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Buying Textbooks // Yes or No?

IT ENHANCES LEARNING Textbooks have been accompanying students since their original establishment in the 18th century. Their value has stood the test of time: they make a difference.   Textbooks, like Webster’s Grammatical Institute of the English Language, were then meant to guide people into

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New Year’s Resolutions: Yes or No?

New year, Same me; Let’s End Clickbait -William Card According to StatisticsBrain, over 126 million Americans create a New Year’s resolution. Of that amount, less than three percent by year’s end have established a feeling of accomplishment. This is a startling discrepancy. Millions of resources

Peppermint: Yes or No?

WHO ROASTS CHESTNUTS ANYMORE? The world unquestionably cannot deny the ubiquity of the sweet, aromatic beauty of peppermint. From first landing in the bellies of the ancient Egyptians to the ambrosial  peppermint mocha consumed while this is written, peppermint’s place as a staple flavor sits

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Boycott Abusive Actors: Yes or No?

RUIN THEIR CAREERS The much-anticipated Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them premiered on Nov. 18. A few months prior to its release, The Guardian  revealed that actor Johnny Depp—who played a role in the movie—had abused his now ex-wife, actress Amber

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Read Receipts: Yes or No?

ANXIETY ATTACK: SEEN AT 4:45 P.M. There is nothing more mortifying than sending an important message to someone, only to be met with the ominous “Read” and no other response. It’s unnerving knowing that they’ve seen the message and haven’t responded yet. What is this

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PCP: Flu Vaccines Yes or No?

WE HAVE THEM FOR A REASON Gesundheit. It’s that time of year; though the cold weather hasn’t rolled in yet, the leaves are still changing color and the flu is making its annual rounds. As per tradition, most people are making excuses not to get

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Blocking Politics on Social Media: Yes or No

WHY THOUGH? This election year has been intense, not just among candidates but among citizens too. Every day people are posting about Trump or Hillary on Facebook and Instagram. But lately, people have taken to blocking their friends on social media purely due to who

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Leaving Class Early: Yes Or No?

STAY THE WHOLE TIME In college, there are times when professors dismiss the class ahead of schedule for various reasons. The most common excuse tends to be that the lecture wraps up sooner than expected. And while this scenario is appropriate a select few times,

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Trick-or-treating As An Adult: Yes or No?

ADULTS CAN HAVE G-RATED FUN Kids always seem to have way more fun than adults. As soon as people turn 18, it’s almost like the universe declares them too old to do anything fun, like coloring or jumping into ball pits. The expectation of growing

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Timed Quizzes: Yes or No?

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE By the time students get to college, no matter what the situation, they will have been in school for at least 12 years, which is enough time for a student to learn a skill such as taking a timed test.