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January 24, 2019


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Yesterday, select students traveled to the state capital for the School Choice Rally, where they march in support of having access to the best education options possible. What does having school choice mean to you?

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January 17, 2019


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The Prime Minister of the U.K., Theresa May, is under fire for her lack of implementation of the “Brexit” referendum held in 2016. Her new agreement deal angers Brexiteers by not fully implementing the alleged leave of the European Union, but without implementing any policy, May would be ignoring the voice of the people di...

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January 10, 2019


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A common urban legend is that in the event of a catastrophe, such as a building burning or a student dying, all students are immediately passed. This myth is commonplace among students, but has no grounds other than exaggerated stories of students being granted leniency because of one such situation. ...

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January 3, 2019


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On New Year’s Day, John Green posted a video entitled “How to Make Goals, Not Resolutions,” where he acknowledges the issues with New Year’s Resolutions. The main issue with resolutions being that they are generally vague and detract from other parts of the person’s life. So why do people c...

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December 27, 2018


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As the Christmas season comes to a close, many are reminded of the value of a thank you card. A simple note expressing gratitude takes five minutes to write and will make someone feel “ecstatic,” but why do many not feel it is worthwhile to write a note?...

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December 20, 2018


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Last month, two strangers were observed to be eating together for no reason other than wanting company and being grateful for one another. This wholesome exchange went viral, and many believe that this is a perfect example of how people should treat each other. Where does this altruistic behavior or...

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December 13, 2018


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The holiday season is often accompanied by feelings of stress, anxiety, and mental tension. These symptoms of “holiday stress” are amplified by family according to Alexandra Ossola. Why does the seemingly “most wonderful time of the year” have so many mental ailments associated with it?...

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December 6, 2018


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Music artists are often described as timeless. These people include, but are not limited to: Queen, ABBA, George Strait, Johnny Cash, and The Rolling Stones. All of these artists have been performing for decades, but what makes these vastly different artists ‘timeless’? ...

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November 29, 2018


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According to a survey done by Pew Research Center, about 15% of U.S. adults provide unpaid care to an adult in their life. Of the 15%, on average, one will spend an hour and twenty minutes caring for the adult. Is this kindness a feeling of obligation, or is this behavior second nature for these adu...

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November 22, 2018


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Gratitude has been linked to many benefits including physical and mental health, and many preach having an “attitude of gratitude.” Why would changing a small aspect of your life make such an impact on health?...

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October 10, 2018


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Regarding dressing up for Halloween at work, there are two main schools of thought. One is that such actions are disruptive of the productivity at work, while others might say that disrupting the monotony of everyday work helps to be productive later. How does dressing up affect the workplace in your...

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October 4, 2018


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In November, the United States will hold the Midterm Elections. Are these elections as important as the Presidential Election or not?...

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