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    Points of View: Lariat’s new services are weapons in battle for better news

Points of View: Lariat’s new services are weapons in battle for better news

News can be a great sleep-inducer, especially when reading a news story leads you to ask, “Why do I care?” Let me ask you this: Why DO you care? Why pick up a newspaper at all?

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    Points of View: Student body president focuses on better student experience

Points of View: Student body president focuses on better student experience

Baylor University is entering a time of unprecedented notoriety and exceptional success. No longer is our commitment to clearly understanding our desired destination simply a personal conviction. But now, our pursuit of excellence and our Christian commitment are on display for the entire world to see.

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Points of view: Take a stand, use f-word

Your mother won’t make you wash your mouth out with soap after saying this f-word, but declaring yourself as a feminist in my experience receives the same disbelieving looks. No, I don’t undertake in bra-burning rituals or think consensual sex between married couples is rape. I simply want equality.

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Points of view: Are gender-specific toys damaging?

A Connecticut teen has become a gender equality sensation after her letter to McDonald’s headquarters went viral online. In the letter, Antonia Ayres-Brown wrote about how displeased she was with McDonald’s for how it passes out toys for its Happy Meals.

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Points of View: Brutal honesty OK on Baylor course evaluation forms

Your phone pings, announcing an email. With a glance, you see it’s from Baylor University, but no, it’s not the weekly “On the Horizon.” It’s worse — it’s your fifth course evaluation reminder this week.

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    Points of View: Don’t be wasteful;  donate your stuff

Points of View: Don’t be wasteful; donate your stuff

In the final days before the school year comes to its stopping point, college students’ lives seem to accelerate in every aspect. And when that last final is over, the rush to get home saturates the campus atmosphere.

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Points of View: Group projects are risky business

At some point in your college career, regardless of major or classification, you encounter a group project. They are dreaded by most students for a variety of reasons.

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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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    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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