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The Podium

December 21, 2014 - 3:00pm

Neel Swamy: Riding the high horse - a perspective on success

BY NEEL SWAMY

Success is a direct product of not what we earn, but how much we invest in our daily activities.

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December 12, 2014 - 4:27pm

Lia Vallina: Beat the cold without harming animals

BY LIA VALLINA

There are plenty of warm, stylish and durable cruelty-free products at every store. Please spare animals’ lives by not wearing their skin, fur and feathers.

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December 8, 2014 - 10:19pm

Justin Kim: Drilling oil prices deeper

BY JUSTIN KIM

Last week’s meeting marks the beginning of a watershed moment for OPEC as it openly indicated that it would no longer stomach the burden of market adjustment alone. Instead, OPEC is focused on keeping its market share in a low-price landscape rather than decreasing production to reduce the global supply of crude oil.

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December 6, 2014 - 2:21am

Sam Wittmer: American mythology

BY SAM WITTMER

America is trapped in a discourse that seeks to mythologize our founding, while at the same time believing that the mythology can be a reality.

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November 27, 2014 - 11:40pm

Lia Vallina: Three reasons to NOT eat turkey on Thanksgiving

BY LIA VALLINA

Rolf Nussbaumer/Nature Picture Library

So in the true spirit of Thanksgiving, please make the compassionate choice and leave turkey off your plate.

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November 24, 2014 - 8:32pm

Lindsay Laird: How can we achieve friendly diplomacy?

BY LINDSAY LAIRD

It’s my belief that all of these solutions should be practiced on a larger scale when our society interacts with other parts of the world. If we combine humbleness and a commitment to continual learning, Alice Walker’s ideal of friendly diplomacy could be achieved.

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November 24, 2014 - 7:48pm

Daniel Karr: Is Keystone a centrist policy?

BY DANIEL KARR

The pipelines’ potential environmental consequences are serious, but as a centrist, it’s important to be pragmatic when considering policy recommendations.

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November 22, 2014 - 8:25pm

Catherine Bergin: Greek life and extra curriculars

BY CATHERINE BERGIN

Often, Greek Life is seen as the sole priority of its’ members. In order to debunk this stereotype, I interviewed two friends, one theatre major and one art school student, both members of Greek Life.

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November 22, 2014 - 2:58pm

Neel Swamy: The Team, the Team and a Victim

BY NEEL SWAMY

It’s important to recognize that there’s more to our campus than The Team.

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November 22, 2014 - 2:01pm

Study A-blog: Lads and bros

BY SAM WITTMER

Who knew you would find post-gender normativity in a rugby club?

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November 18, 2014 - 8:24pm

Maris Harmon: Are you satisfied with your undergraduate education?

BY MARIS HARMON

As I come to a close on my four years as an undergraduate, I reflect on the classes I’ve taken — those that have inspired and those that have fallen short. Unfortunately for me, the ratio seems a bit off.

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November 16, 2014 - 11:00pm

Jordan Smith: What does social justice mean to Dr. King?

BY JORDAN SMITH

Dr. King in 1963 Detroit, social justice is generalized to mean racial equality, freedom and unity.

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November 12, 2014 - 1:34pm

Lia Vallina: The Taiji Dolphin Hunt

BY LIA VALLINA

Photo copyright by Terran Baylor

It’s time to restore dolphins with protection and freedom from harm. One day, the Taiji Cove will run blue again.

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November 10, 2014 - 8:25pm

Ally Wright: On Tinder, catcalling and online harassment

BY ALLY WRIGHT

What would it look like if women stood up to the men who catcall them from street corners? Better yet, what would it look like if the shouting from street corners stopped?

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November 9, 2014 - 10:14pm

Daniel Karr: Fostering bipartisan friendships

BY DANIEL KARR

These institutional reforms should be a simple step toward repairing D.C. politics. Implementing these new rules requires no major ideological compromise from either side, and they strike directly at the heart of the issue: congressmen refuse to work together.

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