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Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Will Games Boost Russian Economy?

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

The 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi have been laced with problems, from failed graphics, to hotel problems, to terror threats. Needless to say, the Olympic Planning Committee has been fighting […]

Craigslist killer claims multiple murders

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Government officials remain skeptical of the authenticity of Miranda Barbour’s confession to killing more than 22 The story reads like a real-life rendition of the television show “Criminal Minds” — […]

All Americans deserve the right to vote

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Past imprisonment should not disqualify felons and ex-convicts from participating in the democratic system Attorney General Eric Holder has recently been ramping up his actions within the Department of Justice […]

Restrictions have their place in society

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Though Americans have the right to freedom of the press, some instances may require government intervention The U.S. has recently fallen 13 places in the World Press Freedom Index 2014, […]

Judge on talent, not on sexual orientation

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Being gay should not affect the decision-making process when evaluating a player’s talent before the draft Many different character traits have been hidden by NFL uniforms over the years. Drug […]

Coca-Cola depicts multilingual America

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

What should have been a patriotic advertisement caused controversy and outrage from millions of viewers This year’s Coca-Cola Super Bowl 2014 advertisement caused many viewers to jump on social media […]

Bieber fever or Bieber disaster?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

What do smoking weed, abusing prescription medication, drinking and driving, pranking peaceful neighbors and assaulting a limo driver all have in common? Allegedly, Justin Bieber. His exploits make zingers like […]

Abortion rates lowest since 1973

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Increased awareness and preventative measures resulted in a 13 percent decline in abortion rates over 4 years Many would argue that abortion has not had a national stage like the […]

Increase in minimum wage deceptive

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Though temporarily beneficial, higher wages for federal workers could set a precedent for economic damage In a political maneuver that surely thrilled millions of Americans, President Barack Obama announced plans […]

Transforming black history month

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

African-American History Month should focus primarily on American history and culture, not on race “We should emphasize not Negro history, but the Negro in history. What we need is not […]

The virtue of Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Despite the negative connotations surrounding the holiday, there are still postitive aspects to a day of love Every Feb. 14, countless numbers of chocolates, candies, flowers and gifts are exchanged […]

Will soldiers come home in 2014?

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Obama weighs the options as American forces inch closer to a permanent return from war-torn Middle East According to President Obama’s annual State of the Union address, the war in […]

Threats will not thwart games

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin aims to prevent radical Islamists from overshadowing upcoming competition The modern Olympic Games began April 6, 1896. This was a battle of athletic brawn showcased in […]

Blood donations make a difference

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Shortages throughout the nation should encourage students to overcome fears and give blood to those in need There are two small words in the English language that, when placed side […]

Greek food graces Lynchburg

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Despite the overwhelming excitement of a new restaurant, Zoës Kitchen, located at 3901 Old Forest Road, might not exactly be what people are expecting. Although Zoës offers an exotic assortment […]

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