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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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    Right to remain tweeted: Local PD takes to  social media

Right to remain tweeted: Local PD takes to social media

Virtual red and blue lights are flashing across the Internet, with more and more Waco-area police departments making the transition to social media.

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    Tinder dating is like playing with fire

Tinder dating is like playing with fire

As my generation is practically reliant on social media, it is no surprise outlets exist to further one’s “love life.”

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Viewpoint: Facebook can lead to self-loathing

On Saturday, I chose to temporarily deactivate my Facebook profile.

I invent various excuses for why I did this. I just need to focus on school or I had a really awkward encounter with someone and need to be incognito for at least six months until the shame goes away. But the truth is this: Facebook often makes me feel like an failure.

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Viewpoint: Put down your gadgets and have a real conversation for once

Dear old-fashioned, outdated, face-to-face communication: We are no longer in need of your service, but thanks anyways – we have Facebook.

Cell phones, social media sites and computers – to name a few – seem to be replacing authentic, face-to-face communication. I remember the days where sitting at the dinner table each night consisted of conversational replies other than, “Oh, sorry mom, what? I didn’t hear you, I was texting my friends back,” or, “Hold that thought while I post how much fun we’re having on Instagram.”

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    Editorial: Facebook, Twitter: How much is too much?

Editorial: Facebook, Twitter: How much is too much?

Fellow students, we all remember a time when we checked Facebook five times a day, each time taking 30-45 minutes scrolling through other people’s statuses and photos. Some of us have proudly narrowed that down to two times a day now. And only for about 10 minutes each (hopefully).

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Lecturer: Story still central for movie industry

Baylor’s film and digital media department has undergone changes over the years. No longer does the industry revolve solely around 35mm film cameras. The digital age is abundantly present.

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    Students plan KONY 2012 poster campaign

Students plan KONY 2012 poster campaign

Long after the sun sets Friday, Baylor students will come together to plaster KONY 2012 posters all over Waco with one goal in mind — to make African warlord Joseph Kony famous.

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    Editorial: Arizona bill has good intentions but poor wording

Editorial: Arizona bill has good intentions but poor wording

Free speech and the Internet are under attack once again. Arizona House Bill 2549 looks to amend the telephone harassment section of the state’s anti-stalking law to include online communication of today.

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    Editorial: Job interviews shouldn’t require Facebook login

Editorial: Job interviews shouldn’t require Facebook login

As class of 2012 members prepare to graduate and find a job, they may expect certain personal questions to be asked of them in job interviews, but “What is your Facebook username and password?” is probably not one of them.

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