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Second reading week debate

[poll id=”14″] PRO – Paige Kreutzwieser – Staff Writer tart a day early and compress finals a day shorter for the chance to have one full week off in the fall semester? That in and of itself is a great argument. However, since I wasn’t allowed to write “hell yes” 250 times to prove my point (and meet my 500 word count), I am here to now prove to you, my fellow comrades, that we must ...

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My feminist haircut

“I don’t particularly care how people view my sexuality, or my femininity for that matter, and if someone thinks that I’m a ‘damaged’ woman because I have short hair, then wow, they can just stay as far away from me as possible, thanks.” –Jessica Bickford  

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Do you even argue?

Examining ad hominem Article: Michael Chmielewski – Editor-in-Chief rguments, as in intellectual debates, are something to be cherished. They should be engaged in actively, especially in a university setting. Of course, they are certain rules of etiquette concerning argumentation. This etiquette is mostly just avoiding “fallacies,” or things that weaken an argument. One of the most abused fallacies is ad hominem, where rather than dealing with what someone is saying, or the merits of their ...

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Horrific dissection

Confession of a fear junkie Article: Farron Ager – Oped Editor hy do you like horror so much?” This was a question posed to me by a friend, who, casually looking over my movie collection, noticed what he called a “disturbing trend.” It never really struck me as something worth serious thought, but, sure enough, as I pawed through my DVDs, a good 50 percent of them are just in the horror genre alone, from ...

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A plea for more thoughtful sentencing

Animals are not property Article: Liam Fitz-Gerald – Contributor egina resident Lloyd Wilkinson has a long and sad twenty-five-year history of animal neglect. Some of his more egregious actions include providing deplorable living conditions for animals, failure to provide ample concern and nutrition for his pets and violating provisions that banned him from keeping any animals at the Wilkinson motel. According to the Leader Post, an individual in 2000 and in 2002, who just so ...

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fleur de lis

Does a tweet signal separatism? Article: Charlie MacDonald – Contributor ports and politics tend to go hand in hand during all international competitions, but it’s less of a “you got chocolate in my peanut butter” relationship and more of a “you got chocolate on my pulled pork sandwich” relationship. This mash-up causes problems for sports fans, as it adds complications to something that we already enjoy. When Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe went Gold-Silver in Moguls ...

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