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Visual Viewpoint: What Americans really think about immigration reform

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BY DANIEL KARR

The public, Congress, and the business community backs immigration reform. Even the widely criticized policy in Obama’s executive action has public approval. Immigration reform clearly falls in the center of the political spectrum, and if the newly GOP-controlled Congress wants to keep its promise to break gridlock, this would be a great place to start.

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Visual Viewpoint: A taxing education

BY ALEXA BORROMEO

For reasons from relieving transitional anxiety, to having the knowledge to help apply for financial aid, to simply having the awareness of where one's money is going, it is important for students to learn how to succeed outside of the classroom in practical ways — and for the University to better furnish that knowledge.

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Viewpoint: In defense of 'common sense'

BY G.S. SURI

If we glorify the death of “outsiders” and do not acknowledge the political and real world ramifications of film, then it would be as if actions do not have consequences.

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Viewpoint: The New Abolitionists

BY GABRIEL LUPU

In a voice hardened by time, he slowed his speech when saying one word: abolish. We were here to discuss the abolition of torture, much like the abolition of slavery. It is inevitable. It is humane. It is, above all else, moral.

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Queer in Action: Coming out in Greek life

BY JADZIA PARKER

I do not think it was necessary to have such a dramatic coming out, but by doing so, I am much more comfortable during everyday conversation about dating or sex.

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Viewpoint: No place for torture

BY TYLER CHARBONEAU

Once everyone is educated about the true nature and violations torture carries with it —and this is true at every level of society — then the world will advance down a path of upheld rights, leaving such heinous aspects of past society suspended in memory.

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Viewpoint: Je suis Nigeria

BY MATTHEW JACKONEN

I thought I had learned one thing: Black lives matter. Or is it just that American Black lives matter?

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