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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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    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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    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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    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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    Editorial: Keep bikes, mopeds off sidewalks

Editorial: Keep bikes, mopeds off sidewalks

Getting from class to class on time can be tough, especially if you’re walking. There are several elements to consider: where your next class is, when your last professor let you out of class and how fast you walk. The last one of that list does not necessarily matter if you have a moped or a bicycle though.

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    Editorial: ‘Breaking Bad’ toys aren’t for kids

Editorial: ‘Breaking Bad’ toys aren’t for kids

Earlier this week, Susan Schrijver of Fort Myers, Fla., filed a petition on change.org, a website that hosts a variety of petitions on a large array of topics. The short but blunt petition, which reached 9,299 signatures yesterday, called for the removal of what Schrivjer called “inappropriate” action figures based on the AMC television series “Breaking Bad.”

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    Dress tastefully for Halloween

Dress tastefully for Halloween

It’s that time of year again. Cue the frantic scramble of people on the hunt for a Halloween costume that is the perfect combination of current yet witty, and clever without being obscure. A costume that guarantees a conversation wherever you go. Over the years, to ensure such a getup, people have worked to push the boundaries. From bloody cheerleader costumes to illegal immigrants, offensive Halloween costumes have become an annual tradition. This year will be no different.

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    Editorial: Move forward from criticism

Editorial: Move forward from criticism

On Oct. 14 the Lariat published a column by Jeffrey Swindoll titled “Politically correct isn’t always right.” Since the publication, readers have sent the Lariat multiple letters that express disapproval, frustration and even anger about the column and the Lariat’s decision to publish it. The Lariat Editorial Board decided these letters deserve a response because of their emotion and the sensitive nature of Swindoll’s column.

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    Editorial: Professors should be mindful of keeping students overtime

Editorial: Professors should be mindful of keeping students overtime

Several times on any given day, students begin to nervously eye their watches, slide their phones from their pockets or glance at hallways where other students are roaming. All this in anticipation of the moment when an instructor finishes a sentence with just the right inflection that signals class is finally over.

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    Editorial: Students’ work more than credit hours show

Editorial: Students’ work more than credit hours show

Any college student knows that the credit hour is the most important building block of his or her academic experience. Credit hours determine what classes to take, how many to take and determines where class caps are drawn.

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