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Respect veterans today and every day

When soldiers returning from the Vietnam War stepped off plane stairs and onto American soil, there weren’t throngs of citizens with arms wide open shouting “welcome home!”
Instead, the picture looked like this: angry protesters stood where, normally, smiling faces would have been. They shouted obscenities, called the troops “baby killers” and even spat on them. Some didn’t wear their medals for years for fear of public backlash.

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Take time to focus on your self

We have two months left of this year. That is not a lot of time for all the things that need to happen in that time. Between holidays, studying, finals, work and all the other things that go on in our life, there is a lot going on. During this extremely busy time of year, we might lose sight of what we really want and need to do for ourselves.

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Letters
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Guest Columnist Isioma Akwanamnye: Athletes and non-athletes should make efforts to interact

Since my arrival here on campus, I’ve heard several people complain about how athletes here seem to have a “god complex.” I have always wondered why this is so, and that’s the rationale behind this letter. It is imperative for students to be informed about how a couple of people on campus feel about this. A couple of personal experiences with some of the athletes on campus have made me share the same beliefs about athletes who have a huge dose of ego and have also made me question those same beliefs too.

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On the Bright Side: Turn your complaints into compliments

This may come as a shock to some, but no one is perfect. 

Everyone has flaws, and some are more bothersome than others. Some flaws are able to be fixed, while others are just part of who we are. One thing I think everyone could work on (including myself) is complaining. I don’t think there is anything more draining than being around people who complain all the time or always have something negative to say about something.

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Opinion

Non-traditional perspective: what I know that you don’t

I’m a non-traditional college student. In fact, I’ve never been a traditional college student. I began my college career when I was 26-years old at Western Nebraska Community College, in Scottsbluff; now, at 34, I’m continuing it at CSC.

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Editorial
Opinion

Prepare yourself for the midterm election

Anna Staver, a political journalist for the Denver Post, described the Post’s research into the past of those running in Colorado’s elections during a Humanities Nebraska open forum about two weeks ago. In hopes of giving voters “a full picture of their options for representation Nov. 6,” the post conducted background checks and found various DUI, drug and assault charges in some of the candidate’s pasts.

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Opinion

Make your health a priority

Congratulations to all who have survived the first half of the semester! It might feel like you barely made it but hey, you made it. Hopefully you were successful the first eight weeks and can power through the next eight weeks. 

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Don’t feel pressured to rush through college

Why do we tend to tell ourselves it is better to rush through college and get started in our careers and lives? Do we not realize what’s waiting for us when we are done with school?

Here’s a quick breakdown, if you’ve forgotten what being a full-time adult versus full-time student is like.

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Editorial
Opinion

Inform yourself before you cast your ballot

Simply registering to vote isn’t enough. According to the official report of the 2014 Nebraska General Elections compiled by Nebraska Secretary of State John A. Gale, only 552,115 of the 1,158,840 registered voters in the state of Nebraska submitted ballots in the last midterm election. In Dawes County, only 2,786 of 5,983 registered voted. That is less than half of the already registered voters. 

So why is it that 20-somethings would rather participate in Twitter polls than cast a ballot for government officials?

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To wear or not to wear: Adult halloween costumes

Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and … a sexy witch costume?

Now that we’re in the spooky month, we can expect to  see a slew of Halloween decorations filling the shelves and selling out just as quickly. Of these items, adult costumes are at the top, meaning more adults are getting in on the festivities.

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