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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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Points of View: User anonymity heart of Yik Yak success

Yik Yak is an app that consists of an anonymous chat board. It uses the GPS software in your phone and displays the posts from the 500 closest users to you. Personally, I like to describe it as the Burn Book of social media. The posts on Yik Yak can be ruthless, hilarious and everything in between.

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Points of View: I’m happy without Greek affiliation

“Wait, so you’re not in sorority?” With a sister who’s a Chi-O, a boyfriend who’s a Phi Chi, and roommates who are an Alpha Chi and a Theta, this is a question I am asked more times a week than I’d like to count.

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    Points of view: Athletes earn ‘free’ gear from Baylor

Points of view: Athletes earn ‘free’ gear from Baylor

The other day I came across a post on the app “Yik Yak” that read, “the only time an athlete shows some school pride is when they are wearing the gear given to them that we pay for.”

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    Points of view: Competitive cheer should be NCAA sport

Points of view: Competitive cheer should be NCAA sport

Cameras, lights, makeup and bows describe the life of a competitive cheerleader, but that does not justify the talent and skill set needed to execute a two minute and 30 second routine.

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    Points of view: Rio’s plan to clean up city has serious drawbacks

Points of view: Rio’s plan to clean up city has serious drawbacks

Violent drug cartels have been a deep and visible scar on the political and social landscapes of Central and South America for decades, but a social “clean-up” program by the Brazilian government may finally offer a viable solution to the age-old problem.

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    Points of view: Greek organizations should have pledges

Points of view: Greek organizations should have pledges

Pledging and hazing are not synonymous. Before I get into the meat of this column and you write me off as a sadistic, pledge-hating psychopath, I need to make that much clear.

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    NFL should ban n-word, racial slurs

NFL should ban n-word, racial slurs

At the end of the 2014 NFL owners meetings in Orlando, the Competition Committee voted on issues concerning player safety and officiating. But perhaps the most interesting issue was the one that didn’t make it to the voting phase — the banning of the n-word.

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    Focus on jobs, not careers

Focus on jobs, not careers

“So, what are you doing after graduation?” That has to be the single most hated question for college seniors everywhere, the perfect answer to which is “lunch.”

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