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OP-ED: Government must decrease international spending

Charlielu Hua, Op-ed Columnist February 14, 2023
The U.S. has never defaulted on its debt. However, we run a possibility of this if Congress does not get its act together and agree on new legislation that aims to reduce the national debt.
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PATEL: The Eagle Express needs major updates

Krisha Patel, Opinions Columnist February 14, 2023
While the new Eagle Express was supposed to be much more convenient, it hasn’t been working, and I’m sure others can relate.
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Body checking on TikTok

Kirsten Lyons, Assistant Opinions Editor February 14, 2023
For some, TikTok is just a platform to share funny videos or to pass time but for some it has become a toxic environment that exacerbates insecurities. A new phenomenon has begun on TikTok where users will use trends to perform a habit known as body checking.
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HANSON: The rise of AI poses a threat to writers

Benjamin Hanson, Sports Reporter February 7, 2023
With the exponential growth of online chatbots within the past few years, the capacity for academic integrity is declining.

EDITORIAL: Education is necessary following Tyre Nichols’ death

February 7, 2023
Tyre Nichols was beaten to death by six police officers Jan. 7 just 100 yards from his home. Only five of the six officers were charged, four of which already had prior violations.

PATEL: Drinking age needs to be raised to 25

Krisha Patel, Opinions Columnist February 7, 2023
It’s Sunday morning. Imagine that you wake up violently sick to your stomach with no recollection of the night before. Panic, fear and anxiety set in as your body is convulsing from the inside out. What you don’t know is the long-term effects that drinking has on the body, especially the brain.

NIEZGODA: Lower the Drinking Age to 18

Laura Niezgoda, Assistant Opinions Editor February 7, 2023
If I can legally buy a house, rack up thousands of dollars in student loan debt, vote and give up my life for the United States all at the age of 18, I should be able to have a beer. 

FLAHERTY: Why are you afraid of sharks?

Nancy Flaherty, General Manager of Marquette Television January 31, 2023
All it takes is one ocean documentary in ninth grade and an average my-favorite-animal-is-a-dog landlocked kid from South Dakota to become hooked on everyone’s worst fear: sharks.
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BURGESS: Seriously Stanford?

Trinity Burgess, Live Broadcast Director January 31, 2023
I love my grandfather. I call him papa for short but other kids call their grandfather "grandpa" or "gramps," or even the original term "grandfather." Well, Stanford University said no, "grandfather" is harmful word.
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EDITORIAL: Book Bans Oppose Jesuit Values

January 31, 2023
Every person has the right to intellectual freedom; however, this right has been challenged due to recent legislation regarding book banning. Marquette University, grounded in the Jesuit value of education, must be aware and contribute to the dialogue regarding freedom of information. 
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NIEZGODA: the Harm of 2014 Nostalgia

Laura Niezgoda, Assistant Opinions Columnist January 31, 2023
Seeing The 1975's frontman Matty Healy drink nearly four bottles of wine on stage and kiss fans during “Robbers” while on tour has transported me back to a very specific time and place in my life — 2014 Tumblr. 
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FLAHERTY: Tech Industry Should Not Ghost Employees

Nancy Flaherty, General Manager of Marquette Television January 24, 2023
College seniors prioritizing job security while perusing job application sites should steer clear of the single industry that's been dominating the news cycle in the last few days: Tech.
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