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A military cover up betrays American trust

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With the tenth anniversary of September 11 on everyone’s mind, I’d like to dedicate some time focusing on Pat Tillman. For those not familiar with Pat Tillman’s story, he was an NFL player who left his contract with the Arizona Cardinals in order to serve his country in the military after 9/11. Tillman was killed…

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Hookah fad is worse than cigarette smoking

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When you hear students making comments like “That shisha hit hard!” they are not talking about drugs or even alcohol, they are talking about smoking a hookah. Blowing a puff of dense smoke from a hookah is the new craze for students in college. For those who aren’t familiar with hookahs, according to the Britannica…

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Military recruiters don’t belong in high school cafeterias

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With the retirement age rising recently, I think its not only fair but also morally necessary that the minimum age requirement for the U.S military be raised as well. I think 21 is the ideal age, and military recruiters should not be allowed to recruit in high school cafeterias. In this country you have to…

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EDITORIAL: Phelps didn’t belong at CMA

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Over spring break seven VOICE staffers travelled to the 2011 College Media Advisers convention in New York City. The convention was attended by more than a thousand students and advisers from journalism programs across the country. Days were filled with lectures and workshops on new media and journalism from some of the most prominent names…

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Mercer’s Wi-Fi not always there when you need it

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Mercer’s Student Center does boast a strong Wi-Fi signal, but if you want to use Wi-Fi devices anywhere else, you may be out of luck. I had a class in ET building last summer, and I learned to expect the Wi-Fi signal to be unpredictable and sometimes next to impossible to use, but ET looks…

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Online classes are harmful to students, promote cheating and dishonesty

Students do not benefit from online classes, in fact, such classes are harmful. With too many opportunities to cheat, a significant likelihood of falling behind and an impersonal learning experience, online classes are not good for students. Cheating is made extremely easy with online classes. The instructor has no way of knowing who wrote the…

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