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Freshman year of college is an especially formative time for personality development. Growing up, identity is tied to your role in the family unit. Away from home, you can finally begin to discover who you truly are. The first two to six weeks of college can be a difficult and rewarding time…

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A workgroup at UNA revealed possible designs, locations and funding mechanisms for a new multi-use stadium, which will hold football and women's soccer games. The stadium remains in the exploratory stage, and it will continue to listen to student and community feedback.

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I am a student who is interning this semester and one of the first complaints about education I heard was that “teachers are not respected in the mainstream.”

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For the majority of high school, I planned to go to Jacksonville State University to major in journalism. When I was a sophomore in college, I attended a community college and even then, JSU was my plan.

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We are not our hair. It does not define who we are as a person, rather our hair is an extension of ourselves.

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The transfer portal has ruined college football. As the transfer portal has been used more frequently this past offseason, it has made the National Collegiate Athletic Association look like a bidding war.

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Generally, people think they know how to handle sexual harassment, until it actually happens to them. At least, I thought I had a plan of action in mind, until it actually happened to me.

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Over 2000 journalists lost their jobs in January and February, after several digital and print media outlets such as BuzzFeed, VICE, Gannett and Huffington Post announced that their companies were scaling back the number of reporters in their newsrooms due to heavy losses in advertisement revenue.

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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

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The United States government had a funding gap for the 21st time Dec. 22, which led to another government shutdown.

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False advertising is prominent in this digital age. Sometimes it is unintentional with producers and creators wanting to show the best side of their product, but other times it is purposely done to mislead the consumers and customers.

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Millions of Americans will head to the polls Nov. 6 to vote in this year’s midterms elections. Alabamians will be voting for candidates to fill high profile seats for the state Supreme Court, school boards and the governor.

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As the midway point of the year approaches, it has become clear that students at UNA are carrying the majority of the burdens and challenges that come with transitioning to Division I. The administrators and the board of trustees consistently make swift decisions with little to no student in…

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In the wake of the intense student dialog about the proposed UNA graduation ticket policy, that was ultimately decided against, many students are left asking, “How does policy at UNA get changed and how do I voice concerns?”

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On Nov. 29, 2017, "The Today Show" announced the firing of long time anchor Matt Lauer for accusations of sexual assault. Savanna Guthrie looked into the camera and told how it was difficult to report on a story in her work place, but it was a challenge NBC would have to overcome as they put…

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In 2014, comedian Hannibal Buress made a joke about an alleged sexual assault involving Bill Cosby. Since his joke, multiple women have come forward in the media about their own situations which has lead to what is now the “Me Too” movement.

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Social media allows individuals to connect with others at the click of a button and the type of a keyboard, but there is a definite decrease in face-to-face interaction and empathy in users in this technological age.

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In 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem and began one of, if not the largest moral debates in sports history. Two years later, the subject has only gained more controversy and publicity.

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The fall semester starts a new time in many college students’ lives. Freshmen feet scurry across campus in confused patterns trying to find their place in this world. After all, they will call this place their home for four years.

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As a student, sometimes it seems like money is a constant topic of conversation. However incessant, students should be aware of how money is used at the university.

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The job market is constantly changing. Fields come and go. Career fields that were lucrative only a few years ago become oversaturated or obsolete due to changing laws and technology.

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Students will more than likely be required to purchase an access code for a class while obtaining their undergraduate degree, which most consider an "unnecessary" cost.

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While transitioning to Division I is an improvement for the University of North Alabama, staying Division II is the move UNA should have made.

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Just because young adults tend to sleep late does not mean they are lazy. Science proves that 18 to 24-year-olds require more sleep because they have different circadian rhythms, according to Everyday Health’s website.A circadian rhythm is an eternal process often referred to as a body clock…

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The stereotype associated with most college students is people working a minimum wage job living off of ramen noodles and McDonald’s because all of their money goes toward school. UNA Dining does not cater to these students.Beginning fall 2016, UNA signed a new contract for their food provid…

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For most of us, college is one of the most costly investments we will ever make, both financially and in the countless hours spent in class and studying.

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College is a place where students come to learn new subjects and explore their options. It is a place where students can become different people, join organizations and find themselves. College provides an escape for students who have never had the opportunity to be by themselves, but this a…