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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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Share your faith in a letter to the editor

The Lariat recently published a column by sports writer Jeffrey Swindoll titled “Politically correct isn’t always right.” The content in the column has been called inflammatory, hate speech and even stupid by various people, especially on social media. Letters in response to Swindoll’s column have reached numbers in the double digits. The Lariat has published several of these letters – two in the paper and five more online.

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Lariat Letters: Opposing responses to “Politically correct isn’t always right” column

To whom it may concern, I’m writing in regards to the editorial piece “Viewpoint: Politically correct isn’t always right” that was published on Oct.13. Myself, and I know many of the other students here at Baylor, feel that this piece is extremely bigoted and prejudiced against the Islamic faith. Never

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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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    Viewpoint: Be considerate when traveling

Viewpoint: Be considerate when traveling

With public transportation becoming increasingly more popular in the U.S. – such as flying on airplanes – people frequently take trips all over the country, whether it be for work or vacation. While I’m a generally easy-going person, there are many issues I have come across over my many years of travel.

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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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    Lariat Letters: Christians take their texts seriously, too

Lariat Letters: Christians take their texts seriously, too

In the Oct. 14 column “Politically correct isn’t always right,” Jeffrey Swindoll argues that the “politically correct narrative” of Islam as a peaceful religion promoted by our “incompetent … public figures” is in fact wrong, that in reality the vast majority of Muslims approve of violence because they take the Quran literally.

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    Viewpoint: Engage your brain, attend more lectures

Viewpoint: Engage your brain, attend more lectures

When I graduate, one thing I will miss about Baylor will be the lectures. Some people will come back for homecoming, I will come back for the Beall Poetry Festival.

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    Lariat Letters: Tolerance can’t be seen along party lines

Lariat Letters: Tolerance can’t be seen along party lines

Starting off, I will say that I am a non-Muslim, tolerance defender getting on my soapbox. However, replace the “pseudo-intellect” part with actual history.

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    Lariat Letters: College Football Belt is where it belongs

Lariat Letters: College Football Belt is where it belongs

There’s another exciting aspect of Saturday’s last-second win over TCU that not many people know about. Baylor took back posession of the College Football Belt.

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