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OP-ED: Generation Y not?

| September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Generation Y not?

Generation Y, also referred to as the Millennial generation, is different from any other generation that has ever been. This generation has new technological advancements that our parents would not have dreamed of as children, and the world we live in now is different even from when we were children. Although this generation has its flaws, I have […]

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OP-ED: Kanye West for President?

| September 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Kanye West for President?

The 2015 Video Music Awards (VMAs) aired on Aug 30. One of the most memorable parts, for me at least, was Kanye West’s dramatic speech and acceptance of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. MTV asked Taylor Swift to be the presenter for West’s award, which is a lot of drama in itself due to […]

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OP-ED: Testing products on animals is cruel and unnecessary

| January 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Testing products on animals is cruel and unnecessary

Have you ever paid attention to the symbols and small print on the back of your shampoo bottles, make up products and medicine containers? I’m sure many people have not, but that small print contains a lot of important information, often including whether the product was tested on animals. I know it might be extremely […]

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OP-ED: Black Friday on Thanksgiving shifts focus from the true meaning of the holiday

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Black Friday on Thanksgiving shifts focus from the true meaning of the holiday

People look forward to Black Friday every year. It’s a day where people chase enticing deals and get their holiday shopping done. The appeal of Black Friday makes sense, but the day has continuously moved closer and closer to Thanksgiving Day. This year, many stores are opening around 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving […]

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OP-ED: Online tests cause disadvantages for students

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Online tests cause disadvantages for students

Online tests are a developing practice at UNC Charlotte that erupted due to recent technological advancements and policies. Many classes utilize online tests instead of using class time to take paper tests. Most students do not know the policies when taking an online test when it comes to using notes, taking the test with multiple […]

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OP-ED: Technological advancements in the classroom cause distractions for students

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Technological advancements in the classroom cause distractions for students

It is normal for students at UNC Charlotte to bring laptops, smartphones and other devices to their classes, but recently, various lecture halls and rooms at UNCC have become more technologically advanced. Computers are provided for every student at their desk, televisions/projectors circle the entire room and students are encouraged to use the technology they […]

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OP-ED: Nursing home care regularly appears inadequate

| October 24, 2014 | 1 Comment
OP-ED: Nursing home care regularly appears inadequate

As of 2014, there are over 1.5 million elderly people in nursing home care in around 16,000 nursing homes in the United States. It is common in the United States for people to be sent to nursing homes as they become older and in need of more medically inclined attention. How good is the care […]

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OP-ED: Yik Yak showcases the issues with Internet anonymity

| October 11, 2014 | 2 Comments
OP-ED: Yik Yak showcases the issues with Internet anonymity

“Hey, did you Yak about that?” This is a common statement I have been hearing all around campus lately. Yik Yak is the emerging social phenomenon at UNC Charlotte this year. Basically, it is an anonymous version of Twitter. Students – or anyone near a particular college campus – can post any “yaks” they want […]

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OP-ED: Apple Watch offers pointless convenience

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Apple Watch offers pointless convenience

Recently Apple announced details about the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch that they plan to release sometime in early 2015. The Apple Watch is the company’s first wearable gadget. It has a square screen that displays the time, updates from Facebook and Siri and more. The Apple Watch seems convenient, but the main purpose […]

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OP-ED: What counts as an emergency?

| September 11, 2014 | 1 Comment
OP-ED: What counts as an emergency?

We’ve learned to call 911 in an emergency since kindergarten. It seems simple enough; plenty of people have called the number before and saved lives. Often, though, it can be difficult to distinguish between what is an actual emergency and what is not. When is it appropriate to use this emergency number? The obvious answers […]

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