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Viral Vaccination: Ebola
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Viral Vaccination: Ebola

by Nicholas Guest Viral Vaccination is a weekly column written by me, Nick Guest, that tries to reveal other angles on viral news stories, social media urban legends, and misguided social media campaigns. I hope that you don’t believe vaccinations cause Autism, because I’m about to inject you with some knowledge. With Ebola on the...

Opinion: Religious freedom is at risk in Ukraine
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Opinion: Religious freedom is at risk in Ukraine

by T. Cummings As Russia asserts its power in the Crimea, many people are wondering what is at stake in Ukraine. What could a strong Russian presence mean for Ukrainians? The country’s fragile economy, its relationship with Europe, and the need for a stronger democracy are important issues that many media outlets have reported on....

Privileges Expanded to Same Sex Couples
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Privileges Expanded to Same Sex Couples

  Opinion Piece By: Spenser Garber On February 8, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the federal government is in the process of expanding marriage privileges to same-sex couples in the United States. These privileges include filing for bankruptcy, testifying in court, and visiting family members in prison. Many different departments in the President’s Cabinet...

Low Abortion Rates, What is the Cause?
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Low Abortion Rates, What is the Cause?

By: Spenser Garber            Abortion rates are the lowest for the first time since Roe v. Wade legalized it in 1973. Many things must be put into the thought of getting an abortion before deciding where you can stand on the issue. First, you’ve got to understand the facts.             From 2008 to 2011, abortion...

Opinion: What is Love–A Valentine’s Day message
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Opinion: What is Love–A Valentine’s Day message

by J. Scott Southworth   “Love is a word, what matters is the connection that word implies.” — Rama Chandra, The Matrix Revolutions  For something that is often considered just one of the many facets of life, it’s amazing how easily and frequently we become preoccupied with romantic love. Whether it’s in songs or in writing, in the places we...

Opinion: With increased security, Sochi Olympics safe amid terrorist threats
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Opinion: With increased security, Sochi Olympics safe amid terrorist threats

by Spenser Garber Because of the nearby December 2013 Volgograd bombings, people have been speculating whether or not Russia is prepared for potential threats from terrorist groups targeting the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The short answer is yes. This isn’t the first time the Olympic games have been threatened by terrorists. In 1972, 11 members...