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For avid fans of literature, no matter the book, there are requirements needed if one can truly call themselves an advanced reader. After all, those who have not met the necessary prerequisites have a literary intellect tantamount to a 5th grade reading level.

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My father is a pediatrician who also writes books on parenting. Growing up, I often pored over his books, and even now if you ask me how to deal when a baby is suffering from colic or a child is throwing a temper tantrum, I would be able to give you a detailed doctor-approved answer! However…

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An argument was presented in last week’s issue from Maxwell Schutze attempting to show that religious believers may use their religion as a sound basis for argumentation in public discourse. For this to be so, believers ought to both understand and communicate the situating of their beliefs …

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Until this year, Creighton was ranked the number one regional university in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. However, Creighton has earned its place among national universities, having just missed the top 100 in its first year. Does this really mean anything for Creighton’s quality…

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Putting things off is natural. When an assignment is not due for a while, it is so much easier for us students to put it off and enjoy free time while we have it.

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“Did you read about the famous actor from the tv show we used to watch?,” my sister asked me, during one of our customary face time sessions. I feel my stomach drop before she even says anything. I know that his fate is now sealed.  The actor has probably gotten cancelled for some problemati…

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Part of what it means to be an American is free, honest press. However, when news sources fail to deliver accurate information, our rights and liberties become obstructed. The Creightonian’s October 25th article “Your guide to Omaha’s best pizza: the good, the bad[,] and the crispy,” failed …

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Scroll through your Twitter feed, and you’ll see a bunch of tweets by people talking about how they can’t wait for the world to end and put them out of their misery, or about how their life is such a disappointment. And we laugh and retweet those tweets with an added hashtag: #same! But the …

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To some, the citation of Biblical verses is a powerful ethos appeal; however, to others, it discredits an argument to the point of irrelevancy. In a country that is growing more and more secular, religion is becoming as philosopher Richard Rorty calls it, “A conversation-stopper.”

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I fidget nervously as I peer at my cellphone screen, refreshing the page yet again. I uploaded a photo an hour ago, and so far, have received just 50 likes! That's less than one like per minute! I knew I shouldn't have uploaded a photo so soon after my last upload! And I probably didn't even…

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Amidst the screen-inundated world of the digital age where “likes” are exchanged as a form of currency in the social media realm, there lies newspapers – an antiquated relic of the once analog, tactile world. With the temptingly convenient features of the automatically populated news feed on…

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In this day and age, students are seen viewing their phones constantly for social media purposes, homework help, communication, and finding everything imaginable on google…nevertheless, social media is one of the main reasons people use their phones throughout the day.

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It was a regular lunch shared between a group of friends, and our flow of conversation turned to the latest season of the Netflix show “Bojack Horseman” coming out. One of my friends pointed out how the protagonist: Bojack, an aged former sitcom star suffering from depression and substance a…

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In light of the steady threat of child abductions (or involuntary adoptions, as abductors affectionately call them), recent studies performed by data analysts involving abducted child recovery rates suggest that maybe the panacea for this severe but somewhat unlikely crime lies in the palm o…

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A gentleman opens the door for their lady. It is as simple as that, but it is also a delicate dance.

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Ah culture. A word so often talked about in our increasingly globalized society. It used to be that people just identified with the culture that they grew up in.

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The day arrives when you finally get to hold your bundle of joy in your arms. Congratulations!  It's a girl! You beam as you hold your little girl in your arms and vow to help her grow into a strong, confident and empowered young woman. But you also worry. The world is a rough and tough plac…

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As young children, we often find ourselves looking up to the adults in our lives, whether it be a sagacious elder, a successful public figure, or a parent whose relentless drive and constant support inspires confidence.

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It’s a word you’ll hear over and over again, whether you’re considering a pre-professional program, a graduate degree, or immediately pursuing your career after undergraduate. It seems like professors just can’t stop talking about theirs, and perhaps some of your classmates are also starting…

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 Losing, floundering, getting defeated, they are synonymous with failure, the side of the disagreement that goes home with nothing. It lowers heads as self-esteem is buried under the realization that the fight was all for nothing, and on the macro-level, this self-deprecation can lead to fur…

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Growing up, I was fairly a girly-girl, who loved wearing frilly dresses and tiaras, and playing with an endless array of barbie dolls. I had no brothers, and all my friends were girls since I attended an all-girls school.  . I remember always wishing for an older brother, or at least having …

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Contemplating the relationship between ownership and sense of self, prominent thinker Plato asserted that, “owning objects is detrimental to a person’s character,” while Aristotle contended that, “ownership of tangible goods helps to develop moral character.”

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Formal education only goes so far in teaching students. The values that can be earned outside of a classroom are limitless, and can be attained through involvement in extracurricular activities.

