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    Viewpoint: Know hacks of Internet scams

Viewpoint: Know hacks of Internet scams

You go to a coffee shop, order your favorite latte and get a nice seat in a booth by a window. You whip out your laptop and look to see if there’s free Wi-Fi available. Hooray, there is Wi-Fi available. You click through the agreement as fast as possible, wanting to check the latest posts on Facebook. Little do you know that you’ve just signed away your firstborn child.

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    Viewpoint: Christian films don’t need to be substandard

Viewpoint: Christian films don’t need to be substandard

I have never been a fan of Christian movies. You know the ones I’m talking about. They almost always have obnoxiously direct dialogue, underestimating the intelligence of the audience to interpret the message on their own. They feel more like propaganda than artistic expression. I can’t stand them. “Soul Surfer” soul-sucked my desire to live for the entirety of its 106-minute run time.

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    Viewpoint: Don’t be an ignorant American

Viewpoint: Don’t be an ignorant American

Americans, as a whole, don’t spend enough vacation time overseas. The experience of visiting a foreign country has so much to offer, and yet many Americans will never leave the country.

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    Viewpoint: Cleanse poverty with clean water

Viewpoint: Cleanse poverty with clean water

There is no legal right to clean water. But is there a human right to water? More importantly, what happens to the individuals who lose access to water?

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    Viewpoint: Late night frenzy: Don’t procrastinate

Viewpoint: Late night frenzy: Don’t procrastinate

Fellow students, brothers, sisters, people wearing sweatpants and trying to type that last word with a caffeine-shaky hand, let’s just all agree that pulling all nighters is really just not fun, possibly the opposite of fun. It is the dreaded anti-fun.

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    Viewpoint: Uber is the way to go

Viewpoint: Uber is the way to go

Everyone likes to talk about innovation and entrepreneurship. But actually embracing these values (and the short-term pain they may bring) is a commitment that many are not willing to make.

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    Viewpoint: Focus on offshoots of Al-Qaida, not IS

Viewpoint: Focus on offshoots of Al-Qaida, not IS

The Middle East has always been a politically and religiously volatile region. Whether you stick to recent history or look toward the past, you will see a region stricken with a variety of wars and issues that need to be addressed by not only countries in these areas, but also the West and other developed countries throughout the world.

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    Viewpoint: Sniff the flowers, don’t complain

Viewpoint: Sniff the flowers, don’t complain

That time of the year again is swiftly approaching. You know, that time of the year. The time of the year when you have three big exams all on the same day, work starts to becomes hectic and your grandma begins calling you to make sure you’re going to be home this year for Thanksgiving.

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    Viewpoint: Journalism classes need to be rewritten

Viewpoint: Journalism classes need to be rewritten

Baylor’s department of journalism, public relations and new media is one of my favorite places on campus. Of the handful of departments I have interacted with, it seems to have some of the most involved faculty and staff on campus.

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    Viewpoint: Support your family with loyalty

Viewpoint: Support your family with loyalty

One day in my Christian Scriptures class we were talking about arranged marriage within biblical cultures.

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