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    Viewpoint: Senate is ready for change

Viewpoint: Senate is ready for change

FiveThirtyEight, the poll-ranking data machine run by Nate Silver, currently gives Republicans a 64.6 percent chance of winning the majority in the United States Senate.

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    Viewpoint: Forget spin-offs; vinyl is better

Viewpoint: Forget spin-offs; vinyl is better

At the risk of sounding pretentious, I’d like to make a statement: Music is better on vinyl.

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    Viewpoint: It’s your duty to be an informed citizen

Viewpoint: It’s your duty to be an informed citizen

The Gospels relay Jesus’ capacity to speak the truth in love. As He went into a Jewish synagogue, Jesus was met by a man with a shriveled hand. When He healed the man, He was met with accusations of impropriety and criminal behavior.

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    Viewpoint: Sometimes it’s good to question your beliefs

Viewpoint: Sometimes it’s good to question your beliefs

I should begin by confessing that I left my previous article a little bit bare of the details of my journey to practicing both Judaism and Christianity.

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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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