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After the blackout of dozens of popular sites around the United States, Congress decided to put aside the SOPA and PIPA bills that threatened the freedom of the Internet. While this might not be the last we see of them, many Americans feel they can breathe easier now that the government knows the uproar that awaits if this type of bill is suggested again. However, while the good fight will continue on our soil, other countries already have censorship bills put into place.
Good-natured teasing and ribbing is expected between sports teams as they compete, but when racism is used to attack or belittle an opponent it is socially and morally unacceptable.
In a 21st century age of tablets, smartphones, smart cars and digital readers, the world of higher education still insists on using 500-page, printed textbooks for every course, each usually costing a pretty penny. It is time for college textbooks to catch up with the rest of the technology world.
Blogging has become a lifestyle for many people. Some devote all their time, effort and credentials into running these blogging outlets. Used for an assortment of purposes on the Internet; Be it a personal interest, educational or professional outlet, blogging is very existent, and widely-used.
Anyone who has visited other college campuses has probably seen the towers with a bright blue light on top. These towers are emergency response systems put in place around the campus so students have a quick way of seeking help if put in any danger.
As United States citizens, we are often told about the horrors of the police state. Soldiers patrolling throughout cities, rifles at the ready to arrest and detain anyone engaging in suspicious behavior, with no one to answer to except for themselves.
With registration for the next academic semester coming to a close, students have worked on organizing their necessary courses into a tight time schedule.
Record-breaking sales on Black Friday were marred by pepper spray attacks, attempted robberies and shootings, displaying the ultimate contradiction that defines the day after Thanksgiving.
On Nov. 4 the Board of Trustees approved a 6.5 percent undergraduate tuition increase for the 2012-2013 academic year. Reasons for this increase range from a need to sustain education programs to improve the image of the University.
Republican candidates at the foreign policy debate on Saturday were asked to share their views on torture. This question segued into their views on waterboarding. Both Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain said that if elected, they would return to the practice of waterboarding as an interrogation technique.