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Florida on the right path to economic prosperity

An essential responsibility of the government is to improve the quality of life of its citizens by using innovative policies to benefit its constituency. In order for Florida to maintain its relevancy in the global economy, it is imperative that Florida embraces a stable and reliable financial revenue structure. The […]

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Health Care Reform bill fazes some members of the GOP

“Now begins communism in America,” sneered some members of the GOP. Although it was a joke to relieve some of our stress, it is sad to think that this is how some Americans feel towards the passing of President Obama’s health care bill. Signed into law on Tuesday, the Affordable […]

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The true meaning of being Haitian goes beyond songs and flags

My father is from Twain, a small farming town in Haiti. He grew up without an education, but he always had big dreams. So 30 years ago he made a decision that altered the life of everyone in my family. Risking his life, he left my pregnant mother in Haiti […]

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Alabama shooting highlights race-crime disparities

Amy Bishop “went postal” at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. On Jan. 26, the Harvard educated biology professor received a termination letter from the dean of the college of sciences. This apparently did not go over well with Bishop, because on Feb. 12, the day that her termination from the University […]

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Lady Gaga new pop video pushes the envelope

First it was Just Dance, then Paparazzi and now Telephone. Stefani Germanotta otherwise known as “Lady Gaga” has once again captivated audiences with the release of the highly anticipated video to her hit Telephone featuring Beyoncé Knowles. The dynamic duo teamed up with director Jonas Akerlund to create a nine-minute […]

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Howard Stern’s remarks about Gabourey Sidibi are ridiculous

Howard Stern, a radio talk show host for Sirius XM Radio, is most notably known for his not so tactful remarks and quite controversial topics on his show The Howard Stern Show. However, no one expected his comments about on Precious film star Gabourey Sidibe. On his March 8 show, […]

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The Florida House of Representatives passes important education bill

The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill unanimously on Thursday requiring students to take civics classes at every grade level until the eighth grade. Students would then be required to pass an end of year exam in order to be promoted to high school, according to a report by […]

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Greek life is not worth all the hype

Fraternities and sororities are, for some, an integral part of the college experience. Late nights, fun times with friends, five-hour cram sessions are par for the course at any university; students everywhere feel the need to further their experience by joining a Greek organization. Members of Greek organizations will argue […]