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Obama’s frivolous use of drone strikes deserves harsh criticism from all citizens

For those insulated from social media these past few weeks, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) recently accomplished something extraordinary: by passing the 12-hour mark in a remarkable filibuster of the Brennan CIA nomination, he forced the nation to take a second look at an uncomfortable reality, one that has been emerging over the past several years […]

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‘Sex Week’ backlash shows sex ed has a ways to go

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Union University, a private institution in the state of Tennessee and its “sex is bad, mmmkay?” methodology towards providing sex education to its students.  The University of Tennessee-Knoxville differs because it is a public institution, and I would think a public institution such as UTK would be […]

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Spring break in a small town is not such a bad thing

The day-to-day inner-workings of being a member of the staff here at The Voyager have not been exhaustively documented in print prior to this issue. Readers may be of the opinion that writers write words, editors edit words and the printers print the words onto the dry, gray paper you now hold in your hands. […]

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Comprehensive sex education should not be taboo

If you read this paper on a regular basis, you must understand by now that I have been a student at the University of West Florida for a fairly long time: seven years, to be exact. In these seven years, I have pretty much witnessed every nook and cranny this campus has to offer.  I’ve […]

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Sometimes, our heroes are in need of admonishment

By the time you read this, you will most likely be aware that Lance Armstrong, one of the most famous and most successful athletes in the history of, well, athletics, admitted to the use of performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career, including his incredible run of seven consecutive Tour de France titles. This is not […]

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Op-ed: Guns should not be considered a scapegoat in the wake of senseless tragedy

For the past few weeks, the airwaves have been dominated by the issue of gun control. And unfortunately, logical fallacies and emotional arguments are rampant on all sides. However, rational, clear answers do exist despite the cloud of emotions that seem necessarily to surround such an issue. It must be said that the rush to […]

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Let’s celebrate the important things this holiday season

Well, we’ve reached the end of another mundanely spectacular semester at the University of West Florida. Next Saturday, the Pensacola Bay Center will be full of proud family members from all over the country – heck, the world, even – to celebrate the monumental achievements of bright, hard-working and unbelievably exhausted college students. To those […]

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A brief airing of grievances in celebration of Festivus

Like many human beings with functioning brain activity, I am a pretty big fan of the show “Seinfeld.” Thanks to reruns and illegal YouTube uploads, I’ve seen a vast majority of “Seinfeld” episodes on several occasions.  I must say the most important episode of the series, in the context of affecting my cultural heritage on […]

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The election is over; what the hell do we argue about now?

All right… now what? The malignantly divisive, incessantly advertised and belligerently discussed tomfoolery of the 2012 United States presidential election is officially over. Did you hear that, Florida? It’s over. You can go back inside now. Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney to retain the presidency for a second term, becoming the first black man in […]

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UWF’s appearance in 2012 “Top Colleges” isn’t great news

One year ago, I wrote a story for “The Voyager,” detailing the first appearance of the University of West Florida in the annual list of America’s Top Colleges presented by Forbes Magazine. For the 2011 list, the University was ranked 490th out of 650 institutions of higher education nationally, and 10th out of 21 institutions […]

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