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The Bottom Line: Pell Grants: Invest in students’ future, see positive return

    The Bottom Line: Pell Grants: Invest in students’ future, see positive return

Through Pell Grants, Stafford Loans and other initiatives, the government places a premium on the value of education in the country, and realizes that the externalities education poses are immeasurable. Thus it is disheartening to see that, despite financial aid’s importance, Congress is now attempting to freeze maximum Pell Grant awards at their current value of $5,775.

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Viewpoint: Hate your major? It doesn’t matter.

    Viewpoint: Hate your major? It doesn’t matter.

Don’t be worried if, like me, you’re graduating with a degree that you don’t plan on using. Instead, use your time to gain experience in the field you want, even if it’s not paid, and take more classes that you might have the slightest interest in.

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Death penalty is abomination

    Death penalty is abomination

It is contained in a remarkable letter to the editor of the Shreveport Times regarding a 65-year-old black man named Glenn Ford whom Stroud tried for murder in 1984. When the all-white jury sentenced Ford to death, Stroud and his team went out drinking to celebrate. Meantime, Ford went to Louisiana’s notorious Angola prison.

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Keep up with distant friends

    Keep up with distant friends

No matter how far a new life is from an old one, though, military brats never forget a home. Military kids are experts at the balancing act of adjusting to a new life with new friends while holding on to the old ones.

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Viewpoint: Contemporary vs. traditional, It doesn’t matter

    Viewpoint: Contemporary vs. traditional, It doesn’t matter

Church activities had always been a part of my life, so that didn’t change. As my faith grew, I started recognizing and understanding how churches work. I understood that the people are what make a church possible.

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The Bottom Line: Retirement, What’s your plan?

    The Bottom Line: Retirement, What’s your plan?

New reports from USA Today suggest that long-term care for senior citizens is becoming increasingly expensive and effectively working to increase the costs of healthcare for the elderly.

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Viewpoint: Jolie’s decision promotes awareness

    Viewpoint: Jolie’s decision promotes awareness

On Tuesday, actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie released an op-ed in the New York Times titled “Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery.” The article revealed her choice to remove both her ovaries and fallopian tubes just two years after she had a double mastectomy — a decision she also publicized.

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Viewpoint: Only reading Buzzfeed articles feeds our narcissism, vanity

    Viewpoint: Only reading Buzzfeed articles feeds our narcissism, vanity

Instead of picking up a newspaper or turning on the local news, the millennial generation looks at shared Buzzfeed articles to satisfy their news content intake.

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Viewpoint: The best breaks aren’t planned

    Viewpoint: The best breaks aren’t planned

Throughout high school and during my time here at Baylor, I have been described as a couple of things. One word seems to be repetitive: organized.

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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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