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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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Let the money flow into politics

The Supreme Court’s opinion in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission is an important development for campaign finance regulation and a victory for those who support the First Amendment.

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    Don’t envy Disney princesses

Don’t envy Disney princesses

Disney princesses are idolized for their enchanting love stories among evil forces. They are known for their poise as well as magnificent dresses and hair. However, the princesses’ hair is the only thing I envy about them.

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    Attack Putin in the pocketbook, not politically

Attack Putin in the pocketbook, not politically

The old adage “With money comes power” is all too prevalent in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

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    Drew deserves praise from Baylor Nation

Drew deserves praise from Baylor Nation

There are 19 active coaches in college basketball who have reached the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament two or more times in their careers. Out of the 19, the youngest is a 43-year-old coach out of Waco by the name of Scott Drew.

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