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    Recognize Silas Nacita’s character

Recognize Silas Nacita’s character

My first experience in the brand new McLane Stadium was not the home opener as tickets were gone before I had the chance to get them. It was the following week when Northwestern State came to town. The blowout was on and due to weather many fans left at halftime.

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    Consume news beyond what you like to hear

Consume news beyond what you like to hear

It’s a tumultuous time in news media. Everything feels so polarized, commercialized and sensationalized. Turning on any of the major news networks at any hour of the day just gets obnoxious and flat-out frustrating. Those who watch MSNBC have a bone to pick with FOX News and vice versa, and

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    Editorial: Diversity extends beyond  skin color of Apple emojis

Editorial: Diversity extends beyond skin color of Apple emojis

One of the most popular features of an iPhone is the emoji feature that individuals can use in text messages. Rather than try and communicate tone in a tone-deaf text medium, people can include the small icons to spice up text messages. It’s become so popular, other providers have begun to try and replicate emojis.
However, Apple has come under fire in the past for its lack of diversity when it comes to emojis.

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    Editorial: Baylor weather alerts need consistency on all platforms

Editorial: Baylor weather alerts need consistency on all platforms

Some of the student body were less than pleased with the way alerts were sent. While there may have been some inconsistencies, it is important to understand the Baylor alert process from the first mention of possible bad weather to when we get those alerts to our electronic devices.

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    Viewpoint: Don’t let social media steal your joy

Viewpoint: Don’t let social media steal your joy

We’ve all experienced the life evaluation that occasionally follows after checking social media. That girl ran a half-marathon this morning? I haven’t gotten out of bed yet. He landed an impressive accounting internship? I can’t even remember to pay my rent on time.

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    Viewpoint: The Federal Reserve: Let’s keep politics out of it

Viewpoint: The Federal Reserve: Let’s keep politics out of it

Last week, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen testified before Congress and was questioned by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Jeb Hensarling who serves as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and others. During the hearings, Yellen was asked about inflation, the unemployment rate and the Federal Reserve System’s top legal counsel.

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    Editorial: No-smoking policy on campus is hazy

Editorial: No-smoking policy on campus is hazy

Walk around campus at dusk and, chances are, someone will either be smoking or cigarette butts are lying around where someone finished smoking. But isn’t Baylor a tobacco-free, smoke-free campus? In August 2014, the university enacted a policy that banned all forms of tobacco use on campus. This ban includes

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    Viewpoint: Straw polls can be skewed

Viewpoint: Straw polls can be skewed

This past week, thousands of conservatives gathered from across the nation in National Harbor, MD for the Conservative Political Action Conference (w). People attend CPAC to network and listen to a variety of renowned conservative speakers. During the conference, attendees were encouraged to vote for their presidential preference in a straw poll

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    Viewpoint: Feminism isn’t ‘us vs. them’

Viewpoint: Feminism isn’t ‘us vs. them’

“Umm … I don’t think so,” I said hesitantly and ignorantly when my English professor asked me if I was a feminist during my freshman year of college. While feminism simply means equality of the sexes, and that means equality for all races of women, why do so many flee from being labeled feminist?

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    Viewpoint: A fresh face is a happy face

Viewpoint: A fresh face is a happy face

For female college students, we must not only excel academically, but often face a persistent struggle to maintain a pleasing appearance to others. This is not to say that girls who love to apply full makeup everyday are wrong- merely that those who don’t enjoy that shouldn’t feel looked down on.

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