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Letter to the editor: Air quality

Dear Editor  —   This semester there have been air quality problems seriously affecting students and professors. We believe these stem from the change in cleaning chemicals during the semester break. The procedure for lodging an indoor air quality (IAQ) complaint says: “The agent responsible . . . may be […]

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Experiences abroad in Finland

Shawn Foster When I arrived in Finland, I had no idea what to expect for the next six months of my life. I had only been out of the U.S. once before with a student group to Berlin during spring break in 2018. Other than that, I had not been […]

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Gay adoption bill holds Tennessee back

Legislators passed a bill last week making it legal for foster care and adoption agencies to prevent gay couples from adopting in Tennessee, setting a dangerous precedent for the state.  The bill, proposed by Rep. Tim Rudd of Murfreesboro, allows licensed adoption agencies to prevent adoptions due to religious objections […]

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Student on the street: Higher education

Students offer opinions on how their higher educational experience can be improved. Students gave their opinion on how to improve the quality of the "higher educational” experience in order to have a more influential outcome. “I think that higher education can be improved if there was a lot more hands-on […]

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Student on the street: women in history

Student on the street: Students offer opinions on their favorite woman in history and why. Women’s History Month is the acknowledgement of influential women who have made contributions to history.  According to womenshistorymonth.gov, Women’s History Month began in 1981 when Congress declared March 7, 1982, as Women’s History Week.  As time […]

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Cooking in Germany

Rayna M. Castner.  If you have a passion for cooking, come to Europe. While the international markets in Cookeville have a lot to offer, it is nothing compared to the actual samples to discover in Europe.  I'm studying Engineering and Business at the University of Applied Sciences Wurzburg-Schweinfurt in Germany, […]

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Varsity Blues Scandal

Full House actress Lori Loughlin and Desperate Housewivesactress Felicity Huffman’s involvement in a collegiate bribery scam raises interesting points about privilege and corruption. Loughlin and her husband are accused of spending $500,000 to get her two daughters into the University of Southern California by faking athletic ability and bribing a rowing coach. […]

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“Are you an organ donor?” Student on the street

According to donatelife.netin 2018 over 17,500 organ donors brought life to recipients and their families.  Every 10 minutes a new person is added to the national waiting list for crucial organs. Twenty-two people die every day because the vital organs they need are not received in time. Around 8,000 people died […]

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Can you cancel ‘cancel culture’?

Illustration by Britney Beaty Last week, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and actor Liam Neeson made headlines for their past behavior. The news has sparked a debate online about the importance of a person’s past conduct and how our society should hold that person accountable in the present.  There isn’t an […]