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Monday, December 22, 2014

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Austin Davis: Activism 2.0

BY AUSTIN DAVIS

What exactly does it mean to be an activist in this generation? Attending protests, picketing causes deemed abhorrent or garnering thousands of signatures for a petition were called activist measures by previous generations; but are such actions alone relevant to the technology-driven ideals of this generation?

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Rennie Pasquinelli: Ferguson protest and Facebook posts

BY RENNIE PASQUINELLI

The reason there is so much frustration between individuals with conflicting views isn’t because people can’t hold conversations about these issues, but because of the way each side presents their arguments. Whether these arguments take the form of an aggressive and overly biased Facebook status or violent protests, alternatives to these forms of expression have a much stronger ability to promote revolutionary change.

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Yardain Amron: BAMN's betrayal of sexual assault survivors

BY YARDAIN AMRON

Stenvig and BAMN may have had good intentions. But in the end, intentions matter little next to results. And at this moment, the result is that survivors feel betrayed by BAMN.

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Avery DiUbaldo: The story about the elephant

BY AVERY DIUBALDO

Behind its flat black eyes is not the dumb curiosity of a beast, but the silent recognition of Death.

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Eric Ferguson: Executive decisions

BY ERIC FERGUSON

Executive action can certainly make change more quickly than Congress can; its test now will be to see if it can hold up without the formidable power of legislative legitimization at its back.

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Abby Taskier: To do something by any means necessary

BY ABBY TASKIER

As Americans, we’re afforded the ability to fight for our liberties. But it’s hard to get behind a dogma that propagates violence and seemingly opposes active discourse.

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Devin Eggert: Parting with partisanship

BY DEVIN EGGERT

There’s a reason that our legal system isn’t reliant on robots. For all the faults that humans have, compassion and open-minded creativity is irreplaceable.

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