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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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    Lariat Letter: Baylor fans were justified in rushing the field after TCU game

Lariat Letter: Baylor fans were justified in rushing the field after TCU game

I totally understand what it looks like from the outside: we were 8 point favorites, at home, in the middle of the season: It shouldn’t have been that exciting.

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    Viewpoint: Politically correct isn’t always right

Viewpoint: Politically correct isn’t always right

There is an evident obsession with defending Islam that has taken hold in the United States and elsewhere. Everyone from President Barack Obama to Rosie O’Donnell have contributed to the ongoing PR campaign for Islam. Even David Cameron, prime minister of the United Kingdom, has suddenly become an apologist for Islam.

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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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