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More online class opportunities should be available

More online class opportunities should be available

Students’ burden has continued to rise as the cost of living and existing in college has grown in the last decade. Tuition costs have risen, as well as costs for books, living spaces and the like.

Sci-Fi author comes to Lexington

Patrick Rothfuss is coming to Joseph Beth Booksellers on Saturday, Nov. 1. I was going to come up with an exciting lead-in, but I think that statement just about maxes out the excitement meter.

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Stewart’s passion spurs ‘Daily Show’ popularity

When attempting to get their daily dose of news, UK students and other young Americans take a different approach than previous generations. Most don’t turn the TV to Fox News or CNN, they tune into Comedy Central at 11 p.m. ET to watch “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

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We should stop telling others how to live their lives

The recent debate on campus about porn showcased the spread of messages about how to live. My opposing stance is that we should stop telling others how to live their lives.

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Off-campus living comes with responsibility, struggles

As a past resident of the dank and odorous Blanding Tower, I remember a time when moving into my own apartment with my best friends sounded so much better than the all-inclusive nature of campus housing.

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Beware of the power of Yik Yak

Social media latched on to our society more than a decade ago and has since sunk its teeth into the way we perceive communication. It provided us an environment in which we can express our opinions to the world whether it wanted to hear them or not, and in turn we provided it unabated access into every facet of our lives.

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Police have a disconnect

After Edward Snowden let the world see the inner workings of government security efforts in the post-9/11 world, technology companies took a big public relations beating for their compliance in the invasion of every single part of our lives—including the most intimate parts.

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We should stop calling  people’s tastes ‘basic’

In our transition from adolescence to adulthood, our generation has been guilty of placing more importance on social identity than previous generations. In fact, it is a trend that by my observation has been increasing, and will continue to increase, over time.

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Marvel, DC comic series can be overwhelming

s the child of a megageek, I have grown up around superheroes. Giant, glossy-paged Marvel and DC character guides are lined up with mythology collections and anthologies on my parents’ bookshelves.

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Discussion should be encouraged

Can you remember specific conversations within the past couple years that were longer, deeper and more meaningful than most?

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