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    Viewpoint: A fresh face is a happy face

Viewpoint: A fresh face is a happy face

For female college students, we must not only excel academically, but often face a persistent struggle to maintain a pleasing appearance to others. This is not to say that girls who love to apply full makeup everyday are wrong- merely that those who don’t enjoy that shouldn’t feel looked down on.

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    Viewpoint: We own time, not objects

Viewpoint: We own time, not objects

The concept of ownership is something we learn fairly early on in life. It is not uncommon to hear a toddler utter the word “mine” to another kid as they wrestle over a toy. Even men we revere in history for conquering foreign lands have put down their country’s flag as a way of claiming ownership. However, these kinds of actions pose a greater question: What does it really mean to own something?

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    Viewpoint: Take ‘me’ out of Lent season

Viewpoint: Take ‘me’ out of Lent season

My favorite part of going to the baseball park when I was younger was the Icee machine. My parents were always distracted and usually wouldn’t realize that I’d use the whole $5 they gave me on Icees.

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    Bottom Line: Trending in the field: the value of statistics

Bottom Line: Trending in the field: the value of statistics

Every semester, students in the business school sign up for quantitative business analysis. The stories associated with regression lines, estimation intervals and hypothesis testing are legendary, and students cringe at the thought of taking it, or any other statistical analysis class. I know I did. That is of course, until I realized that my job may depend on it.

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    Viewpoint: A divided government helps no one

Viewpoint: A divided government helps no one

A government’s role is to provide infrastructure and leadership that incentivizes its citizens toward principles that contribute to a flourishing life. Though very different from the ruling body of a nation, student government is not exempt from this mission-centric design. student government exists to build a better Baylor and is guided by a set of foundational principles that are made known through the mission of the university, namely the pursuit of “academic excellence,” “Christian commitment” and “a caring community.”

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    Viewpoint: Rings aren’t center of engagements

Viewpoint: Rings aren’t center of engagements

Getting engaged is one of the pivotal moments in any woman’s life. It’s something many girls think about for years before it happens, and thanks to wedding boards on Pinterest and ring accounts on Instagram, a woman can browse engagement rings for hours and pick out her dream ring, or at least narrow down her favorite style.

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    Viewpoint: ‘Secret Knowledge’ drives our lives

Viewpoint: ‘Secret Knowledge’ drives our lives

No, the Secret Knowledge is the truth behind the truth, the real facts behind the facts “they” want you to believe. It unveils the conspiracies beneath the facade suckers mistake for real life. Not incidentally, the Secret Knowledge will always confirm your worst fears.

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    Viewpoint: Let’s retake lifetime fitness

Viewpoint: Let’s retake lifetime fitness

Long story short, I took the class, got a heck of a lot better at running, and now I actually enjoy the activity. It showed me that I was more than capable of training for something and seeing myself improve over time, and it was much more of as stress reliever that I thought it would be.

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    Viewpoint: Set high goals; know limits

Viewpoint: Set high goals; know limits

If you ask any one of my high school classmates, they will probably say that I did everything in high school. It’s true; I was in 18 school activities, including five Academic University Interscholastic League events while still staying in the top 10 percent of my class.

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    Viewpoint: Chapel Hill murders can be stepping stones

Viewpoint: Chapel Hill murders can be stepping stones

I was struck when I heard the news of three students being murdered in Chapel Hill, N.C. I read the initial police report and saw the Craig Stephen Hicks’ testimony about how the killing came after an ongoing parking dispute.

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