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WILSHERE: The ideal partner is utter fantasy

WILSHERE: The ideal partner is utter fantasy

I have a mental checklist when I meet a guy. I check off the qualities that I look for in a potential man: a good sense of humor, a level head, a sense of kindness, a love of TV crime shows and a hatred of crime, hopefully well-traveled, soft eyes, a good heart and an old soul. I recognize that […]

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EDITORIAL: At-risk youth need more than money

Money can’t solve everything, but try telling that to the Washington D.C. government. A new publicly funded program will target 200 at-risk youths to take part in life planning and behavioral therapy programs, The Guardian reported Sunday. If the minors stay out of crime for six months, they get a $1,000 monthly stipend for nine months. The program would cost $4.9 […]

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EDITORIAL: Martin Shkreli pleads Fifth, still annoys

Pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli testified in front of Congress Thursday, invoking the Fifth Amendment on almost every question, NPR reported. The only question he did answer was about the pronunciation of his name. Shkreli, also facing federal fraud charges, was called into a congressional hearing to speak about how he raised the price of a life-saving drug used to treat […]

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EDITORIAL: Increased U.S. exonerations show need for reform

EDITORIAL: Increased U.S. exonerations show need for reform

Sometimes the guilty aren’t always so guilty. A record of 149 exonerations occurred in 2015, according to a recent report from The National Registry of Exonerations. Of those exonerations, two-thirds were minorities and half were African-American. Since 2011, the number of exonerations in the United States has more than doubled, the report said. 2015 was also the year with the […]

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EDITORIAL: To fight patriarchy, women should be eligible for draft

All could soon be fair in drafting for a war. U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller, said they support women registering for the draft in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, The Washington Post reported. This follows Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s December decision to open up all combat roles to women […]

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EDITORIAL: Boston Latin School has race problem

EDITORIAL: Boston Latin School has race problem

Students are accusing Boston Latin School, one of the top public high schools in the state, of fostering a racist environment, The New York Times reported. This news follows a video posted by two Boston Latin students, Meggie Noel and Kylie Webster-Cazeau, urging their peers and Boston Latin alumni to spread in the hashtag #BlackAtBLS to raise awareness of racism […]

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EDITORIAL: State residents deserve option of in-state schools

EDITORIAL: State residents deserve option of in-state schools

For some U.S. residents, in-state college is out of the question. In an effort to acquire more revenue, many state schools are targeting out-of-state students, The Washington Post reported. Out of the 50 “state flagship” schools, 43 have enrolled fewer freshmen in 2014 than they did in the mid-1990s. Tuition for out-of-state students can be more than two and a […]

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EDITORIAL: Barbie’s body positivity not totally genuine

EDITORIAL: Barbie’s body positivity not totally genuine

Life in plastic just got a little more fantastic. In an effort to boost its steadily falling sales, Mattel has broadened its Barbie dolls’ appearances to include four different sizes: original, curvy, tall and petite, Time reported. Mattel will now manufacture dolls with combinations of varying skin tones and body shapes. Different-sized Barbies will also have different-sized outfits. This means that […]

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EDITORIAL: GED Testing Service must re-evaluate testing methods

Tests, tests, tests. The General Educational Development testing program has lowered its minimum passing score by five points following test takers’ complaints that the test is too difficult, NPR reported Wednesday. This follows GED Testing Service reports that said around 90 percent less people passed the test in 2014 than in 2013, after the test was revamped to reflect new […]

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EDITORIAL: FSU settlement doesn’t erase sexual assault

How much is settling a campus sexual assault case worth? Well, about $1 million. Florida State University paid $950,000 to settle a 2012 lawsuit filed by former student Erica Kinsman, alleging the then-Seminoles’ football player Jameis Winston sexually assaulted her, The New York Times reported Monday. The settlement also required FSU to implement and report sexual assault awareness programs for the next five […]

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