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    Editorial: Voting on party lines isn’t ideal

Editorial: Voting on party lines isn’t ideal

One of the most powerful ways the average American can make change in our government is by voting in our country’s various elections.

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    Viewpoint: Celebrate good times during Homecoming

Viewpoint: Celebrate good times during Homecoming

Each summer, groups of matriculating students journey to the place where Baylor University humbly began in 1845. As the sun sets upon the Earth and proverbially upon a season in their lives, the students walk through Old Baylor Park’s historic columns in Independence, Texas, to signify their induction into the Baylor Line.

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    Viewpoint: Students need finance classes

Viewpoint: Students need finance classes

We should be required to take a personal finance class in order to learn how to manage our money wisely.

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    Editorial: #Gamergate: Do you know about it?

Editorial: #Gamergate: Do you know about it?

GamerGate just might be the biggest current event that many Americans never heard of. Some may not see the connection between videogames, ethical journalism and misogyny, or even why they should care about videogame news. However, GamerGate is huge social phenomenon worth paying attention to, and condemning, even for those with no interest in videogames.

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    Lariat Letter: Take time to sit down with people, see beyond stereotypes

Lariat Letter: Take time to sit down with people, see beyond stereotypes

“Indeed, God will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” I (choose to) believe we could all agree that in an ideal world, there would be no war in the Middle East. In the prayers of those close to me, peace is a common topic. But these prayers, from many in the United States, focus on the people whom we know; namely, Israel. As a Jew, I love the Jewish people and wish for peace in that nation. As a Christian, I realize I have a larger responsibility.

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    Lariat Letter: I’m not atheist, I’m nonreligious. And I’m a Baylor student.

Lariat Letter: I’m not atheist, I’m nonreligious. And I’m a Baylor student.

I am from a little city in the heart of Louisiana that is dominated by Baptists and Pentecostals. I was baptized Episcopal and attended church for years.

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    Editorial: Option to freeze eggs helps career women

Editorial: Option to freeze eggs helps career women

With increasing career spans for the average person and the growing need for women in the workplace, the biological timetable for women to bear children is gradually being surpassed by career demands. Apple and Facebook, however, announced last week that they would offer coverage for female employees to freeze their eggs, in hopes of circumventing this reproductive glass ceiling.

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    Viewpoint: Senate is ready for change

Viewpoint: Senate is ready for change

FiveThirtyEight, the poll-ranking data machine run by Nate Silver, currently gives Republicans a 64.6 percent chance of winning the majority in the United States Senate.

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    Lariat Letter: Be safe; wear a helmet when riding motorcycles, mopeds, bikes

Lariat Letter: Be safe; wear a helmet when riding motorcycles, mopeds, bikes

I’m not surprised the Lariat’s coverage of Monday’s moped/car accident made no mention of helmets, considering that Texans don’t appreciate being told what to do, even if it’s good for them.

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    Editorial: Lake Charles should take Ebola waste

Editorial: Lake Charles should take Ebola waste

In Louisiana, state officials are making medical decisions that do not seem grounded in medical reasoning. Ebola hysteria strikes again.

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