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How much do you know about the greek community? Do you refer to it as the greek system or sorority girls and frat guys? Maybe you don’t know a lot about Iowa State’s greek community or simply don’t care. Maybe, for some reason, you think that Iowa State’s greek community isn’t worth any attention. What’s most frustrating is when people make judgments about the greek community without taking the time to know what we’re all about.

Atypical rite of passage each new year is making New Year’s resolutions. It’s a chance for us to clean off our slates and start over. However, more often than not, we seem to be able to break those resolutions rather than keep them. Once broken, we give up and keep going on with whatever was detrimental in our lives.

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It’s upsetting that tragedies such as the Aurora, Colo. and Sandy Hook massacres seem to be the only events that can spark gun control discussion. The discussions get a little complicated when you throw in a person’s criminal record and mental health history. My frustration with this debate also increases because it seems to be such a partisan issue when really, compromises can be made from both sides so that politicians can come to an agreement when it comes to creating sane gun control…

Holiday breaks are either a hit or miss. I can’t think of one person that isn’t thankful for time away from the hubbub of exams, homework and extracurriculars. Some, myself included, choose to exile themselves to their home for fear of running into any of my high school peers. Others schedule coffee dates with old “friends” and play a game of whose life sucks the least.

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Turning movies into books is either a hit or miss project. When it all comes down to it, it’s a matter of opinion as to whether the big screen did your favorite book justice. But, time and time again, you’ll hear people say: “The book was so much better” or “Don’t see it until you’ve read the book.” Some movies allow you to understand the plot without diving into the novel. However, some stories, especially if in a series, are so intricate and detail-oriented you have no hope of understa…

What was the last thing you read? Was it reading for class? The New York Times? Or was it your Facebook and Twitter news feeds? I’m ashamed to say that in the past 20 minutes, for me, it’s been social media and a few pages out of my constitutional law textbook. Books and newspapers are accessible from several online sources and through electronic devices which take away from traditional reading of print sources. Also, once we enter college, I feel as though any amount of reading for plea…