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OP-ED: Imagining life without music

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Imagining life without music

As I sit here on campus, listening to the Ramones and staring at the giant pen in the quad, I can’t help but think, what would life be like without music? What would life be like without jamming to the new Drizzy mixtape or rocking out to some classic Journey in the car? Ladies, how […]

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OP-ED: What have we learned?

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: What have we learned?

I am ashamed to admit that while my GPA is decent, it really does not reflect what I think I am probably capable of. I’d like to blame either my poor math skills, the ridiculously large classroom sizes of my business classes or less than inspiring teachers, but I must confess, it is more likely […]

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OP-ED: Movements need you more than moments

| April 28, 2015 | 1 Comment
OP-ED: Movements need you more than moments

It’s only the first half of 2015, and already, four people have declared their candidacy for next year’s presidential elections: Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio for the Republican Party. If statistics from the last two presidential elections hold, our generation will vote overwhelmingly in favor of whoever […]

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OP-ED: Why you should go to the Gold Reel Student Film Festival

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Why you should go to the Gold Reel Student Film Festival

Music, art, culture and love – it’s more than just that vitamin C we don’t get our recommended daily dose of. The second annual Gold Reel Student Film Festival takes place April 25, at 5 p.m. in the McKnight Hall in the Cone Center. Short films, music videos and documentaries will be shown to celebrate […]

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OP-ED: The woes of Greek life

| April 23, 2015 | 6 Comments
OP-ED: The woes of Greek life

Having experienced Greek life, specifically sororities, at two different universities in my college career, I have gained a similar perspective from both institutions. I used to say every school is different in regards to its Greek life, thinking some schools are more severe than others. But are they really? If you’re not familiar with the […]

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OP-ED: Music without meaning has an important place in our culture

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Music without meaning has an important place in our culture

Pop hits, radio anthems and club bangers – none of these would be considered particularly deep or thought provoking. Instead, many audiophiles and music heads scowl in disgust when such a track is brought to their attention. But like all other art mediums, there are some pieces which simply mean nothing, and that’s OK. In […]

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OP-ED: Celebrities might be likable, but they’re not always the brightest

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Celebrities might be likable, but they’re not always the brightest

For years, celebrities have entertained us with the things they say and do. They always seem to make a fool of themselves without trying too hard, and as their adoring fans, we cannot help but to watch them in amazement. In a recent interview with E! News, child celebrity Raven-Symoné talked about the new Fox […]

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OP-ED: Everyone has a story to tell

| April 14, 2015 | 1 Comment
OP-ED: Everyone has a story to tell

On Jan. 23, 1952, just outside of Oxford in England, a burglar broke into a home finding two men in a homosexual act. The investigation was swift and instead of prosecuting the burglar, the two men were prosecuted for indecency because homosexuality was a crime at that time. They were convicted on March 31 of […]

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OP-ED: Yes, black girls do rock

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Yes, black girls do rock

On April 5, Black Entertainment Television (BET) aired its annual awards show “Black Girls Rock,” hosted by actresses Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King. The show first aired in 2010 and is tied to the non-profit organization BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., which was founded in 2006 to empower and mentor the growth, the interests, the […]

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OP-ED: North Carolina still lags behind on legalizing medical marijuana treatments

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: North Carolina still lags behind on legalizing medical marijuana treatments

North Carolina is going through a drought. This drought is not due to the lack of water, like California. It’s due to the lack of political and moral backbone in our politicians. For the first time in more than 100 years, the same party, albeit different factions of it, control all three branches of government, […]

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OP-ED: Registration season leaves some students in the dust

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Registration season leaves some students in the dust

As summer and fall registration approached, the struggle and stress of trying to get the classes you want or, more importantly, need, came with it. As a college student, whether you’re a freshman or super senior, you’ve surely encountered the struggle of not getting into the class you want. I know I have. It wouldn’t […]

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OP-ED: The ‘melting pot’ theory only serves to sweep minority issues under the rug

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: The ‘melting pot’ theory only serves  to sweep minority issues under the rug

I went to Jamestown – Jamestown Elementary School, that is. I sat in Mrs. Orr’s class as a hyperactive student, and it was quite difficult. Third grade was interesting for me, mainly because of the racial tension I experienced, but more interesting in hindsight is how my teacher resolved the incident. She gathered the class […]

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OP-ED: Don’t bring your contagious illness into the classroom

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Don’t bring your contagious illness into the classroom

As winter leaves us, and the general chill of past weeks dissipates, we are reintroduced to the season of blooming flowers, warm weather and, most importantly, allergies. With allergies come illnesses, and with illnesses come great responsibilities. Nothing is noble about projecting yourself on an unwilling audience, so why is coming to school or going […]

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OP-ED: Don’t confuse a big head for an open mind

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Don’t confuse a big head for an open mind

Ah, springtime – the weather is changing, the birds are chirping and Pastor Gary is yelling at the sorority sisters walking by that they will be going to “you know where” for wearing those infamous high wasted booty shorts. Most of us that walk by the Belk Tower regularly have encountered this fire and brimstone […]

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OP-ED: Summer classes are a viable option for catching up or getting ahead on credit hours

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Summer classes are a viable option for catching up or getting ahead on credit hours

We are already in late March and summer is quickly approaching. More exciting than summer itself is the opportunities it brings. For some, that opportunity is summer school, registration for which opened March 23. Summer school is important for a number of reasons. Summer school provides an opportunity for students to increase their grade point […]

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OP-ED: Iggy Azalea is the face of problematic and blatant cultural appropriation in hip hop

| March 17, 2015 | 7 Comments
OP-ED: Iggy Azalea is the face of problematic and blatant cultural appropriation in hip hop

Australian born rapper Iggy Azalea invaded our radios last summer with her hit song “Fancy.” As Atlanta rapper T.I.’s protégé, Azalea delivers her raps in a Southern black drawl, uses hip hop slang and twerks in almost all her performances, despite being white and hailing from a rural town on the opposite side of the […]

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OP-ED: The education system puts too much focus on the past and not enough on students’ modern rights

| March 17, 2015 | 1 Comment
OP-ED: The education system puts too much focus on the past and not enough on students’ modern rights

As a high school student, I always enjoyed history. I enjoyed learning about the different U.S. presidents, how our nation was formed and the stock market crash. There was always one question that I seemed to ask myself, though: Haven’t I been learning the same history since the fourth grade? Who led the Confederate states […]

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OP-ED: U.S. Rep. Alma Adams is the politician we need

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: U.S. Rep. Alma Adams is the politician we need

North Carolinians are looking for a political lightning rod. Specifically in Mecklenburg County, we see and hear the same names. It gets old receiving the same results. That’s why people like N.C. Sen. Jeff Jackson are so important to those who care about or study politics. Jackson’s campaign messages turned into floor speeches in the […]

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OP-ED: Our Selma — The march is not over yet

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Our Selma — The march is not over yet

“Selma,” the 2014 film directed by Ava DuVernay, serves as a visual history lesson about a painful period in American history. The film chronicles the three 1965 marches from Selma, Ala. to Montgomery, Ala. A number of social activists led the marches, including John Lewis and the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This past […]

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OP-ED: The seeds of the modern crusade

| March 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: The seeds of the modern crusade

The very idea of a modern crusade seems to be contradictory because modernity is considered to be a time of progressivism and social justice, whereas a crusade is a product of medieval thinking. It was around 1099, after years of plague and famine, when the church launched a holy war to reclaim the holy land […]

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