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Price jump of vital drug causes extreme outrage

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor The rising cost of drug prices has been a topic of debate in Washington lately because it affects nearly every American at some point in his or her life. Many drugs that people need to survive are bought and sold between drug companies causing their cost to fluctuate frequently. Many drug companies, much like ...

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#ShoutYourAbortion attempts to help end stigma

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Staff Writer Abortion has been a very hot and touchy subject recently.  There has been quite a lot of debate between pro-life and pro-choice supporters, especially with Planned Parenthood being defunded. A group of women on Twitter began the #ShoutYourAbortion campaign in order to get rid of the stigma associated with abortion.  Every woman has her ...

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Pope’s idea not kept within party lines

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer On Sept. 24, Pope Francis addressed Congress to speak on issues such as fundamentalism, supporting refugees and the environment, and condemning abortion. Francis warned members of Congress and the public to be cautious of any form of fundamentalism, especially religious, because no religion can avoid destructive individuals or extremism. “A delicate balance is required ...

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Editorial: Timed parking spots cause too many tickets for students

Imagine it is a Friday morning, and you only have one class for 50 minutes. You are running a little late so you decide to park by the library in a 45-minute spot thinking, “Surely I won’t get a ticket for going five minutes over.” But when you get back to your car, low and behold, there is a ticket ...

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Carson’s comments ignorant and insensitive

Written by Jamel Shorter, Staff Writer Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon, has now chosen to take on another chapter of his life—politics. Carson has been known for making controversial statements during debates. He has talked about everything from the Affordable Healthcare Act to why he thinks “being gay is a choice.” Despite all of this, in the latest NBC News/Wall ...

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Editorial: Gun obsession must end

When mass violence on college campuses becomes the norm, there is a big problem. There has been multiple college campus shootings since 2013 and the recent tragedy at Umpqua Community College has brought the total to 142. There has been 45 shootings in 2015 alone.  Enough is enough. We at the Spectator would like to extend our condolences to the ...

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Best birth control options for college students

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Staff Writer There is no denying that both high school and college students have sex.  Yet, a lot of students were taught in their sex ed classes that the best birth control is abstinence.  This leaves sexually active young adults uninformed. And unfortunately, just knowing the basics won’t always keep them safe. One of the most ...

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