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Friday, July 25, 2014

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: Participate in Purple Week

BY LARA SLOTNICK

Strangely, what really prompted my involvement in Relay For Life wan't cancer, but rather the absence of cancer in my life.

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Viewpoint: Egypt as inspiration

BY HARSHA NAHATA

Seeing students unite for a cause occurring halfway around the world is a refreshing reminder of the depth of diversity at this school.

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Viewpoint: Well played, Mr. President

BY PATRICK MAILLET

The president’s focus point in his State of the Union was that “We need to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” This was Obama’s way of saying: We need to catch up with China.

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Viewpoint: Budget for higher education

BY ZACHARY MARTIN

Considering this decreased funding, it’s no wonder that even with record donations, a skyrocketing endowment and painful budget cuts, the regents have raised tuition substantially and repeatedly.

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Viewpoint: Racism shouldn't define protests

BY SCOTT KURASHIGE

Chaos. Anarchy. Looting. Violence. These are words you associate with any political activity that you want to discredit in the eyes of mainstream America.

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Viewpoint: A burdensome ban

BY TIMOTHY HALL

I wish to address two recent developments regarding the smoking ban: the idea of enforcing laws with “peer pressure” and the $240,805 allotted for its implementation.

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Viewpoint: Answering a president's plea

BY PATRICK MAILLET

Unlike most State of the Union speeches, Obama focused on both parties working together in order to achieve American prosperity.

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