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The Baylor Lariat

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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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    Viewpoint: Revamp Hollywood movies

Viewpoint: Revamp Hollywood movies

A good brainstorming session might do Hollywood well.

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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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    Viewpoint: Do you only watch what affirms your own beliefs?

Viewpoint: Do you only watch what affirms your own beliefs?

You can’t handle the truth. There is a temptation to take that line from Jack Nicholson _ snarled at Tom Cruise in “A Few Good Men” _ as the moral of the story, the lesson to be learned from a new study on trustworthiness and the news media.

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    Viewpoint: Baylor veterans deserve early registration

Viewpoint: Baylor veterans deserve early registration

It’s that time of the year again: time to register for next semester’s classes. Many students find registering for classes frustrating for numerous reasons, and I doubt there is a solution that could make everyone happy.

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    Viewpoint: Go outside, enjoy our national parks

Viewpoint: Go outside, enjoy our national parks

It’s November in Texas, which, might I add, has been a glorious month as far as temperatures go. For anyone who enjoys camping, this is a (or, as far as Texas goes, maybe “the”) prime month to pack up your old Coleman or what-have-you and spend a few days “roughing it.”

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    Viewpoint: Protect your liberties

Viewpoint: Protect your liberties

America’s founding principles of liberty and equality have guided our nation’s path from 1776 to the present day. These principles took us to revolution and war. Their promise drove freedom fighters to America’s streets to demand that the state recognize the same rights of non-landowners, minorities and women.

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    Viewpoint: Don’t ask me why pageant Q&As matter

Viewpoint: Don’t ask me why pageant Q&As matter

Beauty pageants do not sit well with me. Showboating physical appearance while claiming to promote various social causes, which often include women’s self-esteem, seems contradictory.

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