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After almost three years of Donald Trump as POTUS, I think there’s something we can all agree on: we’re tired. Each news cycle is a whirlwind and we never know what we’re going to get.

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It’s funny how much our definition of our own identities depends so much on the people we surround ourselves with.

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It is not uncommon to see posts on social media about how everyone has that one friend. The person in the friend circle who is often assigned a trope such as the nerd, the freak athlete, the ladies’ man, and so on. While such an idea is trivial, it does seem to point to an aspect of society …

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I will be the first to freely admit that I lead a pretty privileged life. I come from a loving household with parents who provide me with not just everything I need, but also everything I ever want. I go to a good university and have a pretty active personal and social life.

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If you were an incoming college student this past year, you were probably told by every mother, teacher, and mentor that college would be a great place to meet new people and expand your horizons. And although I truly believe that this holds true, the transition remains a difficult one.

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For as long as I can remember, I have been a hopeless romantic. Whether this was the result of my innately optimistic personality or the steady diet of romantic comedies I watched as a teenager is something yet to be determined.

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Across the globe, millions of “coffee” drinkers  adhere to the routine of flocking to the nearest Starbucks location to order their favorite sugar free soy vanilla latte steamed to 143 degrees Fahrenheit (with no foam, of course) – the perfect antidote for the stress of the daily grind.

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I wasn’t planning to write anything this week. I hate goodbyes. I’ve always been more of a “promise to keep in contact then slowly taper things off until we forget about each other” type person, and I wasn’t going to mess with that formula just because I was graduating.

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I recently watched Our Planet on Netflix (I wrote a review on it too), and even as an avid climate change warrior, I was shocked at the scope if just how much we have destroyed our home and the animals and plants, we shared it with.

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For the first time in nearly 200 years the population of Humpback whales is on the rise again. This is primarily due to the implementation of international anti-whaling laws in 1980 and global warming causing a surplus of krill for them to eat. Unfortunately, this statistic is once again und…

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This article marks my final contribution to the Creightonian as a student (because, of course, I plan on subscribing for $8 a year after I graduate).  In preparation for this conclusion to my career in the realms of the Creightonian’s Opinion section, I looked back through all the articles I…

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Yesterday, I took part in and helped organize a student demonstration against hate speech on Creighton's campus. The demonstration comes after Creighton approved Dr. Mark Christian to speak on campus as a part of a panel on immigration. 

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There are few media personalities that garner the admiration of Fred Rogers, the legendary host of the children’s show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” and I don’t think anyone would say he doesn’t deserve it. Like anyone who was ever a child, I can’t help but relate to Mister Rogers, and he h…

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Two weeks ago, Dr. Mark Christian and Anna Paulina spoke at an event at Creighton University. As our organization understands, there has been some backlash and protests against these speakers and what they believe. This is unfortunate, as both speakers brought a wealth of knowledge about imm…

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Last week, I attended the Turning Point immigration debate. I still am thinking about this. I guess with one main question in my mind: why, at a Jesuit school, did we need to lower ourselves to the point of inviting someone who encourages us to hate someone based on their religion? 

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Last week, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos stated that as a part of reducing the budget of the Education Department, the federal government would cut $17.6 million from the Special Olympics.  Last Thursday, President Donald Trump said that he reversed DeVos’s proposal and that Special Oly…

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The Violence Against Women Act was introduced by Bill Clinton in 1994. Since then, it has helped fight violence against women and given protection to female victims of violence. This law expired in February and voting for legislation will be this week; however, the N.R.A is attempting to blo…

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Walls are built for a single purpose: separation. While most of the controversy over President Trump’s proposed border wall stems from the cultural and social impacts it may have on the United States and Mexico, there are also some serious environmental issues concerning its construction. 

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Days after the deadly attack on a mosque in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the would be moving towards a national ban on a type of weapon used in the attack. Even the opposition party ended up supporting the ban. This was the first mass shooting in New Zealand sinc…

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I’m not a fan of “woke” advertising. Mostly because I find it wholly disingenuous. I still haven’t really come across an advertisement that didn’t feel more like a marketing ploy then a statement of values. Also, it’s just… weird?

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On Friday, Robert Mueller delivered the findings of the special council concerning the Russia investigation to the Attorney General’s office, stating that he would not suggest any charges against the President, but would leave that decision to the Department of Justice and Congress. On Sunda…

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Over the past couple of months, I’ve been struggling with a question about what my place, and others like me, is to advocate for social justice causes.

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It finally happened, the internet caught up to a presidential candidate. No, not Steve King asking Google execs to explain his iPhone or Sonya Sotomayor awkwardly trying to understand net neutrality. Not another “covfefe” incident, and no member of congress tried to search “how to pass bill”…