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    Military strength grows in military kids

Military strength grows in military kids

Growing up as an Army brat, I didn’t have a normal childhood. Our family tables were often missing one person, moving was a constant hassle, and most importantly, schools and friendships were a come-and-go situation. This is the case for many children of a military parent or parents. Never feeling settled in one spot can overshadow what could be a great story for the entire family.

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    Viewpoint: Value the person, see the whole picture, understand context

Viewpoint: Value the person, see the whole picture, understand context

The recent debates regarding Islam have made me reflect on my right to the freedom of speech. Part of the First Amendment adopted way back when, this freedom is one Americans too often take for granted.

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    Viewpoint: If you knew me, you’d know I’m not the typical South Asian

Viewpoint: If you knew me, you’d know I’m not the typical South Asian

During Welcome Week at Baylor, I remember walking across campus back toward my dorm with one of my friends who was Indian. I had been on campus for a grand total of three days, and to this point, it was everything I had hoped it to be and more.

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    Viewpoint: Baylor strives for harmonious relationships among faiths

Viewpoint: Baylor strives for harmonious relationships among faiths

In ancient Greece, townspeople came together into the marketplace for both commerce and trade, on the one hand, and the exchange of ideas, on the other. This culture, which reached its zenith in ancient Athens, is powerfully captured in Acts chapter 17.

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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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    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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    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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    Viewpoint: Snyder should change the Redskins team name

Viewpoint: Snyder should change the Redskins team name

When it comes to U.S. history, there aren’t many groups that have had it as bad as Native Americans. From an invasion of their homeland to an attempted genocide and the Trail of Tears, it was all pretty much downhill for Native Americans after the discovery of America.

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    Viewpoint: Sports influence Baylor’s affluence

Viewpoint: Sports influence Baylor’s affluence

This past summer, I went on a family trip to Washington, D.C. Despite being almost 1,500 miles from Waco, I got multiple comments along the way on my Baylor apparel.

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    Viewpoint: ACL festival flows with new music

Viewpoint: ACL festival flows with new music

Austin City Limits Music Festival is a time to listen to bunch of bands, dance with your friends and have a good time.

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