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Fear is the mind-killer

The only color is gray. Nothing is as good or bad as the headlines claim. It’s a play on the old phrase: What the media enlightens us of takes away our bliss. To a degree it evaporates our ignorance. We fear what will kill us; it’s part of our engineering that when something threatens our […]

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Abusing the Second Amendment

Gun-rights activists claim open carry laws can help resolve public safety issues, but their intent is obscured by their overdramatic demonstration tactics. I support the Second Amendment. I do not support the overzealous tactics. We must take charge of our own safety. We cannot rely on authoritative figures for our protection at all times.

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I remember talking with some friends and them casually joking about the misunderstanding between Muslims and the typical American. They argued that Americans would never be able to grasp that Muslims are not the fictional stereotype of bomb-dropping and women-oppressing individuals media outlets have made them out to be.

Radical Islam does not represent Islam

I remember talking with some friends and them casually joking about the misunderstanding between Muslims and the typical American. They argued that Americans would never be able to grasp that Muslims are not the fictional stereotype of bomb-dropping and women-oppressing individuals media outlets have made them out to be.

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As much as I’d like to say I’m grateful for VCU’s email alert assuring the VCU community that the administration and health system are well-prepared for an Ebola outbreak, I didn’t care. If I had the wherewithal, I could craft a list of events and diseases that are more relevant to my health and well-being than Ebola, but not because I don’t believe Ebola is dangerous.

Ebola: Neither threat, nor joke

As much as I’d like to say I’m grateful for VCU’s email alert assuring the VCU community that the administration and health system are well-prepared for an Ebola outbreak, I didn’t care. If I had the wherewithal, I could craft a list of events and diseases that are more relevant to my health and well-being […]

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The day will come when a nostalgia for the wild web exists, when the unfiltered nature of the internet during this day and age no longer exists. Whether the net will lose its neutrality or not is something that only time can tell. Even if it doesn’t come to that, we will still witness a restriction of what’s allowed on the web. That starts with the SAVE Act of 2014, something I touched on in last week’s column.

Invasion of digital privacy

The day will come when a nostalgia for the wild web exists, when the unfiltered nature of the internet during this day and age no longer exists. Whether the net will lose its neutrality or not is something that only time can tell. Even if it doesn’t come to that, we will still witness a […]

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