The ViewPoint

Theory on the Educated Person

Brittany Hinkel, Shift Editor/ Cartoonist

March 6, 2013


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There is no true way to define education, or what an educated person is. There could be an infinite number of definitions: each based on different principles such as: religion, ethnicity, gender, nationality, geography, and culture. In other words, each definition of the word is unique to the individual...

The Continuous Cannabis Controversy

Brittany Hinkel, Shift Editor/ Cartoonist

February 7, 2013


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On Nov. 6, legislation was passed to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado and Washington. Since then, there has been a serious debate about whether or not the recreational use of marijuana is safe, much less acceptable. In order to fully understand the underlying issue, it is important...

Gun Control

Gun Control

Brittany Hinkel, Shift Editor/Cartoonist

January 26, 2013


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Human — for better or worse

Robert M. Sapolsky

January 10, 2013


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Los Angeles Times (MCT)--Are people, by nature, kind or rotten? This question has kept philosophers, theologians, social scientists and writers busy for millenniums. A vote for our basic rottenness comes from scholars such as Steven Pinker of Harvard, who has documented how it is the regulating forces ...

To Test or Not to Test

Daira Gentrup, Graphic Artist

December 4, 2012


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The end of the semester is worst part of the year for any college student. There are colds, flus and other illnesses flying around. You have to make it home to see you family for the holidays and you have to remember everything thing your professors have said in the last 16 weeks. Sounds like a pretty...

Consumerism and the Holidays

Consumerism and the Holidays

Brittany Hinkel, Editor/Cartoonist

November 27, 2012


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It’s a well-known fact that retail sales increase during the holiday season. According to an about.com article, 2012 Christmas Holiday Shopping Season Retail Sales, Job, Technology Predictions, written by Barbara Farfan, the National Retail Federation predicts that Holiday shopping season sales wi...

Brittany Hinkel, Shift Editor, Cartoonist

November 15, 2012


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Resurrect Respect

Brittany Hinkel, Editor/Cartoonist

October 23, 2012


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Respect: something most would say is an important part of life. The respect (or lack of) that one has is inevitably a learned behavior. According to dictionary.com, the word respect has a variety of definitions; one definition in particular is: to hold esteem or honor or to show regard or consid...

I Got It From My Mama

I Got It From My Mama

Nikita Rector, Editor in Chief

October 23, 2012


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It's layout night, the traditional evening spent with coworkers, a computer and multiple articles to be finalized for print. Early in the evening the room was full of the hustle and bustle of any normal newsroom: loud music blaring, people hurriedly eating dinner, discussions going on here and there,...

Brittany Hinkel, Shift Editor, Cartoonist

October 9, 2012


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You Can Quote Me on Ethics

Nikita Rector, Editor in Chief

October 9, 2012


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Many people are afraid to talk to reporters or writers for fear of being misquoted or taken advantage of. Anyone with a background in journalism knows how to handle an interview, as well as how to properly use the information received. In some cases however, the writer can misinterpret or misuse this...

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