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Seniors, what will you do post graduation?

London Rivers, Courier Staff

April 5, 2019

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With graduation vastly approaching, a plan of action needs to be made for us seniors as some of us depart from our college careers for good. Now, I say “for good” to those who have no desire to participate in a graduate pr...

Each degree is the same at the end

Donnetta Shanklin, Courier Staff

April 5, 2019

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STEM majors have it hard. They have to take so many core classes that are heavily based on math and science. A lot of people may think that STEM majors have it the hardest. RPTA and fashion majors have a lot of hands-on work. They ha...

John Oliver takes on WWE

Samuel Ogali, Courier Staff

April 5, 2019

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Earlier this week, on comedian John Oliver's HBO program “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver devoted an entire 23 minutes talking about the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and in particular, criticizing the organization for the way i...

College allows you to pick your schedule

Tyler Moseberry, c

April 3, 2019

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College is a way for people to further themselves in life and practice different disciplines in an accepted institution. As time goes on, more jobs require someone to obtain a degree so that they can prove their workers are e...

Online shopping could kill small communities

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 3, 2019

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Online shopping is convenient and less expensive, but I don’t think it’ll be beneficial in the long run. I recognize that companies like Amazon offer a lot of positive contributions to our society. The website’s prices...

What are you going to do this summer?

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

April 1, 2019

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Summer is quickly approaching, so what are your plans? In college, I see a divide in what students do over the summer, travel or work? I have personally done both, but I think they both can have a great impact on your summer. ...

Communication is essential to succeed

London Rivers, Courier Staff

April 1, 2019

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College is already stressful enough with the lack of sleep, excessive workloads and constant worry about the future. So, when professors and students lack proper communication and understanding, that stress can soon multiply. No...

The new laws in Brunei are questionable

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

April 1, 2019

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Recently, there has been a lot of controversy in the news about the small country of Brunei. I have never heard of this country before so I looked it up, and it is a small Asian country located on an island near Malaysia and ...

What happens behind closed doors?

Rachel Greene, Opinions Writer

April 1, 2019

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The trend regarding children in the past couple of years has certainly been a positive one; children are valued from the time they are in the womb to the time after their birth. Gender reveal parties begin the process of not only t...

The effects of munchausen by proxy

Peyton Finnegan, Courier Staff

March 29, 2019

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Munchausen by proxy is a mental health problem, in which a caregiver makes up or causes an illness or injury in a person under his or her care, such as a child, an elderly adult or a person who has a disability. Dee Dee Blanc...

Jussie Smollett cleared of charges

Samuel Ogali, Courier Staff

March 29, 2019

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On Tuesday, all 16 felony charges were dropped by the Cook County State Attorney’s office against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in his alleged involvement in staging a hate crime against himself. For several weeks, prepar...

The long road to fixing politics

Steven Barnum, News editor

March 29, 2019

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If you’re like me, you’re repulsed by how our political process works. The road to fixing it is a long journey, but I have several possible solutions. Firstly, the 2020 Presidential Election is 20 months in the future, but...

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