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Since the start of his papacy in 2013, Pope Francis has made numerous statements concerning current and controversial topics. The latest issue is climate change. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Since the start of his papacy in 2013, Pope Francis has made numerous statements concerning current and controversial topics. The latest issue is climate change.

A green light for the Pope’s discussion on climate change

Pope Francis’ actions should be celebrated as an effort that will bring one of the globe’s most massive organizations, as well as millions of people throughout the earth, back onto the world stage.

Committing to commitment

It's time we recognize a trait that is characteristic of our generation: our reluctance to commit to anything.

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Where is the honor?

Some aspects of national honors societies are beneficial, such as their tutoring and community service chapters. However, the positive qualities of these societies, to many students, are not the deciding factor for joining. For most, it's the way the words "honor society" looks.

For the good of the game

Just four days after winning re-election for a fifth term, Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) president Sepp Blatter announced his resignation. And it's about time.

Some thoughts on Belle Gibson

Some may know Belle Gibson as the mastermind behind a revolutionary health app. Most observers, however, would call her a selfish liar and manipulative scammer.

'Plugging in' isn't detrimental

As the number of new computer technologies increases, it's clear that our digital lives will become a much larger part of our overall lives. Rather than trying to hide from this fact, every person needs to figure out what balance of "real" and digital life works for them personally.

Privatized schools are a public problem

Charter schools are pushing the widespread movement for the privatization of education. But the effects are not better. In many cases, they're much, much worse.
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