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Students responsible for their health

Some believe a college lifestyle causes weight gain.   Weight gain cannot be applied to all college freshmen because each student is responsible for prioritizing their physical health. The phrase “Freshman Fifteen” is a stereotypical term for the 15-pound weight gain of a college freshman over the course of their […]

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Find the logic beyond your perceptions

Your perceptions are your reality. This statement reflects the heart of American culture. America is the land of freedom. People are given the right to express their opinions when at another time or place they may not have for fear of persecution. The freedom to express ideas and opinions has […]

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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 […]