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Community college worked for Tom Hanks and me; it can for you, too

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What do James Dean, Eddie Murphy, Tom Hanks, you and I have all have in common? We have all attended community colleges. Community colleges can be more than just a cheap way into a degree. I am originally from Brazil and English is my second language. I already had finished my Bachelor of Arts in…

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Community college bullshit was perfect prep for Ivy League

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Mercer grad and former VOICE Editor-in-Chief Sara Gatling transferred to Columbia University where she graduated cum laude in 2013 with majors in English and Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies. Gat has been working steadily since graduation, and is currently paying her dues as she enters the competitive field of staging and prop design.  It was…

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Obamacare’s extreme length makes it ripe for repeal

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The government trend of drafting several-thousand-page legislation eliminates people from the political process and makes government less transparent. The Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) was signed on March 23, 2010 and is a 906 page law accompanied by 10,535 pages of regulations. The Federal Tax Code is 73,654 pages according to CCH Standard Federal Tax Reporter.…

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Higher education saddles college students with intolerable student debt

I was arguing with the God of the Mercer Bookstore, who took a female form that day, about why I didn’t need a receipt to exchange the book I had for the book I needed. “They’re identically priced. I just want to use the dollars I already paid you for this book,” I thump the…

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Video game design systematically marginalizing women

The video game industry has a problem with gender representation. But if the media ever hopes to reach its full potential, game developers and publishers need to stop alienating more than half the planets population. Females purchase and play video games, but reflective of the patriarchal society we live in, the video game industry is…

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Bring back Jose Canseco and Barry Bonds: we need more steroids in major league sports!

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Professional athletes who want to use performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) shouldn’t face penalties. The athlete’s body is the source of their income as well as their own property. It is their right to choose how to train and condition themselves for competition. Sporting events, especially those at a professional level, are nothing more than entertainment.…

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