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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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    Editorial: Dead K9s’ partners don’t deserve badges

Editorial: Dead K9s’ partners don’t deserve badges

Police departments all across America have official working dogs in their department, and for good reason. Dogs help the police search for drugs and explosives and assist in other special areas like search and rescue missions.

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    Editorial: Don’t freak out: Ebola myths are more contagious than the virus

Editorial: Don’t freak out: Ebola myths are more contagious than the virus

Media coverage and talk of Ebola’s threat are spreading around the globe faster than the actual virus. But the messages arriving on people’s social media feeds and what is actually happening aren’t completely aligned.

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    Editorial: Shrinking classes grows quality education

Editorial: Shrinking classes grows quality education

For the past few years, Baylor has had record-breaking freshman classes. The class of 2016 had 3,739 first-year students and the following class had 3,707 freshmen. The class of 2018 was unexpectedly large, with 4,125 incoming students. With such large numbers, the College of Arts and Sciences has turned its attention to the faculty-to-student ratio in efforts to reduce it with the 10-Year Enrollment Management Plan.

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    Editorial: Fund NASA

Editorial: Fund NASA

One of the most enduring legacies of modern patriotism in America, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been a leading force in science and technology throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

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