The Baylor Lariat


Points of View

Viewpoint: You grow in the moments where crap happens

    Viewpoint: You grow in the moments where crap happens

People like to tell stories about their time during college — what they did, saw, won, who they knew, etc. I have some pretty great college stories, and most of them originate in the Lariat newsroom.

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Viewpoint: Violence has no home in the light

    Viewpoint: Violence has no home in the light

The kind of turmoil, which is not as widespread as the media would have us believe, that erupted in Baltimore on Monday is becoming a disturbing habit in the wake of black deaths at the hands of U.S. police officers.

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The Bottom Line: Council member should embrace change in Waco

    The Bottom Line: Council member should embrace change in Waco

This year, Waco city council member Alice Rodriguez is running against Baylor alumnus Jake Russell to fill the council seat for District 2. The most divisive issue in the election is one that pits two very separate ideologies against each other, and that’s economic development within the district.

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Viewpoint: Clinton good for presidency

    Viewpoint: Clinton good for presidency

Under the public spotlight, she has displayed a reputable character fit for the presidency. Her unprevaricating demeanor and accountability under pressure attests that she is capable of politicking with uncompromised integrity. Her Illinois roots and personality without airs strikes home to those in middle America.

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Viewpoint: It’s not about the clothing label

    Viewpoint: It’s not about the clothing label

Shoppers burst into Target stores to grab all they could — some for their own collections and others to sell online. This caused some outrage by those who also wanted to go home with something. But it didn’t cause as many issues as the fact that Lilly Pulitzer chose to collaborate with Target.

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Viewpoint: Shaping up isn’t as hard as you think

    Viewpoint: Shaping up isn’t as hard as you think

The benefits of living in the U.S. are endless, and the opportunities and lifestyles people can create here make this land one of the greatest places to live in the world. So many choices, however, can lead to many regrets. Obesity is a monster that Americans have to fight, and the battle isn’t any easier with the amount of resources that are at our fingertips.

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Viewpoint: Don’t ignore your history

    Viewpoint: Don’t ignore your history

Ben Affleck, Oscar-winning actor and future Batman, is yet another victim of Wikileaks. A set of private emails between between Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton and “Finding Your Roots” host Henry Louis Gates Jr. revealed a controversial request by Affleck.

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Viewpoint: Include productivity in summer activities

    Viewpoint: Include productivity in summer activities

School might be over by then but we should still set goals for ourselves on our days off.

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Viewpoint: Re-evaluate feminism

    Viewpoint: Re-evaluate feminism

With as much media attention the issue is receiving, it feels a bit redundant to write about. But I can’t shake the feeling that people don’t understand what feminism actually is.

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How I See It: When you love your job, you work with gusto

    How I See It: When you love your job, you work with gusto

In looking around the newsroom, I saw people who were dedicated to their craft and passionate about creating in this special sanctuary. “Do they hate being here?” I wondered. “Do they hate their job?”

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