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OPINION: Unique challenges for international students

Justin Phan, Staff Reporter
August 3, 2015

As an international student in the U.S., I have always struggled with the new challenges that lay in front of me. After more than 5 years, I know what the biggest challenges have been for me, and have...

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OPINION: Healthy and happy living

Justin Phan, Staff Reporter
July 29, 2015

Nowadays, everybody is talking about having a healthy diet. Books and TV shows try to convince people to eat more green vegetables and go to the gym more often. But are these things really going to improve...

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OPINION: Your landlord is not your babysitter

Forrest Hollingsworth, Staff Reporter
July 26, 2015

In the last month, the bathroom floor of the house I rent started sinking into the basement. The next day, my fridge completely stopped working and the day after that, the power went out completely with...

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OPINION: Listen to instrumental music, your brain will thank you

OPINION: Listen to instrumental music, your brain will thank you

Justin Phan, Staff Reporter
July 24, 2015

As a college student who has a hard time focusing on one thing like studying or doing homework, I find listening to music is useful because it helps me concentrate on what I am doing at the time. Brain...

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OPINION: What about you, Pluto?

April Radke, Staff Reporter
July 22, 2015

Now that the New Horizons probe finally got its photo shoot with Pluto, that evasive little rapscallion at the edge of the solar system, people are once again impassioned about this curious little hunk...

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OPINION: Women are at work too

Randi Gibbons, Staff Reporter
July 20, 2015
Summer time calls for more road construction across the country. It seems as though every single main road leading to essential destinations are riddled with construction and therefor traffic.
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OPINION: We should all drink a little red wine

OPINION: We should all drink a little red wine

Kelly Kneer, Staff Reporter
July 9, 2015

As a college student, “drinking” often times involves exorbitant amounts of alcohol, a nauseating hangover, and a vow to never partake in such activities again. Weight gain and unhealthy lifestyle...

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OPINION: Russell Wilson isn’t going anywhere

Matt Escamilla, Staff Reporter
July 6, 2015

Since Pete Carroll and John Schneider arrived in the Pacific Northwest the Seahawks have debunked plenty of team building strategies. They have provided the twelves a lot of joy by winning the ultimate...

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OPINION: ESPNs Colin Cowherd shows his age and lack of expertise in his rant against professional gaming

OPINION: ESPN’s Colin Cowherd shows his age and lack of expertise in his rant against professional gaming

Jonathan Glover, Sports Editor
May 28, 2015

ook out, America. There’s a new sport on the horizon and it doesn’t involve balls, pads or large crowds of people getting drunk in a parking lot before games. Well, it might actually involve the latter. I’m...

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OPINION: Animal shelters need more help to continue operations

OPINION: Animal shelters need more help to continue operations

Sarah Hoot, Copy Editor
May 27, 2015

Visiting a shelter for the first time can seem like an overwhelming experience; there are barking dogs and mewing cats. There are animals that look like they would rather bite you than become your pet. But...

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OPINION: The stages of beard growth from a girlfriends perspective

OPINION: The stages of beard growth from a girlfriend’s perspective

Grace Lindsley, Copy Desk Chief
May 27, 2015

When I first met my boyfriend, he had long messy hair and a bushy black beard to match. If I’m being honest, he really wasn’t my type. I prefer my men a bit more put together, but after going out for...

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OPINION: Five lessons I learned about beards from my bearded boyfriend

OPINION: Five lessons I learned about beards from my bearded boyfriend

Maria Harr, Editor-in-Chief
May 27, 2015

When I arrived at Central, I was disappointed in the lack of variety of men at this school. Everyone had beards. Almost every guy I met had a beard, and I feared that the beard trend would keep me single...

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