Opinion

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World needs more love, understanding

This year has revealed a whole lot of ugly left in the world. With the divisive election, terrorist attacks across Europe, and shootings and crime here in America, anger and hatred run rampant in the world. This year has brought to light many things people simply close their eyes to […]

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Speed and Distance

Image drawn by Leigh W Cole. Leigh W Cole Agora Staff Does this sound blunt? It should be, the following advice is from a former over-the-road truck driver who may just keep you alive this winter.  By following the simple rule–speed and distance–you could save someone’s life, maybe even your […]

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Where do the candidates stand?

Artwork by Leigh Cole As election time draws near, it is time to look at Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s positions on the issues that matter. Lost in the cacophony of personal attacks, media hype and cult of personality are the true issues. What do the candidates really stand for? […]

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Problems with political correctness

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees Americans, among other liberties, the freedom of speech.  The right to express oneself without fear of repression or being sent away for re-education is a basic tenet, not only of this country, but should be a basic right of mankind.  “Wait […]

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Holidays stressful, yet beautiful

Depending on the type of person you are, you either love or hate fall in Michigan. Some love the idea of fall and all that it brings. I am one of these people. I love all warm drinks, the look and sound of the leaves crunching when I walk my […]

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Be careful when choosing courses to transfer

Figuring out what classes I need to take that will transfer to a university is like a game of hide-and-seek, depending on what university I decide to transfer to. Luckily, I can use the Michigan Transfer Agreement to transfer my basic credits to any university in Michigan. Students who plan […]

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Offline Dating

Tinder. OkCupid. Match.      These are the ways we meet others. Everyone has used them, and most of us actively use them. But it raises some good questions. When did we move away from face-to-face interaction. And furthermore, why?      When was the last time you […]

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Retarded is not an adjective

As a society, we have become desensitized to words and images that should affect us. We act without thinking, speak without knowing, and create harmful habits simply because we aren’t inclined to care about how our words effect other people. We are all guilty of this and maybe we don’t […]

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Tips for how to relax this summer

Well, folks. This is my last advice column of this academic year. I know, you’re all in tears, torn to pieces about the end of this fantastic journey. But do not fret, as I will be back next fall to share advice with you all. Seeing as we are near […]

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New Net Neutrality Laws

So what is Net Neutrality, and what does it mean for you? Net Neutrality, loosely defined, is the term for when all internet traffic is treated equally. This is what we currently have. The internet is not defined as a public utility by the FCC. This means that the standardization […]