Food pantries on campuses help alleviate hunger

College is expensive. Each year the cost of living plus tuition plus school supplies is steadily increasing. This means that the number of college students going hungry is steadily increasing too. Though the exact number of hungry students is hard to gauge, according to Hunger in America 2014, 31% of students report having to choose…

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Speaking in class should not be for participation

Public speaking is one of the top known fears, contributing to anxiety among students at the university level. Some students have had no prior experience speaking publicly which can cause students to become distressed. This leads to thoughts that are not well organized and leaves a student wishing they had said what they were really…

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Understanding the First Amendment is essential

Over the past ten years, there have been numerous world events that have made headlines across multiple media outlets. There have been new presidents elected, votes concerning gay marriage and Ebola outbreaks, just to name a few. But there is something happening that has seized to catch the attention of the world: murderers are walking…

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American media influence perceptions of issues

Americans paying attention to the political environment in the country would find it very hard not to notice the continually deepening chasm of partisan rhetoric that has grown between the left and the right over the past decades. With neither party willing to compromise, back down or work together, very little gets done without first…

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Twitter sues United States government and FBI

On Oct. 7, Twitter filed a lawsuit against the United States Government and the FBI. The issue at hand was one wrapped up in free speech, constitutionality and government surveillance. The main subject of the complaint is this; Twitter would like to be able to report exactly how many surveillance requests they receive from government…

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WT community continually being strengthened

Enrollment at West Texas A&M University is at an all time high this semester, reaching nearly 9,000 students. This number is evident in the parking problem that students still voice concern about. Usually around mid semester, the parking problem has decreased as students stray from their normal routine and miss a few classes. This semester,…

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Students should examine, debate personal views

With the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaching, questions arise about what role patriotism plays in the life of a student attending college. Most undergraduates are going to have been born sometime between the fall of the Soviet Union and the Sept. 11 attacks, closer to the former rather than the latter and…

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