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During this busy commercial season, be kind to employees

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Imagine that finals are over and you’re back home. You’ve slept a few days and now are ready for some Christmas shopping. Traffic is a mess. You get stuck at the same light for five minutes and why is every single Christmas station playing “The Chipmunk Song” at the same time? Finally you get to

Column – 12/9/16

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On Christmas Eve of 1914, British troops, entrenched along the front lines of World War I, heard singing in enemy German camps. The song they heard was “Silent Night, Holy Night.”  In a rare moment of unity between warring parties, the British joined the Germans in song from their own trenches beginning the famous “Christmas

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I’m white. I have never understood what it is like to be an African-American. Or Latino. Or Asian. Or Indian. The truth is, I will never fully understand what it’s like to be anything but white. So I have to make an intentional effort to understand what it’s like to be an ethnic minority in

Look beyond yourself this Christmas Break: give to others

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About 600 hours—that’s how many hours we get to enjoy during Christmas Break. Eat. Sleep. Shop. Repeat. That’s how most of us plan to spend our break. We’ll eat all the yummy holiday foods, catch up on some much needed sleep, shop for those last-minute Christmas gifts, and we’ll repeat this cycle for a majority

Former Collegian staff: where are they now?

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The Collegian has provided a place for hundreds of students to hone their skills in writing, design and photography for the past 30 years. Working on The Collegian has given staffers a variety of valuable skills—both professional and practical. These skills, such as working under deadlines, collaborating on articles, conducting interviews and using Associated Press

Column – 11/11/16

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Pornography. This column just got awkward. That word itself can bring out a nervous laugh, a slight blush or—more likely—awkward silence. “Silence” is a word that too often describes the conversation about pornography. Although its prevalence in our society is nearly epidemic, most people don’t seem to want to talk about this problem called pornography.

Be the match who saves a life

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“What can you do with five minutes? With five minutes you could save a life.” This is the simple motto of the University Marketing Association for its upcoming drive for Be the Match, a bone marrow donor registration organization. According to UMA leadership, Be the Match will be taking DNA samples on Nov. 16 at

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