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Guest Column: Faculty support for divestment

San Francisco recently divested from fossil fuels, as did Oslo, Norway. These two international cities stand alongside hundreds of other cities, institutions and universities as testaments to making a bold choice to stop funding the primary cause of climate change.


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OPINION: Athlete hits women, makes millions?

If there’s one thing we love in America more than most places in the world it’s masculine athletes. Athletes, more specifically male athletes, are idolized even from young ages. We put them up on a pedestal because they are the epitome of what it is to be a man: strong and powerful.


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OPINION: Money on my mind

How many of us want to be employed when we graduate? Hopefully all of us. That’s why we’re all in college and why we’re paying thousands of dollars to be here. By being at Western, we are investing in our future. But where along the road of education have we been educated about how to actually invest monetarily?


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OPINION: Weed Education 101 – In a world where marijuana is becoming legal, how will we educate future youth?

It’s the year 2015, and we college students have grown up in a very peculiar period. We were raised in a world where marijuana was illegal and now that’s changing – and it’s changing fast. Washington’s liberal politics push progressive movements forward faster than most, so we see change more rapidly than most other states. But what role will kush play in our society in the future?


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OPINION: Don't attack me for my ignorance

In the upper-left corner of the nation, we are blessed with a progressive community that supports progressive language and cultural diversity. At Western specifically, we live in a liberal bubble, and we are expected by many of our peers to keep up with the wide variety of constantly evolving social phrasing. While it is a natural understanding that inclusive language should be embraced, it shouldn’t be taken as an insult if someone doesn’t utilize the proper language. These changes aren’t basic knowledge to everyone, and it’s hard to keep up.



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