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OP-ED: Nursing home care regularly appears inadequate

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Nursing home care regularly appears inadequate

As of 2014, there are over 1.5 million elderly people in nursing home care in around 16,000 nursing homes in the United States. It is common in the United States for people to be sent to nursing homes as they become older and in need of more medically inclined attention. How good is the care […]

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OP-ED: Third party candidates’ arguments hold value, even within the two-party system

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Third party candidates’ arguments hold value, even within the two-party system

On Oct. 17, an official U.S. Senate debate, hosted by Free the Vote and cosponsored by UNC Charlotte’s very own Young Americans for Liberty, took place on campus, drawing a sizable crowd, attracting considerable media attention and generating meaningful conversation and honest debate about the issues facing our region, our state and our country. As […]

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OP-ED: Students of all races need to tackle racism together

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Students of all races need to tackle racism together

On Oct. 8, something enlightening took place on our humble college campus. Nearly 100 students gathered in McKnight Hall for a program entitled “It Could Have Been Me” to discuss the topic that has been fresh in our conversations for a while now: police brutality. The Black Student Union (BSU) along with other multicultural and […]

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OP-ED: Global concern, global empathy

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Global concern, global empathy

Protests have rocked Mexico’s southern state of Guerrero in the past week, culminating in the burning of the state capitol building in Chilpancingo on Monday, Oct. 13. Tens of thousands have taken to the streets around Guerrero and the country at large to condemn what many believe to have been a massacre of students and […]

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OP-ED: ISIS bringing storm clouds of biblical proportions

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: ISIS bringing storm clouds of biblical proportions

On Sept. 30, 1938, almost an entire year before Germany invaded Poland, Neville Chamberlin, the prime minister of Great Britain, had just got back from speaking to Adolf Hitler. Journalists surrounded him as he got off the plane. He took out of his pocket a piece of paper and waved it confidently in the air. […]

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OP-ED: Fear of Ebola grows with the death of first U.S. patient

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Fear of Ebola grows with the death of first U.S. patient

The death of Thomas Eric Duncan is indeed a tragedy, and it’s something for all of us to be concerned about. On Sept. 24, the 42-year went to an emergency room in Dallas due to a severe headache and fever. Just before examining Duncan, the doctors exited a meeting regarding the precautions of Ebola and […]

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OP-ED: America’s failed drug war and inefficient immigration policy are to blame for border crisis

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: America’s failed drug war and inefficient immigration policy are to blame for border crisis

Desperate to become a legal citizen of the United States, 18-year-old Manuel Rodas spent all he had on a one-way bus ticket from St. Louis, Mo. to Charlotte, N.C. to appear in front of an immigration court and fulfill a lifelong dream to obtain what many of us take for granted – legal citizenship. “This […]

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OP-ED: Yik Yak showcases the issues with Internet anonymity

| October 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Yik Yak showcases the issues with Internet anonymity

“Hey, did you Yak about that?” This is a common statement I have been hearing all around campus lately. Yik Yak is the emerging social phenomenon at UNC Charlotte this year. Basically, it is an anonymous version of Twitter. Students – or anyone near a particular college campus – can post any “yaks” they want […]

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OP-ED: Recognizing Columbus Day condones the horrors of colonization

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Recognizing Columbus Day condones the horrors of colonization

Migration is a natural thing; colonization and occupation are not. With Indigenous Peoples’ Day approaching on Oct. 13, this is important to keep in mind. The day formerly known as Christopher Columbus Day – or “Colonizer Day,” for that matter – was first recognized as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 1992 by the city of Berkeley, […]

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OP-ED: Don’t let the radicals sway you, Islam is a religion of peace

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Don’t let the radicals sway you, Islam is a religion of peace

Islam is a religion of peace. Let me emphasize that: Islam is a religion of peace. It’s jihad that is a religion of war and conquest. Jihad is not the Islam of today. Instead, it is a medieval ideology similar to the Crusades that occurred in the Middle East 900 years ago by the taking […]

