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ISIS fighters march through the streets of a captured town in Syria Courtesy of Pakistani.tv
ISIS fighters march through the streets of a captured town in Syria

Nobody is more important than the state

The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham has beheaded several Western journalist hostages in the past few weeks, but while these deaths are horrible and all lives should be valued, it's vital that we don't pay ISIS in exchange for hostages.

Yes means yes bill passed in California

The bill, which is colloquially being called a "yes means yes" law, requires colleges to adopt affirmative consent into their policies about sexual assault.

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The Need for Police Demilitarization

The events of St. Louis show a very disturbing reality that contradicts this purpose, and something must be done to change the police force before any more Americans suffer as a result.

Two Wilson football players are off the team, but DCPS loses the game

Clearly, these non-Wilson students shouldn't be able to play for a Wilson team, but it wasn't these students' fault. Instead, the football coach at Wilson High School should take responsibility for letting the students on the team.

The tuition is too darn high

If a college degree is ever going to be a commodity students of all economic statuses can obtain, states and the federal government must end their reliance on college loans and make a renewed investment in student aid programs.

Happy camp is just happy talk

North Korea's Children's Camp is just a false pretense of positivity for the government, instead of a genuine attempt by the government to create a nurturing community for children over the summer.

Shutting down on learning

Blackboards, books and lessons or lectures from classroom teachers are all quickly fading into the past; taking their place are shiny tablet screens, E-books and online lessons and resources. More laptops and tablets available for student use will mean more distractions and less vital human interaction in the classroom.
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