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    Editorial: Fat power movement dangerous

Editorial: Fat power movement dangerous

Liberal pockets of the Internet have been abuzz with a new topic, and it is gaining a lot of attention. The fat acceptance movement, also known as size acceptance, fat liberalism or the fat power movement, seeks to remove any sort of stigma associated with plus-sized people, and some have gone as far as to seek change to rules or regulations that they believe exhibits anti-fat bias.

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    Editorial: Netflix raises prices for good reason

Editorial: Netflix raises prices for good reason

In the past few years, Netflix, the movie and television streaming and DVD service, has grown like a rabbit family, racking up subscribers all over the world. It has brought about the Netflix binging craze that has forced many college students into hibernation at one point or another to watch insane amounts “House of Cards” or “Mad Men” in one sitting.

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    Editorial: Anti-vaccination hurts everyone

Editorial: Anti-vaccination hurts everyone

Vaccinations are an important aspect of a child’s health, but broader than that, they are an important aspect of public health. Knowing this, it seems ridiculous that people would even fathom not vaccinating their children. Unfortunately from the creation of the first vaccine until now, the mindset of not vaccinating children has persisted. Vaccines prevent diseases and make the world a much safer place. The fact that they do not cause autism is just the cherry on top. To spell that out clearly, vaccinations do not cause autism.

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    Editorial: NCAA in a pickle over new meal rules

Editorial: NCAA in a pickle over new meal rules

The NCAA Board of Directors has a big decision ahead of it that could forever change the lives of student-athletes. Current rules require schools to provide three meals per day to scholarship athletes. The rules also allow for schools to give athletes snacks as well.

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    Editorial: Stuff your face or get expelled

Editorial: Stuff your face or get expelled

Bodies are strange things. Some people can pour calorie after calorie into their bodies and not gain an ounce of weight while others struggle to keep weight off despite eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly.

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Editorial: Nobody benefits from mindless busywork

No one likes a complainer, especially in the workplace. Very rarely does a company stand for employees who whine about daily tasks or add to the pessimism of a Monday morning slump.

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    Editorial: Cryogenic practices need policy

Editorial: Cryogenic practices need policy

With the recent “Captain America” movie, cryogenics and the practice of freezing human bodies until medical science can revive corpses is brought into question. How close is the world to freezing bodies until a cure for death can be found? The answer is not far at all. In fact, the first body was cryogenically frozen in liquid nitrogen in 1967.

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    Editorials: Common Core holds smart students back

Editorials: Common Core holds smart students back

Thinking back to our K-12 years, it is easy to think about the diverse types of students we crossed paths with — some of the students were the “nerds” and some were not quite as smart. To combat this, many states have started implementing the Common Core approach to education.

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Editorial: Colbert a good choice for Late Show

Late-night television icon David Letterman announced his planned retirement from the Late Show on April 3. Immediately speculation started as to which personality would replace Letterman after his retirement.

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    Editorial: Let’s talk about sex; Students need sex ed

Editorial: Let’s talk about sex; Students need sex ed

According to a study on teen pregnancy released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, eight out of 10 teens fail to receive sex education before their first sexual encounter. Though the study shows the rate of teen pregnancy has decreased over the past decade, it also suggests that sex education could further decrease the overall prevalence of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

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