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    Editorial: Don’t give up grades to perform in Sing

Editorial: Don’t give up grades to perform in Sing

Despite the fact that Sing helps to bridge the gap between current students and alumni, students participating in Sing often find themselves having to choose between what they know is best for them, and what leaders of their respective organization think is best for them.

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    Watch out movie theaters, Netflix is coming for you

Watch out movie theaters, Netflix is coming for you

Online streaming systems will create a world without the need for movie theaters or movie distribution.

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    Editorial: Shooting for open carry with no license misses mark

Editorial: Shooting for open carry with no license misses mark

Legalizing open carry may seem harmless, and some say it’s a step toward preserving Second Amendment rights. However, if a bill that legalizes handgun open carry passes, it could end up backfiring and actually lead to more restrictive gun laws in the future.

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    Editorial: Keep SLC open 24 hours

Editorial: Keep SLC open 24 hours

It seems as though a student’s work load gets heavier each semester – each day, if we’re honest. With classes, work, homework, group projects, sleep and an attempt at holding a social life, it’s difficult to fit exercise in a “normal” hour range. And while Moody Memorial Library – a place for cognitive development – is open through the wee hours of each day, the McLane Student Life Center – a place for bodily development – does not offer equal hours of operation to Baylor students.

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    Editorial: Baylor, Stay classy as animosity with TCU grows

Editorial: Baylor, Stay classy as animosity with TCU grows

Even with finals week and Christmas rapidly approaching, average Baylor fans have one thing on their minds: football.

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    Editorial: PoliTech video lacks integrity

Editorial: PoliTech video lacks integrity

In a recent video by a student organization at Texas Tech University, random students on campus took part in a survey about American history and pop culture. The results were disappointing and appalling. They were appalling because of the fact students didn’t know the answer to questions like “who is the vice president.” They were disappointing, not because respondents showed a lack of knowledge, but because of the lacking integrity by those who made the video.

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    Editorial: Living & Learning Centers create bubbles

Editorial: Living & Learning Centers create bubbles

For years, people within the Baylor community have made efforts to eradicate “the Baylor Bubble.” Events such as Steppin’ Out have connected students to the Waco community and started to chip away at any negative stigmas separating the two.

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    Editorial: Make a better system for security deposits

Editorial: Make a better system for security deposits

By the time most people graduate from college they either have experienced, or will soon go through, the process of renting their first home and eventually trying to get their security deposit back. Security and pet deposits are a way for property management companies to provide an in-house safety net against tenant-caused damages instead of relying on insurance companies to pay their part.

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    Editorial: Yik Yak Yuck

Editorial: Yik Yak Yuck

Hiding behind anonymity is a common practice today. From sources in news stories to social media, knowing the name behind a comment or quote is well on its way to becoming a rarity. What this means for social norms is yet to be determined, but social media apps like Yik Yak indicate it could lead our society down a disturbing path without regard for those around us.

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    Editorial: Fake classes don’t benefit anyone

Editorial: Fake classes don’t benefit anyone

The emphasis placed on colleges to have stellar athletic teams is not new. A popular sports program can put universities on the map. This has been the source of many instances in which players are given unfair free passes, ultimately hindering their education.

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