The Overshadowed Proposition

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Source: Emocat on Instagram

By Gaby Martinez

Prior to the passing of Prop 64 which legalized the use of recreational marijuana on Tuesday, it seemed fairly easy to hash out blanket statements in regard to which side of the argument the voter stood. Could the conversation really be reduced to a simple question of right or wrong?. Leftover anti-drug rhetoric resembling that of  the Just Say No campaigns back in the 70’s left voters with black and white choices, much like our choices for  executive office seems to have left voters with only two opinions in discussion.

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Actively Loving God and Neighbor

Google image depicting a man in Love Your Neighbor hat

Google image depicting a man in Love Your Neighbor hat

by Tina Snieder

Reactions to the 2016 presidential election are as varied and dramatic as they have been throughout the long presidential campaign. One reaction common among Christian circles is the call to prayer and the reassurance that God is in control. I have seen these statements pop up on social media both by those in favor of the President-elect and those opposed.

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Millenials and Politics

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Image courtesy of Google Images

By Maddie Silva

We hear contradictory reports when we think of millennials political involvement. Do millennials care about politics? Or are they politically motivated and tired of the current political system? Why would that an apathetic generation be so opinionated about issues like foreign policy, criminal justice, and racial equality? A survey from the Harvard University of Politics found that Millennials have little trust in big government, but have more faith in community volunteering and entrepreneurship than most Americans.

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Choosing Between Two Evils or Third Party Candidates

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By Gaby Martinez

For anyone who is still feeling obligated to choose between the lesser of two evils come November 8th, there are a few other viable options for executive office on this years’ ballot. While aware that we could all have just as easily googled information on these candidates, it could be safe to assume that most of have not.

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Higher Cost for High Education

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By Tina Snieder

Recently, PBS network hosted a televised debate to discuss whether or not higher education is worth its ever increasing price. While those for higher education initially argued their case by pointing out benefits from education, such as the fueling of upward mobility and the fact that college “helps develop a sense of global awareness,” the discussion quickly turned economical.

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Propaganda

By Angela Groom

Monday evening the philosophy club invited guest speaker, Femi Taiwo, to give a speech on Propaganda. Taiwo began the talk by referencing Robert Stonaker’s tool of the “common ground.” The “common ground” seeks to show how language operates to generate propaganda. The common ground is, in essence, the area of language that is bound by preconceived notions and assumptions we all have and use to operate in everyday conversation.

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