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Bullying of LGBT must come to end

Fear is often the motivation behind deplorable acts. Fear of the unknown, of change, of oneself — these are merely excuses and not justification for bullying. But when does teasing and taunting become too much? At what point does being menacing become being a menace to society? It is the moment the victim feels like a victim. These past couple of weeks, an unprecedented number of teens committed suicide due to routine verbal attacks for being who they are, who they were born. These teenagers, some younger than 13, were...
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Humans and animals deserve equal respect

The thinking process that brought me to my current perspective on animal equality started the summer before sixth grade, when my family was on vacation in Michigan. We walked into our cottage after a night out to find the floor covered by hopping sand fleas that had found their way to the light while we were away. My sister squealed and started jumping up in the air, stomping on the fleas. My parents laughed and joined in. As I watched, I was overwhelmed with horror. My family was joyously, carelessly...
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Co-op should take place of new fraternity

The administration deserves quite a bit of credit for the 20-year Master Plan for the University. There is a tangible sense of improvement; it is evident in the new buildings, admission statistics, and in the overall quality of the student experience. A campus in transition has opportunities to establish new institutions.  One of these is the former Sigma Nu fraternity house. I think that instead of establishing a new fraternity, however, the University should establish a sustainable living co-operative. What exactly is a co-operative? Simply, a living arrangement in which...
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