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Intervention, not ostracism, will help drug abusers

November 28, 2018

In 2013, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reported that 24.6 million Americans aged 12 years or older had used an illicit drug in the past month. This number accounts for about 9.4 percent of Americans. Substance abuse or misuse can affect anyone, from all walks of life. In the last several...

History inspires annual diversity forum

September 26, 2012

  During the summer of 1964, poll taxes, voter ID laws and death threats prevented people from exercising their right to vote. The Freedom Summer Campaign, a group made up mostly of students, traveled to Mississippi in 1964 to register as many African American voters as possible. The campaign...

Feivor’s Focus

May 2, 2012

Hey want to be friends? Cool, how old are you? Where do you live? Are you in a relationship? What kind of people do you hang out with? What’s your family like? If someone you just met asked a bunch of invasive questions like this, would it bother you? If you regularly use social media, then they shou...

Understand your First Amendment Privileges

March 2, 2011

In light of recent events in the Wisconsin legislative branch, it's important to review the fine line between the terms "right" and "privilege." This is something that should have been addressed when protests first erupted in Madison. However, with limited space in the Royal Purple, I finally have an opportunity to bring it to the...

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