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Being an atheist in the South: the misconception

Britni Weaver, Contributing Writer

February 29, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Being an atheist in the South. Our area is such a religious one, it's almost inconceivable that anyone would call themselves an "atheist." For some, the word atheist is synonymous with "devil-worshipper" or "satanist." (I know that sou...

Does the smoking ban really curb smoking?

Travis J. Knee, Contributing Writer

February 29, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The smoking ban and the University of South Alabama is outrageous, hilarious, harmful to the students, harmful to the school, and against the very spirit of who we are. This smoking ban makes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigs,...

Why Black History Month matters to me and why it should to you

Bria Johnson, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion

  When I was a little girl my mama was the youth director at my church, and every year she coordinated a Black History Month Program. She would put together the most original skits, cantatas or dances that she could come...

The relationship effect: How we mirror emotions

Tiffany Cole, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion

  There are many things throughout the world which can affect a person’s everyday life. One thing which has a tremendous impact is relationships. Whether it be a significant other, a friend or a family member, your relations...

You can’t buy love, but you can rescue it

Caitlin Smith, Opinion Editor

February 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Every year almost 3 million animals are euthanized while waiting in a shelter. Three. Million. That number is so high because the number of animals that get abandoned or need a home is not equal to the number of people willing...

Jeb Bush’s education plan fulfills the American dream

Jeanne Allen, Contributing Writer

January 25, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I disembarked my flight to Tallahassee International the morning of my speaking engagement in 1995, tired from a long flight but ready to help solve Florida’s most pressing problems.  To my surprise, Jeb Bush was waiting for those ...

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