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Points of View

    Viewpoint: Do you only watch what affirms your own beliefs?

Viewpoint: Do you only watch what affirms your own beliefs?

You can’t handle the truth. There is a temptation to take that line from Jack Nicholson _ snarled at Tom Cruise in “A Few Good Men” _ as the moral of the story, the lesson to be learned from a new study on trustworthiness and the news media.

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    Viewpoint: Baylor veterans deserve early registration

Viewpoint: Baylor veterans deserve early registration

It’s that time of the year again: time to register for next semester’s classes. Many students find registering for classes frustrating for numerous reasons, and I doubt there is a solution that could make everyone happy.

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    Viewpoint: Go outside, enjoy our national parks

Viewpoint: Go outside, enjoy our national parks

It’s November in Texas, which, might I add, has been a glorious month as far as temperatures go. For anyone who enjoys camping, this is a (or, as far as Texas goes, maybe “the”) prime month to pack up your old Coleman or what-have-you and spend a few days “roughing it.”

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    Viewpoint: Protect your liberties

Viewpoint: Protect your liberties

America’s founding principles of liberty and equality have guided our nation’s path from 1776 to the present day. These principles took us to revolution and war. Their promise drove freedom fighters to America’s streets to demand that the state recognize the same rights of non-landowners, minorities and women.

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    Viewpoint: Don’t ask me why pageant Q&As matter

Viewpoint: Don’t ask me why pageant Q&As matter

Beauty pageants do not sit well with me. Showboating physical appearance while claiming to promote various social causes, which often include women’s self-esteem, seems contradictory.

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    Viewpoint: Bridge gap between Christian, secular art

Viewpoint: Bridge gap between Christian, secular art

Christian movies suck. They do. They really do. Ask anybody if they enjoyed the film “God’s Not Dead” more than the new “Guardians of the Galaxy” flick. The same principle applies to music.

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    Viewpoint: Shopping isn’t a woman thing

Viewpoint: Shopping isn’t a woman thing

In a studying abroad briefing session at Baylor, I heard this from a female student who went to Japan this summer.

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    Viewpoint: Student government should focus on legacy, not absences

Viewpoint: Student government should focus on legacy, not absences

Just a few weeks ago, Student Senator Gannon McCahill created some controversy in student government by proposing a concealed carry on-campus bill, which was promptly vetoed by Student Body President Dominic Edwards. This week, McCahill was back in the spotlight after being asked to resign by the Senate Executive Council, a powerful group of senators that meets behind closed doors to decide on disciplinary issues for student government members.

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    Viewpoint: Waves can’t wash away the sacrifice of WWII vets

Viewpoint: Waves can’t wash away the sacrifice of WWII vets

I realized I know nothing. Nothing about sacrifice. Nothing about patriotism.

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    Viewpoint: Jeb Bush is a good choice for GOP

Viewpoint: Jeb Bush is a good choice for GOP

With Election Day coming to a close Tuesday, the media’s endless attention towards the U.S. Senate race will now shift to the most important race of all – the race for party supremacy in the White House.

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