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Friday, October 31, 2014

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Melissa Scholke: Sickening state of student loans

BY MELISSA SCHOLKE

Individuals from poorer backgrounds are consistently told to work hard in order to go to college and to obtain a degree. Their persistence and struggle will supposedly guarantee success and a better life, but in reality, they risk becoming ensnared in debt with poor health and little motivation.

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Derek Wolfe: What's to hide?

BY DEREK WOLFE

Barriers to and a general lack of transparency displays a sort of arrogance among University leadership that is concerning. It says to the public that they’re not worthy of knowing certain information that isn’t even detrimental. It’s difficult to want to associate myself with leaders who feel that way about the people they work for.

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Eli Cahan: Thinking CAPS

BY ELI CAHAN

Luckily, in my time of need, I had friends, family and a therapist I felt comfortable turning to. Not all may be so lucky in the moment they need it most.

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Maja Tosic: Warning — This institution supports blindness

BY MAJA TOSIC

Until this institution stops blindly breeding privilege on top of privilege, it will continue to run the same course. Until then, there will be no program to teach me and my privileged peers of the impact of our actions. It’s upon us to unlearn and to become aware of our identities.

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Rennie Pasquinelli: Stats are stats

BY RENNIE PASQUINELLI

It’s important to have conversations about these topics. Not to single out a particular man, or an entire sex, but to educate.

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Maura Levine: No cause for alarm

BY MAURA LEVINE

Of course it is necessary to keep ourselves safe and clean by using common sense and regular hand-washing procedures, but it is important to remember the facts when watching bizarre news stories on TV highlighting the danger of Ebola in America; it simply doesn’t pose the same kind of threat here as it does in Africa.

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Austin Davis: Forget your selfish fears

BY AUSTIN DAVIS

Americans need educate themselves on Ebola as opposed to resorting to unfounded fears. Doing this will better equip us as a nation in aiding those who the disease is truly effecting: impoverished Africans without the means to help themselves.

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