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The Pope rightfully condemns American leaders’ hate speech

Written by Miles Brown, Staff Writer Two weeks ago on February 12th Pope Francis visited Ciudad Juarez, Mexico for 5 days to celebrate mass. The New York Times described his presence “unafraid, and brought with him only smiles and hugs, and words of solace and encouragement.” He made a stop by a prison and gave encouraging words and messages to ...

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Kentucky proposing Viagra restrictions

Health Care Bill (HB 396) sponsored by Kentucky Rep. and nurse Mary Lou Marzian is gaining national attention. Marzian’s “Viagra” House Bill 396 was formed in response to Kentucky’s latest majority male sponsored anti-abortion efforts. These efforts include the signed Senate Bill 4, “Informed consent” and state senate approved Senate Bill 152, ”Pre Abortion Ultrasound” This bill would  require in ...

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Freelance writers can now find work on Facebook

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer With the journalism industry in a slow decline, Facebook has decided to open up Instant Articles to any publisher; any publisher being professional media organizations as well as freelance and amateur writers. This means that anybody will have access to the same revenue streams as Facebook’s professional partners as long as they sign up ...

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Police brutality strikes again

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Police brutality is arguably one of the most heard phrases of 2015 and the same can be said for 2016. American citizens have been falling victim to assault, rape, and unjustifiable murder at the hands of local law enforcement for years and it seems like there is little being done to prevent these incidents ...

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Free College would be an investment in America’s future

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer Anyone who has ever attended college could easily argue that tuition should be free and recently, it has finally become the center of political conversation. Obama has already proposed a bill that would make the costs of attending a community or two year institution free. Bernie Sanders is proposing an idea that all colleges ...

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Don’t freaka over the Zika

Written by Julie Jerigan, Staff Writer We’ve all heard horror stories about the new mosquito-borne illness Zika, but just how worried should we really be? According to the Center for Disease Control, the symptoms of contracting Zika are rash, joint and muscle pain, red eyes, and headaches.  In addition to adult symptoms, cases of the virus have been linked to ...

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Beyoncé stands up for her race

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Grammy Award winning pop icon Beyoncé Knowles caused quite the stir earlier this month with her remarkable performance at the 2016 Super Bowl 50 half-time show. On Jan 7 it was announced that the singer was to perform alongside fellow musicians, Bruno Mars and Coldplay. On Feb 6, the day before the big performance, ...

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Editorial: ‘Campus Carry’ a sticky issue

To carry or not to carry? That was a question many government officials, college students and faculty debated tirelessly over a year ago when a “Campus Carry” bill was struck down by state Senate. However, a similar bill has been proposed and has the potential to be passed. The new bill would allow anyone, 21 and older, with a gun ...

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Sexism strikes again: Women pay more for basic necessities than men

Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer Let’s add another reason why it sucks to be a woman, shall we? Not only are we paid less for doing the same job as men, we also pay more for similar household items. According to the Department of Consumer Affaires, women pay 7% more, which adds up to $1,351 annually. For example, Cosmopolitan ...

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T-Swift throws a diss

Written by Tyra Mills, Social Media Editor This past week, the 2016 Grammy Awards took place. There were many highlights of the night, including Kendrick Lamar’s powerful performance and, of course, Queen Beyonce presenting Bruno Mars with the Record of the Year award. The most interesting highlight of the night was Taylor Swift’s acceptance award speech. She won a Grammy ...

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