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No justice. No peace.

As Michael Brown’s body turned cold on the pavement in Ferguson, Missouri last week, my “ifs” turned to “whens:” “When I lose a friend to violence,” “When I get pulled over by a police officer,” “When I feel the barrel:” Who will arbitrate justice for me?

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Reflecting our image

Coming to college can be a frightening adventure for first-year students. Everyone you see is a stranger, tall, mature and exuding an aura of experience.

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The dope diaries: America’s downward spiral

Heroin first made its peak in 1898 and still is growing in popularity in our country. According to NBC Nightly News, heroin abuse in America has nearly doubled between 2007 and 2012. Many news organizations, including NBC Nightly News and BBC News, say one of the reasons for this horrific statistic may be the increased use of prescription drugs, which is considered the gateway to heroin.

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Blurred Lines: mental health and misogyny

Days after the killing spree by Elliot Rodger in Isla Vista, California, the social media campaign #YesAllWomen was created to respond to what not all men may do, but what all women must fear.

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Relinquishing control and moving on

This column will be my last as opinion editor for the Commonwealth Times.

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