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Straight talk: The challenge for true diversity and acceptance

On Jan. 25, schools across the nation celebrated the first ever Gay-Straight-Alliance Day. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and straight students honored the work of more than 4000 Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs, which “work to educate their peers to stop homophobia and transphobia in schools and colleges,” according to an […]

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Protect the web: The demise of SOPA does not end the problem

The internet is a beautiful thing. It amplifies our ability to do that which is most human: connect. We connect with people in our classes, our next-door neighbors and the mailman. The internet allows you to connect with other fans of a South African rap group, debate with Russians if […]

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Nawt a hick, y’all

I was born and raised in Danville, Ark.—population 2,000—where the chickens outnumber people. I learned to “call them Hawgs” as soon as I could utter my first words. I knew how to drive a four-wheeler before I turned 10, and my friends and I went riding in the rain, sun […]

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Sanctus Monetarius: The dangers of Christians endorsing a specific economic system

The Republican Party might not have a demographic monopoly within the Christian faith, but its evangelical members are among its most vocal advocates. An even more interesting question than, “why is this?” might be “why are Republicans, and especially Christian republicans, so predominantly capitalist?” A recent USA Today poll found […]

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Politicians: Be courageous

February 2 marks the 21st anniversary of South African president F.W. de Klerk’s opening address to the nation’s parliament in which he announced sweeping and dramatic changes to the government’s policies. Among these changes were the unbanning of over thirty political organizations, the beginning of the process of dismantling the […]