers share their favorite childhood TV shows

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November 12, 2015

“My favorite childhood TV show was ‘Arthur.’ My next-door neighbor and I, beginning in kindergarten, had a routine of watching ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog,’ followed by ‘Arthur,’ every day after school. ‘Arthur’ taught people to not bully and to love your family and friends, so what else...

Drug testing welfare recipients not cost-effective, or moral

Drug testing welfare recipients not cost-effective, or moral

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November 12, 2015

On Nov. 9, Wisconsin began requiring drug testing for many welfare recipients, including those collecting unemployment and those participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training program. The requirement for drug testing was included in the budget signed by...

Rubio AWOL: Absent While Orating Loquaciously?

Rubio AWOL: Absent While Orating Loquaciously?

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November 5, 2015

One of the biggest moments of the Oct. 28 Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colo., was the sparring between former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Senator Marco Rubio over Rubio’s missed Senate votes. “Marco, when you signed up for this, this was a six-year term. And you should be showing...

The Billiken: A new logo for and of (some of) the people

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November 5, 2015

There’s a new Billiken logo coming our way. No, really. Hadn’t heard about this? You’re not alone. On Nov. 1, the University announced — in a Newslink press release, that after more than 20 years of the same winking, bulbous face, the beloved Billiken will be getting a makeover, as will the...

Louisville scandal highlights issues with recruiting

Louisville scandal highlights issues with recruiting

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October 29, 2015

An ESPN “Outside the Lines” (OTL) report released on Oct. 20 blew the lid off an alleged recruiting scandal at the University of Louisville, the likes of which may have never been seen before. According to five former UL men’s basketball players and recruits, former graduate assistant coach Andre...

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