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Brown’s groans are distracting

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been in the local spotlight over the past several weeks, complaining to the media about his lack of participation in the offense. Brown,

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Get back to basics Saturday

Whether you can’t wait for Saturday night to roll around or are dreading the last-minute costume you’re going to have to throw together that afternoon, it’s hard to ignore how

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FeMENists wanted

On Tuesday evening, a speech given by Dr. Marcie Bianco in the Breezedale Library titled “Power Feminism: Sex and Gender in the Age of Digital Media.”  As students entered Breezedale,

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Modernizing moviegoing

Hollywood has a problem. Movies, particularly those in theaters, are moneymakers. Ticket prices aren’t cheap and neither are the concessions that are often associated with them. Even with a 6-percent

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Glitz, glamour and wage gaps

“Are we socially conditioned to behave this way? We’ve only been able to vote for what, 90 years? I’m seriously asking – my phone is on the counter and I’m

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Take proactive steps for cancer

Cancer didn’t always seem like something that will affect you. Cancer was something that happened to your aunt’s best friend from college. Or, perhaps, a disease your great-grandmother battled beginning

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Planned Parenthood highlights confirmation bias

Abortion might be the most controversial topic on the American political docket.  So when the Center for Medical Progress released videos earlier this year that apparently showed Planned Parenthood executives

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Focus on preventing shootings

It’s only right we bring campus shootings to the forefront in light of the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday. This incident, which left nine dead and

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IUP HoCo takes many forms

Homecoming festivities are about to get underway at Indiana University of Pennsylvania if they haven’t already. For some, homecoming signals a weekend chock-full of alumni celebrations – the parade, the

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Respect Indiana this HoCo

It’s that time of year again for Indiana University of Pennsylvania students: Homecoming weekend is right around the corner.  As a university, we’ve had some relatively “bad PR” over the

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Let’s discuss sexual violence

Lady Gaga’s latest video, “Til It Happens To You,” premiered on YouTube Sept. 17 and portrays a hot topic: the subject of sexual assault at universities. In a study conducted

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Speak up in September

Classes are in full swing, and by now, you’re probably feeling the weight of the semester stacking up on your shoulders. Life at a university can be hard, and if