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Syrian refugees need refuge

An estimated 9 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of the civil war in March 2011, according to syrianrefugees.eu. Many people did not know about the numerous

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Ediorial: Divorce of church and state

A 150-man church choir. A bevy of supporters. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.  These are all what awaited Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, after she was released from prison

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Editorial: Deflating ‘Deflategate’

When you’re the biggest sports fan in a particular setting, the ice-breaking topic people choose when initiating conversation with you is usually sports -related, and that’s not a problem. Since

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No, Miley: We can stop

With the MTV VMAs Sunday, and the sports calendar in full swing, it’s an appropriate time to examine a lingering topic in today’s American culture:  Are children looking to the

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Journalists killed, mourned

The world is again left in utter shock after two WDBJ journalists were shot and killed during a live broadcast at approximately 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.  Alison Parker, 24, and photographer

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A thank you to the readers

With our 50th and final issue of The Penn hitting the newstand, a journey that started in late August is now complete. The editorial staff gives their parting remarks. Molly

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The Penn: A Year in Review

The 2014-2015 editorial staff at The Penn would like to take a moment to walk you through some of our favorite photographic moments, how we all got started at The

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Can you hear us?

  By the second term of the George W. Bush presidency, Americans had grown increasingly tired of the politics surrounding two wars and an economic down- turn, prompting citizens to

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Money talks and the governor has spoken

And with it, a collective sigh has probably echoed throughout campus. At the heart of the proposed pilot plan, which would have upped costs per credit and altered the framework

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Take Back the Night, every night

Wednesday evening, as I walked to the Take Back the Night march, I passed a group of three men in yellow fluorescent vests, presumably to guide traffic for the march.

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Gender roles and voting polls

Cruz, Paul, Rubio, Clinton – with the 2016 presidential election approaching, panel discussions, political debates and take-down ads aren’t far off. However, since Clinton began expressing interest in the Oval

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Shooting down equality

It seems that society cannot escape the racial tension highlighted by Ferguson. South Carolina now faces a similar scenario. On Saturday, white North Charleston police officer Michael T. Slager shot