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    Lifetime fitness classes are a waste

Lifetime fitness classes are a waste

As a double major, every credit hour is important to me. My schedule for each semester, always meticulously planned out, and always the maximum 18 hours, must be precise or I risk graduating late. Trying to make sure classes get taken in the correct order, both major requirements are filled, and that my days won’t be too overwhelming make signing up for classes a stressful time for me, as it is for every student. There is one thing about arranging my course schedule, however, that I despise over everything else – the fact that I am required to fit four lifetime fitness classes into my schedule.

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    Viewpoint: Embrace culture shocks

Viewpoint: Embrace culture shocks

Living with someone who takes a shower at night, likes to take pictures of food and often stammers when speaking English is not easy. I’m grateful that my roommates put up with all my Chinese habits. As an exchange student, I still find everything so different in my second week in the States. From shaking hands to going to a concert in the university stadium, cultural shocks are everywhere.

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    Viewpoint: Speak up or face ice-cold bucket of truth

Viewpoint: Speak up or face ice-cold bucket of truth

People say they don’t like politics because “both sides can never agree on anything.” But is there anything that can ever achieve universal agreement?

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    Viewpoint: People are more than numbers

Viewpoint: People are more than numbers

I am a Christian on Baylor’s campus – no surprise there. It is safe to say that a large percentage of the school’s students, faculty and staff identify with or were at some point exposed to Christian ideals.

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    Viewpoint: Let passion blaze in your pursuits

Viewpoint: Let passion blaze in your pursuits

“Look behind you,” said Mike, a new friend I’d made only a month prior. I wrapped my arms more tightly around his waist, afraid I’d fall off his mint-green Vespa, get run over and become a messy splat on the Brooklyn Bridge. But I trusted Mike, so I twisted around to look behind me.

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    Viewpoint: Don’t overcommit; enjoy college

Viewpoint: Don’t overcommit; enjoy college

Late Night felt a tad bit different this year when I walked to help work one of the booths. As a senior, I think back to my first semester as a transfer student, and how I was mesmerized by over 200 organizations that used the event as a springboard to recruit new members.

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    Points of View: Lariat’s new services are weapons in battle for better news

Points of View: Lariat’s new services are weapons in battle for better news

News can be a great sleep-inducer, especially when reading a news story leads you to ask, “Why do I care?” Let me ask you this: Why DO you care? Why pick up a newspaper at all?

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    Points of View: Student body president focuses on better student experience

Points of View: Student body president focuses on better student experience

Baylor University is entering a time of unprecedented notoriety and exceptional success. No longer is our commitment to clearly understanding our desired destination simply a personal conviction. But now, our pursuit of excellence and our Christian commitment are on display for the entire world to see.

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Points of view: Take a stand, use f-word

Your mother won’t make you wash your mouth out with soap after saying this f-word, but declaring yourself as a feminist in my experience receives the same disbelieving looks. No, I don’t undertake in bra-burning rituals or think consensual sex between married couples is rape. I simply want equality.

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Points of view: Are gender-specific toys damaging?

A Connecticut teen has become a gender equality sensation after her letter to McDonald’s headquarters went viral online. In the letter, Antonia Ayres-Brown wrote about how displeased she was with McDonald’s for how it passes out toys for its Happy Meals.

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