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Your argument won’t float

Arne Grette, Lettuce History Major

May 18, 2019


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I can’t believe I’m even wasting my time on this debate. What has romaine lettuce ever done for society? Meanwhile, the mighty iceberg lettuce has been a powerful force throughout history, able to accomplish the great feat of sinking the unsinkable. I challenge Backpage readers to name another vegetable...

Cease your petty foolishness

Alex Hartford, Lettuce enthusiast

May 18, 2019


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I am truly ashamed of my peers. When the Worldwide Lettuce Census (WLC) results came back last year, it showed me the ignorance of man. The true nature of people is thusly explained: iceberg lettuce was the most popular variety. Let that sink in for a second. Billions of people across the globe making...

Leave fortune out of fame

Allison Rafert, Opinion Editor

May 18, 2019


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For some, it may come as a sigh of relief—Russell Wilson was recently signed on as the Seahawks’ quarterback for the next four years. But at what cost? Well, his extended contract generously allotted him 140 million dollars, making him the highest paid player in the NFL. And as if that’s not enough...

You get what you deserve

Jake Hopkins, Opinion Editor

May 18, 2019


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Why do companies pay employees to do work for them? They pay them because they need something done, and getting that thing done will help the companies make more money. And why do people pay so much money for expensive artwork or fancy cars? Because that art or those cars are rare, and rarity can make...

Humans of Liberty: Ella Buono (11)

May 9, 2019


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“I’ve had an interest in art since I was four or five. I remember my mom being really good at art, shading with crayons, and I knew that I wanted to learn how to do that. Graphic design for stickers and three-dimensional art are probably my favorite things to make, because I like creating things...

Schedule Change Awareness

Schedule Change Awareness

April 21, 2019


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The world around us is undergoing rapid change, and many don’t even realize it. By 2022, experts estimate that 12.5 percent of Liberty’s class periods will be gone. Many student-led efforts have tried and failed to prevent this dramatic shift, but at this point it is inevitable. 2020’s candidate...

Campus Conservatism

Campus Conservatism

April 21, 2019


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As we look around campus and see all that our student government has done, we have to exercise a critical eye and see all the problems that our government has. For instance, take the creation and distribution of Senior Sweats. A fine product, to be sure, but is that really what our government should...

Teacher Bathroom Rights

Teacher Bathroom Rights

April 21, 2019


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For too long in this school, bathrooms have not proportionally represented Liberty students. That ends in 2020. A candidate that we support has to correct this injustice immediately. While women account for approximately 50 percent of bathroom usage, they are mysteriously overrepresented in bathrooms,...

Student Wage Reform

Student Wage Reform

April 21, 2019


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The big ticket issue for Liberty voters in 2020 is certain to be student salary reform moving forward. For too long student voices have gone unheard in labor reform discussions, and that has to end now. 2019 data from the Federation of Academic Real Compensation Enforcement (FARCE), student wages have...

Global Cooling

Global Cooling

April 21, 2019


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While The Backpage agrees with the majority of candidates that climate change is a huge issue, we cannot agree in the direction of such climate change. Middle ground is important in politics, and I think we can all agree that a nice tropical vacation is just what we all need. So when looking for your...

NJA Advocacy

NJA Advocacy

April 21, 2019


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The National Juul Association is the primary association promoting free exchange of vapor products among minors, a right guaranteed to us by... uh... oh wait it’s illegal... Anyway, we here at Liberty know the importance of a free, unregulated Juul market for minors. That’s why it’s so important...

The price to be proactive

Allison Rafert, Opinion Editor

April 20, 2019


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Most people aren’t opposed to helping the environment—at least they aren’t opposed to the idea of it. But when it comes to taking action—passing laws, transforming infrastructure, or transitioning to renewable energy—people are more reluctant to combat climate change. This is especially true...

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