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Society’s influence on beliefs

Does a person have the right to possess the thoughts, beliefs, and opinions in their head? According to the first amendment of the Constitution, yes, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech”, but does society allow for this? Through the […]

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Opinion: The Impact of Fiction

Fabrication. Invention. Make believe. No matter what we call it, fiction is an integral part of society. Everywhere in the world, stories help people learn morals and explore new lands – whether by books or by tales passed down through generations. These are more than just trivial means of passing the time. Stories have the […]

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Opinion: Patriotism in Trying Times

  On August 26, Colin Kaepernick made a choice, and as a result, Americans are tossing, chewing, questioning and pondering the true definition of patriotism. What choice did Kaepernick make? He exercised his right to stand for what he believes in… or in this case, the right not to stand. As an NFL quarterback, Kaepernick has […]