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In 2010, an average of 85 people in the United States died of gun violence each day. As individuals who are on a college campus and in other p…

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Last weekend I went home to spend Easter with my family. My parents are moving into a smaller house since my sister and I will both be college…

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The month of February means we are in the middle of our winter depression. We are making spring break plans to snap us out of that depression, increasing coursework and attending career fairs. As daunting as the latter of these events can seem, they can be beneficial for all students no matter where you are in your studies. Even if you do not have the time (or desire) to attend any of these events, career services can help you start thinking about your post-college career. It is never to…

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During his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama called for an increase of the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9 by 2015 and indexing it for inflation (so that workers actually make more money). This is sure to lead to another long drawn out Congressional debate, but the question that needs to be answered before that is whether raising the minimum wage is actually a good idea. The answer may seem obvious depending on your political leanings, but let’s actually look at t…

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The fiscal cliff “negotiations” were yet another embarrassment by Congress. Our national debt is a serious problem, and both parties are going to have to make a lot of compromises to get it under control. The American people are and should be angry that our leaders cannot work together on any issue. It is embarrassing and unnecessary, and as citizens, we should demand more from our leaders. The discussions about our debt will continue, and maybe in this time, our leaders should listen to…

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If you thought we were going to get a break from all of the political bantering after the election, don’t hold your breath. Congress and the president have until Jan. 1, 2013, to make a decision about the coming “fiscal cliff.”

Over Thanksgiving break I went down to Honduras for a cultural immersion trip. We were up in the mountains in small rural villages. We stayed in one village that didn’t even have clean drinking water. It was a very eye opening experience for me. One of the interesting things I gave thought to is the complexity of our food system.