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Boycotting Chick-fil-A accomplishes nothing

James Edmond | Staff Writer

August 13, 2012

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 If you'll allow me to turn your attention back to an issue that you probably thought was over and done with a couple weeks ago, I'd like to point out that the public reaction, however dichotomous, to Chick-fil-A's president...

An appeal to conservatives: Don’t settle on Romney

Tyler Davis | Contributing Writer

August 13, 2012

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"Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories." Thomas Jefferson's statement would certainly apply to the current state of our political system....

An Amendment for Hope

Eliza Dillard | Opinion Editor

May 30, 2012

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Since the passing of Amendment One stating that marriage is a union between a man and a woman, the nation has declared North Carolina a "no gay" territory. After the bill passed, North Carolina was trending on Twitter, and th...

The promised land of one night stands

Angela Hunt | Photography Editor

March 31, 2012

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It's nighttime, but far from dark in the red light district of Paris. A windmill outlined in neon red and white light, positioned on the rooftop of the main attraction, paints the faces of passersby a shadowy shade of pink. Its light...

He Said: War on drugs is a failure

Tyler Davis | Contributing Writer

March 2, 2012

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Celebrity substance abuse has indeed become a common topic over the past few years, with the deaths of stars such as Michael Jackson and Heath Ledger and, most recently, Whitney Houston. As a result, many individuals have come...

You only get what you give: the sports experience at UNCW

James Edmonds | Staff Writer

February 26, 2012

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I was on the campus of Duke University a couple of weeks ago with a few other students from "The Dub." We witnessed the huge cluster of tents, known as Krzyzewskiville, filled with students lined up weeks in advance for UNC v...

She Said: Celebrities, drug abuse, and legalization

Bhavana Vadlamani | Contributing Writer

February 25, 2012

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 Celebrity substance abuse has unfortunately become a commonly acknowledged topic over the past few years. With the deaths of famous entertainers such as Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger, Amy Winehouse and now the magnificent Whitney Houston, ...

Erasing Stall Graffiti Is Like Burning Shakespearian Sonnets

James Edmonds | Staff Writer

February 21, 2012

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"The wall he leaned against was crowded with an illiterate testament to the barrenness of the heart. There loneliness scribbled a lewd invitation; desire chalked out a vulgar sketch; frustrate tenderness turned cruel with mockery; ungiv...

Same-sex marriage is not going anywhere; North Carolina residents should be embarrassed

Tyler Davis | Contributing Writer

February 14, 2012

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 As the 2012 elections continue to grow closer and closer each day, it is apparent that the gay marriage issue will have a significant impact on elections at both the local and national level. Over the past few months, several stat...

Preventing Valentine’s Resentment

James Edmonds | Staff Writer

February 14, 2012

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It's that time of year. Ads on the side of my browser are telling me that my (nonexistent) wife would love flowers from ProFlowers. The checkout section of Walmart is a sickening combination of pink and red, and also displayi...

Defense Wins Championships…Just Not NFL Championships

James Edmonds | Staff Writer

February 8, 2012

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We've all heard the old adage "defense wins championships" from a youth-league coach, an ESPN analyst, or that guy in your fantasy league who won the championship thanks to starting the Bears in week 17. Despite how reliable an...

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