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Iran And The World Around You

By: Emma Vitale

If you’re unfamiliar with Iran’s recent history, the only thing you probably know about the nation is what has been in the news in the past few months-the supposed dangers of its nuclear program and the discussions about it. It’s unfortunate that this issue is what is characterizing knowledge and opinions of Iran, because there is so much more to the country than its pursuit of (allegedly peaceful) nuclear energy.

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Considering The Culture

By: Jovani Hernandez

Although the world of higher education poses academic challenges that develop one’s critical thinking, a more significant challenge students confront is one that tests their grasp on the environment from which they come.

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The Spiritual Vs. Religious Debate

By: Patrick Angiolillo

A quick Google search for the phrase “spiritual but not religious” yields a list of varied results-everything from webpages espousing spiritual aid, to humanist chaplains writing on how to be good without God, to religious advocates warning against the dichotomy of spirituality and religion, to a host of popular media sites, each with its respective columnists and pundits popping opinions left and right.

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Responsible Feminism

By: Tiffany Ashtoncourt

Although the suffrage and the 1960s feminist movements gave American women both the civil freedom and equality for which they long yearned, it did not eradicate the subconscious belief that being a woman is an impediment meant to be overcome. In fact, the idea of feminism has become so misconstrued that we are now grappling with three unintentional repercussions that are simultaneously hampering women’s progress in society, eroding childhood for a generation of girls, and leaving them confused on what it means to be a successful woman today.

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Rethinking Discovery

By: Ben Olcott

The human side of the Malaysia Flight 370 story is important. It matters. It matters that 239 human beings are presently unaccounted for, and it is important to their families that they are discovered, whether that discovery entails their coming home or provides some sort of closure.

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Filtering Your Friends

By: Kristy Barnes

Take a moment to consider the number of friends that you have on Facebook. Out of that number, how many would you wish “Happy Birthday” in person? Can you honestly say you would be comfortable wishing every single one of those people a happy birthday, in person? Do you know the actual birthday of even 20 percent?

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