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Know your roots; Black history is American history
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Know your roots; Black history is American history

By Kelli Green Last year actor and Fox News correspondent Stacey Dash said that America should get rid of Black History Month. She then attacked BET (Black Entertainment Television), basically stating that race-specific organizations and observations do nothing but help further segregation. She isn’t the first and she won’t be the last to make these...

HIV / AIDS in Escambia County
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HIV / AIDS in Escambia County

   By: Arieann Pettway According to the Center for Disease Control, Pensacola has a serious HIV/AIDS epidemic. Escambia County alone ranks number 2 in state for most reported cases of women and children and is ranked 12th out of 67 counties in florida for the most reported cases of HIV/AIDS. One of the reasons this...

Why a Liberal Arts education still matters
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Why a Liberal Arts education still matters

By Iwona Hamrick There has been an ongoing debate among politicians, the media and, most of all, in academic circles about the purpose and benefits of a college education. Although the majority of those involved in the discussion admit that today a college degree is essential in finding a higher-paying job and in advancing one’s...

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....