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Black Friday doesn’t spoil traditions

When you think Thanksgiving, the typical response is family, feast, and football. However, in recent years, Black Friday shopping has continued to encroach further and further into Thursday evening, with several stores opening their doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and some cyber sales occurring all day. With these developments, is Black Friday ruining Thanksgiving?… Continue reading Black Friday doesn’t spoil traditions

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Americans need to act before 2020

When 99 percent of climate scientists agree that global warming is a problem, that’s a sign that there’s a problem, man-made or not. Last month, President Donald Trump finally acknowledged that global warming wasn’t the hoax that he claimed it to be 2012. “I think something’s happening. Something’s changing and it’ll change back again,” he… Continue reading Americans need to act before 2020

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Students should not be afraid to vote

With the Nov. 6 midterm elections right around the corner, you may be asking yourself, “Am I going to vote?” However, the question you should be asking yourself is, “Who am I voting for?” Voter turnout among young people, such as college students, is often low because young people feel they are not qualified to… Continue reading Students should not be afraid to vote

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People shouldn’t lose jobs over old posts

What if one written word could ruin your whole career? In 2018, it’s become a common trend to see people fired for old tweets made five, 10, and recently 35 years ago. According to the Indianapolis Star, in late August, retired Indy 500 and Formula One driver Derek Daly was fired from his job as… Continue reading People shouldn’t lose jobs over old posts

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The horrors of being a reporter

It’s just taking pictures. That’ll be easy. Whether it’s yearbooks or newspaper, reporters in general don’t just have the “easy” job of taking pictures. Even the people that know there’s actually writing included in the job may not realize the horror stories student reporters deal with all the time. Before we get into the truly… Continue reading The horrors of being a reporter

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FAFSA ignores middle-class students

When throwing your graduation cap in the air, saying goodbye to childhood friends and setting off on new journeys, something that often slips the mind of graduating high school seniors is paying for college. Students may think completing FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) and having top grades is good enough to get them… Continue reading FAFSA ignores middle-class students