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OP-ED: Innovation and liberation trump feminism when dealing with college rape culture

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Innovation and liberation trump feminism when dealing with college rape culture

On her journey to becoming the Miss USA 2014 title holder, Nia Sanchez made a remark that outraged leftist feminists and ignited an already fiery debate that continues to divide students in universities across the country. When asked about how to approach the “horrific epidemic” of sexual assaults on college campuses that had been “swept […]

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OP-ED: We should be fighting against misogyny, not shaming women

| September 30, 2014 | 1 Comment
OP-ED: We should be fighting against misogyny, not shaming women

The time to stop putting women in the gallows for expressing themselves in a way that makes people uncomfortable is now. Last month, a number of A-list celebrity women had their nude photos leaked onto websites such as Reddit, TMZ and 4chan. The photos were deleted from the websites, but the pictures went viral. They […]

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OP-ED: Climate change and everyone you’ve ever loved

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Climate change and everyone you’ve ever loved

On Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, half a million people flooded the streets of Manhattan, N.Y. with a clear message to the United Nations Climate Summit scheduled to meet later that week: climate action now. I was one of those estimated five hundred thousand demonstrators – or one in every 785 United States citizens – in […]

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OP-ED: Successful education is the key to successful revolution

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Successful education is the key to successful revolution

My understanding of humans when dealing with sociology and psychology as a whole makes me conclude two important things. First, we are far more similar than we are different. And second, we are generally good people. Instead, it’s the environment that one grows up in that determines what they do with their lives. Therefore, I […]

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OP-ED: The desire for independence doesn’t end with Scotland

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: The desire for independence doesn’t end with Scotland

It is with a heavy heart that I report that Scotland will not become the newest state in the world. I didn’t get to see any pictures of Tony Blair or David Cameron, the two most recent prime ministers of the United Kingdom, crying over the decline of an empire, and the Union Jack is […]

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OP-ED: State same sex marriage bans are falling one by one

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: State same sex marriage bans are falling one by one

Our campus went through some trying social issues two years ago. Specifically, I am referring to our Student Government Association’s inability to pass a resolution that encouraged inclusion over exclusion, love over hate and specifically called for our chancellor to speak out against the mistermed “gay amendment,” Amendment One. Marriage between same sex couples was […]

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OP-ED: Restricting free speech to a specific zone enables hate speech but undermines constructive student activism

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Restricting free speech to a specific zone enables hate speech but undermines constructive student activism

Every time I hear that the evangelical, fire and brimstone preachers are at the “free speech zone” at Belk Tower, I make it my top priority to avoid them. But I didn’t always. I used to feel the need to counter the preachers with speech of my own, initiating a war of words. When others […]

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OP-ED: Apple Watch offers pointless convenience

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Apple Watch offers pointless convenience

Recently Apple announced details about the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch that they plan to release sometime in early 2015. The Apple Watch is the company’s first wearable gadget. It has a square screen that displays the time, updates from Facebook and Siri and more. The Apple Watch seems convenient, but the main purpose […]

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OP-ED: Future of youth in Chicago stifled by brutal violence

| September 19, 2014 | 1 Comment
OP-ED: Future of youth in Chicago stifled by brutal violence

For the past couple months, there has been great unrest in our country due to racial violence. It has been a growing issue for a number of years, but it recently made major headlines in Florida when George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin and earlier this year when Officer Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown in Missouri. […]

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OP-ED: Millennials tell the federal government to keep its hands off free market Internet

| September 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
OP-ED: Millennials tell the federal government to keep its hands off free market Internet

“I wanted to work for myself. I wanted to make my own schedule. I wanted to have more control over my life and my work. I wanted to become an entrepreneur.”  Kylah Allen, a UNC Charlotte alum and founder of a successful North Carolina company, is far from alone in her pursuit to pave her […]

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