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Columbus Statue: Praise or Perish?
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Columbus Statue: Praise or Perish?

When evaluating current events, the media seems to be riddled with news articles depicting the horrific events of Charlottesville and reporters updating viewers on protests concerning statutes of controversial historical figures.  One of the historical individuals who deserves debate along side Confederate leaders is Christopher Columbus. Columbus is renowned for […]

Is Slavery Really Gone?
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Is Slavery Really Gone?

by Samantha​ ​Russell and​ ​MacKenzie​ ​MacDougall When​ ​you​ ​think​ ​of​ ​slavery​ ​you​ ​typically​ ​think​ ​of​ ​early​ ​Americans​ ​enslaving African​ ​Americans​ ​for​ ​labor​ ​but​ ​it​ ​has​ ​become​ ​much​ ​more​ ​than​ ​that​ ​today.​ ​Slavery​ ​today​ ​is​ ​a multi-billion​ ​dollar​ ​industry​ ​that​ ​still​ ​continues​ ​to​ ​grow​ ​which​ ​consists​ ​of​ ​many​ ​types​ ​of​ ​slavery […]

Athletics or Academics?
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Athletics or Academics?

Passion and education. What is more important? Life as a student-athlete has changed the game. Growing up, thousands of kids dream of making it to varsity as a freshman in high-school, being the best out of the best, working to get a full-ride scholarship and playing as a professional. Students […]

Sophomore Suffering
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Sophomore Suffering

If you thought freshman year was tough, you’re really in for a treat. The constant stress of grades, sports, and adapting to new social situations take a large toll on the daily life of students. However, overcoming the seemingly never ending challenges is possible. With growing age comes many difficulties, […]

Iwao Takamoto, Who Are You!
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Iwao Takamoto, Who Are You!

You probably do not know the name or face of Iwao Takamoto but you should. You and billions of people on this planet have stared at his work for countless hours, played with it, laughed and smiled at it, enjoyed it, and maybe you even learned something from it. He […]