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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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    Viewpoint: Journalists aren’t the bad guys

Viewpoint: Journalists aren’t the bad guys

Journalists have many different reputations, but the most common is that they are the “bad guys.” People see us journalists as people who are digging only to find bad or hurtful information. This could not be farther from the truth.

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    Viewpoint: Be the standard; don’t conform

Viewpoint: Be the standard; don’t conform

“Be the standard.” All throughout society we aim for perfection. We aim to not only to succeed, but to triumph. Hardly ever does anyone just want to be standard. These short words that carry no value to others, inspire, encourage and drive Baylor as a whole.

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    Viewpoint: Penland Crossroads’ desserts are the day’s best sweetener

Viewpoint: Penland Crossroads’ desserts are the day’s best sweetener

Penland Crossroads is wonderful. It feels too big though. What’s the other side of the room, opposite to the dessert station even being used for? Some people tell me the bathrooms are over there, but I don’t really know because I’ve never had time to check. Why would I go to where the dessert station is not?

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    Viewpoint: @ManBunMondays is top notch

Viewpoint: @ManBunMondays is top notch

It didn’t used to be my favorite day. That is, until I discovered the best Instagram account on my favorite topic.
And that topic is man buns, also known as “muns.”

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    The Bottom Line – Financial illiteracy: Why is this a bad thing for students?

The Bottom Line – Financial illiteracy: Why is this a bad thing for students?

The results are in, and the prognosis looks grim. Half of Texas is one financial crisis away from slipping into poverty, according to a report released last week by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. The corporation also ranked Texas 41st among states that help its residents protect their assets.

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    Viewpoint: Perfection isn’t perfect

Viewpoint: Perfection isn’t perfect

It’s a classic job interview cop-out. When asked, “What’s your biggest weakness?” simply answer, “Oh, I’m too much of a perfectionist.” Why? Because the word perfectionist kindles positive thoughts of how hard-working and detail-oriented a person is.

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