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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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    Viewpoint: Student government needs to support greater email storage

Viewpoint: Student government needs to support greater email storage

“Your Baylor mailbox is almost full.” It’s about time we put those repetitive emails from Information Technology Services to rest.

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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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    Viewpoint: Revamp Hollywood movies

Viewpoint: Revamp Hollywood movies

A good brainstorming session might do Hollywood well.

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    Lariat Letter: Baylor Missions provides chances to transform

Lariat Letter: Baylor Missions provides chances to transform

Thanks so much to the Baylor Lariat editorial board for introducing the topic of service. I have the privilege of being the director of Baylor Missions, and it was good to see our program get a “shout out.”

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    Professors, hold yourselves to same standards as students

Professors, hold yourselves to same standards as students

Thanksgiving break is just around the corner, and many students’ grade standing in some classes is unknown. Assignments have been submitted, but the turnaround from professors is at a standstill. Without knowing grades, students have no means of knowing how to prepare for the last stretch of the semester.

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    Viewpoint: Value secular education without religious bias

Viewpoint: Value secular education without religious bias

By Sergio Legorreta Reporter We should support secular public schools, just as Rufus C. Burleson, the second president of Baylor, did almost 100 years ago. The reasons public education is important remain largely the same as those presented in a 1915 Baylor homecoming speech titled “Baylor People in Public Education.”

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    Viewpoint: Don’t let a screen replace faces

Viewpoint: Don’t let a screen replace faces

The main form of communication today is texting. It’s fast, easy and simple.

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    Viewpoint: Take studying for finals seriously

Viewpoint: Take studying for finals seriously

It’s getting down to crunch time here at Baylor, and the libraries, computer labs and study corridors are becoming more populated by the second. Students are finally putting down their phones and are attempting to focus on course material that should have been mastered months ago.
The final stretch to final exams is here, and students better be prepared for it.

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    Editorial: Active shooter drill scared kids needlessly

Editorial: Active shooter drill scared kids needlessly

American schools have long used drills to prepare students, faculty and rescue workers to properly respond to an emergency. A fire drill, for example, is commonly used so students know where to go and how to act during a fire. However, events such as the Columbine and Sandy Hook school shootings have prompted a fairly new type of drill to emerge in many states: active shooter drills.

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