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    Editorial: Sexual assault education vital to student safety

Editorial: Sexual assault education vital to student safety

It’s no secret that sexual assaults are on the rise. Turning on the local news is enough to prove it. According to the U.S Department of Education, the increase of sexual assaults is present on college campuses as well.

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    Editorial: Click it to ticket: New online policies benefit students

Editorial: Click it to ticket: New online policies benefit students

Baylor football is getting ready for the most anticipated season in the history of the program. The Bears are coming off their first Big 12 championship in program history, and anticipation is building for the opening of the $266 million McLane Stadium.

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    Points of View: Lariat’s new services are weapons in battle for better news

Points of View: Lariat’s new services are weapons in battle for better news

News can be a great sleep-inducer, especially when reading a news story leads you to ask, “Why do I care?” Let me ask you this: Why DO you care? Why pick up a newspaper at all?

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    Points of View: Student body president focuses on better student experience

Points of View: Student body president focuses on better student experience

Baylor University is entering a time of unprecedented notoriety and exceptional success. No longer is our commitment to clearly understanding our desired destination simply a personal conviction. But now, our pursuit of excellence and our Christian commitment are on display for the entire world to see.

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    Editorial: Fat power movement dangerous

Editorial: Fat power movement dangerous

Liberal pockets of the Internet have been abuzz with a new topic, and it is gaining a lot of attention. The fat acceptance movement, also known as size acceptance, fat liberalism or the fat power movement, seeks to remove any sort of stigma associated with plus-sized people, and some have gone as far as to seek change to rules or regulations that they believe exhibits anti-fat bias.

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Points of view: Take a stand, use f-word

Your mother won’t make you wash your mouth out with soap after saying this f-word, but declaring yourself as a feminist in my experience receives the same disbelieving looks. No, I don’t undertake in bra-burning rituals or think consensual sex between married couples is rape. I simply want equality.

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    Editorial: Netflix raises prices for good reason

Editorial: Netflix raises prices for good reason

In the past few years, Netflix, the movie and television streaming and DVD service, has grown like a rabbit family, racking up subscribers all over the world. It has brought about the Netflix binging craze that has forced many college students into hibernation at one point or another to watch insane amounts “House of Cards” or “Mad Men” in one sitting.

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Points of view: Are gender-specific toys damaging?

A Connecticut teen has become a gender equality sensation after her letter to McDonald’s headquarters went viral online. In the letter, Antonia Ayres-Brown wrote about how displeased she was with McDonald’s for how it passes out toys for its Happy Meals.

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    Editorial: Anti-vaccination hurts everyone

Editorial: Anti-vaccination hurts everyone

Vaccinations are an important aspect of a child’s health, but broader than that, they are an important aspect of public health. Knowing this, it seems ridiculous that people would even fathom not vaccinating their children. Unfortunately from the creation of the first vaccine until now, the mindset of not vaccinating children has persisted. Vaccines prevent diseases and make the world a much safer place. The fact that they do not cause autism is just the cherry on top. To spell that out clearly, vaccinations do not cause autism.

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Points of View: Brutal honesty OK on Baylor course evaluation forms

Your phone pings, announcing an email. With a glance, you see it’s from Baylor University, but no, it’s not the weekly “On the Horizon.” It’s worse — it’s your fifth course evaluation reminder this week.

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