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Two Years Later

| September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
Two Years Later

Two years ago, an event unfolded that shook Charlotte to its core. Keith Lamont Scott was stopped by police officers when they saw him exit his car with a handgun. Authorities have said that Scott did not comply when officers commanded him to drop his weapon. This led Officer Brentley Vinson to use deadly force […]

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Change the Name

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Change the Name

If we engraved our buildings with quotes of those they honor instead of their names, what would our campus look like? Popp-Martin Student Union might say, “I stand on the shoulders of giants.” The Cone Center might say “This too shall pass.” Jerry Richardson Stadium might say, “Show me how you wiggle to get those […]

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Adjunct Appreciation

| May 1, 2018
Adjunct Appreciation

According to the American Association of University Professors, only 21 percent of professors in the United States were full-time tenured faculty in 2011. In the same report, it was also found that 51 percent of college faculty are only part-time workers and another 19 percent are non-tenure track. Although it may not always be the […]

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A Little Rouge

| April 27, 2018
A Little Rouge

The cosmetics industry has evolved into an industry worth over and estimated $80 billion, and growing. Makeup has been around for thousands of years, but with the rise of social media and millennial’s craving for self-expression, the cosmetic industry is booming. Although the cosmetics industry continues to swell, so does the controversy surrounding it. Cosmetic […]

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The Art of Disagreement

| April 27, 2018
The Art of Disagreement

When was the last time you walked away from a disagreement (especially a political one) feeling good about yourself? If you are anything like me, the answer might pre-date your awkward middle school years or maybe even your first words.  Maybe that’s just the way disputation happens—arguing isn’t supposed to make you feel good, is […]

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Security Check

| April 27, 2018
Security Check

It’s been said before that it’s problematic how desensitized I am when it comes to how slack campus safety has been this past month. Personally, I would not call my reactions desensitized, but I’m not necessarily shocked by these comments either. Why would I be surprised when nothing is being done to stop what’s going […]

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The Fight for Inclusion

| April 27, 2018
The Fight for Inclusion

I was sixteen years old when Blake Brockington died. I remember the feeling in my chest when I heard the news; I remember writing a few lyrics about it after reading the articles; I remember seeing the photos of him in that green “Legalize Trans*” t-shirt. I remember feeling this kinship to him; though I […]

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The “grade A” problem

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
The “grade  A” problem

You stay awake all night to study, forgo social activities and your grades have become the number one thing on your priorities list. Some might consider you to be the epitome of a proactive student. Others may try to encourage your “dedication.” I, on the other hand, would caution you to stop. College is an […]

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Defense of Insanity

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
Defense of Insanity

Imagine that you’ve been summoned to serve your civil duty as a juror in a high-profile court case. Trial day rolls around, you find your seat in the jury box and you watch as sobbing spectators, some family of the victims and others family of the perpetrator begin to file in. The judge hammers his […]

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The “New” Kid

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
The “New” Kid

Think back to your freshman year. Remember the terrifying feeling of being surrounded by people you don’t know and not knowing how to get anywhere. Now, imagine having to do that twice. This might seem like an absolute nightmare to some, but it is the utter reality for all transfer students. The only difference is […]

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The Painful Secrets Behind the Passion

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Painful Secrets Behind the Passion

It’s an amazing feelings, going out on a first date with a handsome guy. You have so much in common. He is sweet, charismatic, and funny. One date turns into three, then five, then seven, now you are exclusive and you tell everyone you know that you have a boyfriend/significant other. Months go by, you […]

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CMS’ Multicultural Debate

| February 8, 2018
CMS’ Multicultural Debate

On Tuesday, January 23rd, I attended a Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board public hearing. They were discussing a revision to their multicultural clause, which describes different cultures and identities that are protected in the classroom. The revision would make the clause now include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Of the roughly 30 people that spoke […]

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The Great Condom Debate

| February 8, 2018
The Great Condom Debate

With great sex comes great responsibility. Sexual safety is important for any relationship. There are plenty options to choose from when it comes to contraceptives. Couples could choose birth control pills, an IUD, abstinence and many others. As effective as these methods may be, there is one form of birth control that reigns supreme among […]

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The Lie of Gerrymandering

| February 8, 2018
The Lie of Gerrymandering

I’m a political science major, and I’ll be the first to admit that gerrymandering is an extremely dull topic. Congressional redistricting just isn’t as sexy as other issues! But with the recent verdict from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, understanding its ramifications is vital, now more than ever. Gerrymandering essentially means the construction of […]

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