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OP-ED: Protecting DACA Recipients Benefits America
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OP-ED: Protecting DACA Recipients Benefits America

The following is a guest post by Lindsay Marchello. Last month, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the federal government will cease enforcement of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy within six months. However, for most immigrants eligible for the program — better known as “DREAMers” — this Thursday is the...

Skyrocketing Cost of the UNC System
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Skyrocketing Cost of the UNC System

If you’re looking for a place to get a college degree, you’d be hard pressed to find a state system better than that of North Carolina. The University of North Carolina system carries the prestige of 17 campuses. Whether you’re looking to UNC-Chapel Hill for liberal arts, North Carolina State University for engineering or science...

Allegory of the Digital Cave: Plato and Smartphones
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Allegory of the Digital Cave: Plato and Smartphones

It has been twenty years since the inception of mobile phones that were capable of accessing the vast world of the internet, and around that same time the first social media websites began to spring up all over the place–beginning to grow and burn like wildfire. The early collision of these industries was a positive...

Fast Food Politics: Discourse as a Slogan
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Fast Food Politics: Discourse as a Slogan

The political spectrum has been alive with candidates spewing mottos since the dawn of time.  They range from the utterly bland (“Grant Us Another Term”, Ulysses S. Grant, 1872), to the patently absurd (“I’m tanned, rested, and ready for this fight.” Bobby Jindal, 2015).  While few of them possess any real creativity or integrity, the...

Dark Triad: The Princedom of Roger Stone
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Dark Triad: The Princedom of Roger Stone

While it takes a certain degree of narcissism to entrench oneself in politics to any degree, there are those whose minds are hardwired to work on a more tangled level. They are the ones that are born with the perfect storm of soul that many would fear if they looked deep enough. So it’s good,...

Celebrating Improbable Liberty
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Celebrating Improbable Liberty

The further you are removed from an event, the more the perspective regarding it changes. These days, we are so many generations removed from the American Revolution that we all truly don’t know what we are celebrating on July 4th. Sure there are buzzwords – freedom and liberty, red coats and patriots. We may even...

How to Protect Yourself from the CIA
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How to Protect Yourself from the CIA

In case you’ve missed the buzz this week, new Wikileaks revelations have unearthed what should be a major national concern. In a drop of more than 8,700 pages of classified documents, Vault 7 as it is known, let us into the secret activities of our own Central Intelligence Agency. What was revealed is extremely unnerving....

College is Crippling America
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College is Crippling America

College attendance used to be synonymous with success. “Go to college and you’ll be set for life” they would say. Entering undergrad in fall of 2006, this was as true as ever, or so we were told. Four years later, a bleak picture became the reality as the double whammy of a massive recession paired...

Student Athletes: A Heel of a Hypocrisy
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Student Athletes: A Heel of a Hypocrisy

The University of North Carolina has been entangled in allegations from the NCAA for more than a year now. Charges of misconduct revolve around their athletic programs and twenty years of imaginary classes. Allegedly. Probably. Well, at least strongly probable. Now UNC must await a full-on investigation by the NCAA whose inquiry began Spring of...