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Viewpoint: Recent college graduate? Try unemployed adults.

    Viewpoint: Recent college graduate? Try unemployed adults.

As a senior graduating in December, I am already on the job hunt. As most people know, getting a job in the market these days is near to impossible for recent graduates.

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Student body president: My next steps will be bold

    Student body president: My next steps will be bold

Yesterday the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom, former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, joined the esteemed list of On Topic series participants. Notably referred to as the “conscience of Congress,” Wolf and President and Chancellor Ken Starr undoubtedly planted a seed of reflection in all those in attendance, including me.

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Viewpoint: Not all degree plans are created equal

    Viewpoint: Not all degree plans are created equal

One of the most pressing tasks on my todo list is to finish my basic courses at a local community college this summer. I’m under pressure because the university stops accepting transfer credits during a student’s final 30 hours at Baylor.

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Viewpoint: Fight injustices with resilience

    Viewpoint: Fight injustices with resilience

First, they sang “God Will Take Care of You.” Then they walked out of Brown Chapel to a playground where they organized themselves into 24 groups of 25 each and set out marching.

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Viewpoint: Selflessness is heroic

    Viewpoint: Selflessness is heroic

“With great power comes great responsibility,” according to Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben.

There are many superheroes in comic books, from Superman to Batman and everything in between. Some are not as well-known as others, but they are still just as significant.

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Consume news beyond what you like to hear

    Consume news beyond what you like to hear

It’s a tumultuous time in news media. Everything feels so polarized, commercialized and sensationalized. Turning on any of the major

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Viewpoint: Don’t let social media steal your joy

    Viewpoint: Don’t let social media steal your joy

We’ve all experienced the life evaluation that occasionally follows after checking social media. That girl ran a half-marathon this morning? I haven’t gotten out of bed yet. He landed an impressive accounting internship? I can’t even remember to pay my rent on time.

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Viewpoint: The Federal Reserve: Let’s keep politics out of it

    Viewpoint: The Federal Reserve: Let’s keep politics out of it

Last week, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen testified before Congress and was questioned by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Jeb Hensarling who serves as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and others. During the hearings, Yellen was asked about inflation, the unemployment rate and the Federal Reserve System’s top legal counsel.

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Viewpoint: Straw polls can be skewed

    Viewpoint: Straw polls can be skewed

This past week, thousands of conservatives gathered from across the nation in National Harbor, MD for the Conservative Political Action Conference (w). People attend CPAC to network and listen to a variety of renowned conservative speakers. During the conference, attendees were encouraged to vote for their presidential preference in a straw poll

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Viewpoint: Feminism isn’t ‘us vs. them’

    Viewpoint: Feminism isn’t ‘us vs. them’

“Umm … I don’t think so,” I said hesitantly and ignorantly when my English professor asked me if I was a feminist during my freshman year of college. While feminism simply means equality of the sexes, and that means equality for all races of women, why do so many flee from being labeled feminist?

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