Social media challenges engulfs youth
May11

Social media challenges engulfs youth

Social media has allowed people from all over to share, like and comment on social trends that have been exposed on the Internet in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, not all these trends are beneficial or safe for continued sharing. The ALS Challenge generated more than 2 million videos, 28 million Facebook conversations, and many different variations of nominations. This major social trend begs the question, what do ice buckets...

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Differentiating wants and needs
May11

Differentiating wants and needs

Distinguishing between a want and a need may seem like quite a simple task. However, for most college students, deciding whether something is a necessity or merely a desire can be a daily struggle and sometimes making the choice to do what is necessary as a member of society is even harder. According to FrugalLiving.com, 87 percent of college students between the ages of 19 and 23 categorize “achieving a passing grade in every class”...

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Racism or Right?
May11

Racism or Right?

Throughout history, even as it is outlined in our constitution, certain rights and laws that were at one time legal, were not always ethically and morally correct. The 13th Amendment was passed to abolish a long standing right to own a slave. Only male citizens enjoyed the right to vote up until the 19th Amendment. This country and its laws have continually evolved to embrace and enact legislation that continues to honor all of its...

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Hollywood opens door for diversity
May11

Hollywood opens door for diversity

There has been a new wave that has taken televisions and major movie productions by storm: the use of more ethnic actors and actresses on screen. New shows with killer casts have been taking over television networks. Between last fall and this spring, shows with more ethnic casts such as “Empire,” “Jane the Virgin,” and “How to Get Away With Murder” have captured the attention of TV viewers all...

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Brian Williams and Bill O’Reilly, what’s the difference?
May11

Brian Williams and Bill O’Reilly, what’s the difference?

Why did Brian Williams have his career suspended over “misremembering” one story, while Bill O’Reilly is making a career out of doing the same thing? “Seek truth and report it.” The code of ethics for journalists is founded on honesty, integrity and accurate reporting. When a trusted journalist breaks this code, their reputation is instantly tarnished and their career is immediately scrutinized. When a journalist chooses to tell a...

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It’s time for churches to start paying their fair share
May11

It’s time for churches to start paying their fair share

The United States of America is, at least on paper, a democratic society. We have a government, made up of elected officials whose job is supposed to be to work for the people who elected them. On some level, this is still true today. Although it could definitely be argued that the only constituents to whom our elected officials are beholden are those who line their pockets with the capital they need to maintain certain lifestyles....

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