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    Points of View: Are we Baylor students or customers?

Points of View: Are we Baylor students or customers?

There is a raging debate going on in higher education about the status of students. As a student, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to determine if university administrators view students as customers, products, or simply none of the above.

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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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    Points of View: Greek yogurt has been lying to you

Points of View: Greek yogurt has been lying to you

I am a proud American. I love the innovative and individualist spirit of this great nation, but one thing about American culture really makes me cringe. In efforts to make healthy foods palatable, we cram all kinds of sweet tasting, unhealthy junk into them. Greek-style yogurt is the biggest offender today.
When it comes to Greek-style yogurt, Americans need to cut the fluff.

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    Points of View: Life after prison can be difficult

Points of View: Life after prison can be difficult

Discrimination against those who were once in prison is still discrimination. Whether trying to re-enter the workplace or just trying to integrate back into everyday life, former inmates deserve every bit of respect as the rest of us.

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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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Points of View: User anonymity heart of Yik Yak success

Yik Yak is an app that consists of an anonymous chat board. It uses the GPS software in your phone and displays the posts from the 500 closest users to you. Personally, I like to describe it as the Burn Book of social media. The posts on Yik Yak can be ruthless, hilarious and everything in between.

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Points of View: I’m happy without Greek affiliation

“Wait, so you’re not in sorority?” With a sister who’s a Chi-O, a boyfriend who’s a Phi Chi, and roommates who are an Alpha Chi and a Theta, this is a question I am asked more times a week than I’d like to count.

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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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Lariat Letters: Pledging should be removed altogether

Regarding Megan Grindstaff’s April 15 column titled “Greek organizations should have pledges,” perhaps it is time to throw the baby out with the bath water.

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    Points of view: Athletes earn ‘free’ gear from Baylor

Points of view: Athletes earn ‘free’ gear from Baylor

The other day I came across a post on the app “Yik Yak” that read, “the only time an athlete shows some school pride is when they are wearing the gear given to them that we pay for.”

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