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Talk it Out: Students should steer clear of Greek life

Greek organizations are often underscored by attitudes of extreme elitism, stereotypical and discriminative selection of members and boastful expressions of sexist and sexually profane ideals towards women.

Greek organizations were created to be philanthropic, driven and socially aware societies made of members who exemplify all of these traits, but it takes little cognition to realize this no longer the case.

Talk it Out: Greek life a great option for students

Greek organizations have been under heavy criticism in light of events that have left some sororities and fraternities appearing exclusive, perverse and even racist. However, Greek life recognizes these deplorable aspects, actively changes in order to fight stigmas and provides an environment where students can comfortably thrive.

America meets change, Hillary for president

Hillary Clinton has officially thrown her hat into the ring for the 2016 presidency.

Clinton has a rough past. She ran for president once and quit the race and, most recently, was the center of an email scandal that left people questioning her motives.  

Initially America was not ready for the first black president, but history was made eight years ago when Barack Obama was sworn into office. The nation has dealt with good and bad during his presidency but is ultimately better for the change.

Clinton would be figurehead, not leader

As a woman, I would like to believe America has come far enough along in its history to not question the possibility of having a woman for president.

However, the main subject currently dominating conversations in the country is whether Hillary Clinton will be able to run a country based on the fact she is a woman.

Talk It Out: The next president will be a Republican

The 2016 election cycle is just around the corner, and this go-around will see a new president elected to the White House.

This cycle is even more unique because there is not a president running for re-election. People across the nation will look forward to seeing twice as much news coverage and twice as many political commercials competing for public attention.

Talk It Out: Democrats likely to win next presidential election

The political climate in the United States has undoubtedly become more partisan than ever.

The coveted spot for the 2016 presidency remains in the sights of the Democratic and Republican Parties. However, there might not be as much competition for the spot given both the hype of the Democratic base and the lackluster performance of the Republican Party’s presidential campaigns.

Talk It Out: Vegetarianism an ethical alternative to meat-based diet

“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons,” said Alice Walker, author. “They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white or women were created for men.”

For many Americans, the decision to eat meat is rarely second-guessed. It is deeply ingrained from a young age that animals exist for humans to consume and exploit however people see fit despite the fact that animals are sentient beings. Since humans have the ability to thrive on a plant-based diet, it is unethical to eat meat.

Talk It Out: Vegetarian lifestyle not necessary, overly restrictive

A recent increase of environmentally friendly acts has also seen a rise in the number of people choosing to be vegetarians. Vegetarianism is nothing new, but rises in trying to preserve the earth have brought on a new wave of vegetarians.

Dictionary.com defines a vegetarian as “a person who does not believe in eating meat, fish, fowl or, in some cases, any food derived from animals, as eggs or cheese, but subsists on vegetables, fruits, nuts, grain, etc.”

Talk It Out: Sexism still prominent in video games

The video game community is notorious for being a male-centric group, and with the recent #GamerGate controversy, the stereotype has only been confirmed.

Talk It Out: Sexism in video games should be considered equal across genders

Video game enthusiasts are used to the over-stimulating sights and sounds each game provides. However, when it comes to the portrayal of certain characters, the feminist movement has taken a molehill and turned it into a mountain.

Scantily clad or over-feminine female characters have been a major part of video games since the beginning. Many feminist activists like to point to these female characters and say they are nothing more than over-sexualized damsels in distress. People who say that must have never played a video game in their lives.

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