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Cold water, cold hard facts

Cold water, cold hard facts

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took the Internet by storm this summer, raising millions for research. But a key to donating to a cause is checking out the organization before contributing. Make sure core values and beliefs are not compromised before committing to the Ice Bucket Challenge.

by · August 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorials
Under the Radar: Turning the Tide

Under the Radar: Turning the Tide

As the war-weary West attempts to rally their populations for battle, the Islamic State group continues to ravage the Middle East. Should the US ally with Syrian President Bashar al Assad to confront ISIL? Is it appropriate for America to cooperate with Iran in Iraq?

by · August 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorials, World/National
The defining moment

The defining moment

Freshman year brings changes to many aspects of life and it can be scary. But look for opportunities to grow and do not let fear interrupt. Upperclassmen may seem like frightening people but they have been through it so they are perfect to talk to and gain perspective on the next four years at Taylor.

by · August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorials
The Bigger Picture: The merit myth

The Bigger Picture: The merit myth

Privilege: a banner of social justice for some, a dirty word for others. Privilege has to do with the way in which power and wealth is distributed in society, which is unearned and often unasked for. Understanding how systems of privilege both benefit and oppress us, and those around us, is the first step in working together towards a more just society.

Pop! Pop!

Pop! Pop!

Scheduling is a stressful time because it is a constant race to get the classes one wants. CLEP tests and credits previously earned help—but not when red tape seals every opportunity.

by · May 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorials
Love out loud

Love out loud

Goodbyes are inevitable. We must say them sooner or later. But regrets are optional. We can choose how many we carry with us after a season is ended, a door is closed—and a goodbye is said.

by · May 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorials
Blurred lines

Blurred lines

We listen to music for a variety of reasons, such as rhythm, beat and artist. But do we recognize the meaning of the lyrics we are singing?

by · May 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorials
The sexual pluralist revolution

The sexual pluralist revolution

The sexual pluralism movement has grown in Western culture recently. The culture has moved away from the church culture, allowing for the shift to sexual pluralism to happen. The argument for it is skeptical and Christians should hold to the Biblical view.

by · May 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorials
Down with Dove

Down with Dove

Dove’s “Real Beauty” campaign may focus on the cultural standard of beauty but really just does so to make profits. It sketches women’s view of themselves and another person’s view of the woman to show the differences in self-image. The campaign is still just an ad to make money.

by · May 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorials
The Bigger Picture: Well played

The Bigger Picture: Well played

Many of us struggle with holding political leaders to certain moral codes. Does the game of international politics put leaders above ethical laws and norms, or make them more accountable to it? President Putin may face international condemnation for everything from invading Crimea to human rights abuses, but at the same time he has managed to put Russia in a powerful position on the world stage. I believe it is possible to to admire the skill and strategy of world leaders even while not condoning actions you consider to be unethical.