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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Julia Zarina: Programming education for our real, virtual reality

BY JULIA ZARINA

In both education and mainstream society, a culture that accepts and promotes computer programming is necessary to adapt to and remain competitive in our changing world. If we are to truly embrace such a culture, we need more coding teachers and programs in schools at every level of the education system.

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Sophia Usow: Gr8 expectations

BY SOPHIA USOW

I wish all of us the courage and self-awareness to be selfish and pay the consequences whenever they come, so that we may move towards our grown-up goals with whatever dignity our Facebook history allows. In the interim, lets enjoy our last month or so as students. Let’s willfully deny what’s about to come. Let’s have fun.

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Alexander Hermann: A safer stadium

BY ALEXANDER HERMANN

As easy as it is to hate on Athletic Director Dave Brandon, the man deserves praise when he makes the rare correct decision — even when it’s completely obvious to the rest of us.

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Maja Tosic: The weight of sadness

BY MAJA TOSIC

For far too many, the deterioration of one’s family brings upon their own silent deterioration. From emotional, mental, physical and financial abuse to divorce and parental neglect these issues are real among the people around you. They are omnipresent circumstances that have become embedded in too many bloodstreams.

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James Brennan: Israel, BDS and fake balance

BY JAMES BRENNAN

CSG had an opportunity last night to contribute to a very meaningful, open, campus wide dialogue on one of the most divisive and important issues of our generation. They skirted that opportunity and further suppressed debate and dissent at the University. I don’t care what side of the issue you come down on, you should feel shame on your representatives for what they chose to do.

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Derek Wolfe: Moving toward community health

BY DEREK WOLFE

The healthcare system is too money-centric. Maintaining the function of my body should not be thought of as a business. We’re talking about human life here, not the board game.

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Harleen Kaur: The little things in life

BY HARLEEN KAUR

The Power of 5 was a good wake-up call for me. I realized that not everything I do should be on my to-do list or scheduled into my Google calendar weeks in advance. Oftentimes, it’s the unplanned moments — coffee with a friend, running into an old professor on the Diag or going to see a movie on a Tuesday night — that make your undergrad experience.

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