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Trayvon death reveals ugliness

Pointless, needless, ugly, racist, out of line, justified – all words swirling around the tragic death of a Florida teen. Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was black, was returning from a trip to a convenience store when George Zimmerman, a community watch captain, became suspicious of the hooded teen. Against police […]

Treat People Like People
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Treat People Like People

I usually write about things that aren’t very important. I mean, really, freshman parking? That’s what you’re going with, Hannah? I know it’s kind of asinine, but I figure making you laugh or leaving you slightly annoyed is better than ranting and raving to the general public and getting hate […]

A closer look at Kony 2012
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A closer look at Kony 2012

By now you have seen Invisible Children’s new video, “Kony 2012.” It has, after all, nearly 74 million views on YouTube since posted on March 5. But in case you haven’t, you can read the synopsis in the box next to this column. The video seems noble enough. After all, […]

Craving A Fast; Craving a Lifestyle
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Craving A Fast; Craving a Lifestyle

Lent is a time where you give up something as an act to honor God. This might have been productive in the Old Testament times but since Jesus came, isn’t this how we are supposed to live every day? I gave up soda once. By the end of that month, […]

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Continuous thankfulness

The last seconds of my mom’s sweet voice on the phone are interrupted by a loud rooster in the background; I believe it belongs to my next-door neighbor Elena, that loud and affectionate “almost-aunt” who spoiled me throughout my childhood. I realize then that the noisy bird might become one […]

First time voter readies up
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First time voter readies up

It’s 2012. It’s a leap year. It’s the beginning of my senior year of college. It’s the year I turn 21. It’s… it’s… a presidential election year, which leaves me more scared than if it were the year the world ended. If you haven’t done the math yet, this will […]

Delivering hope behind bars
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Delivering hope behind bars

Friday afternoon comes along and nine JBU students load the van and head towards the Juvenile Detention Center in Fayetteville. While driving, our conversation is always the same: we finalize lesson plans and prepare for what is to come. After arriving, we enter the blocks; my partner and I have […]