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One in three students said they have experienced or witnessed discrimination, according to a poll conducted by The Bulletin.

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We are all on a journey of self-improvement. Everyone has different things they excel in, or are weak in. Just because we wouldn’t make the same mistake as someone else doesn’t mean others are less than us because they would.

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I haven’t been at Emporia State very long, but I have learned a lot. I have learned the school doesn’t really care about its students very much; especially those in the arts departments or at The Bulletin. I have decided to leave ESU. This will be the last “Vibing With Violet” piece.

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French President Emmanuel Macron addressed world leaders in Paris to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. In the 20-minute speech made under the Arc de Triomphe, Macron made a clear and competing distinction between nationalism and patriotism.

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Before I started working at The Bulletin, I didn’t think very highly of journalists.

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Laura Kelly winning the governor election is a win for accessibility. Her platform hung on people’s accessibility of healthcare and access to resources “regardless of their zip code.” 

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After the Associated Student Government vice president used the term “illegal alien” in a post that endorsed Kris Kobach for governor, there was student outrage on social media. 

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The holiday season is just around the corner. Thanksgiving, Christmas and at least 14 other holidays are celebrated between November and January. This means that other people, cultures and celebrations besides Christianity exist. 

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After the Associated Student Government vice president used the term “illegal alien” in a post that endorsed Kris Kobach for governor, there was student outrage on social media. 

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Kris Kobach suggested people “vote with their feet” when responding to accusations about Voter ID Laws and voter suppression, meaning they could just leave Kansas if they didn’t like what was happening.

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If I had to write down the number of times that someone told me I was “One of the good lesbians,” I’d have a piece of paper that wrapped around an entire room.

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When I was a freshman, I was approached by an English professor and encouraged to become a staff writer at The Bulletin. When I mentioned it to an upperclassman, they said “Don’t do that. Working for The Bulletin is committing social suicide.”

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To vote, or not to vote, that’s the question. Some say you should vote so your voice can be heard and so you can make an impact on who will win. Others argue your voice is never heard and your one vote won’t make a difference. I will say there are many reasons it feels like your voice doesn’…

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First impressions are important, but often times appearance can be a larger factor than behavior in the way someone perceives you. Of course, wardrobe can never come close to defining who someone is, but with some effort, it can make a claim in your favor.

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On the news you might see depictions of the “lazy millennial voter.” The one who would rather sit in their parent’s basement than go to the polls, or the one who would rather post on Instagram than care about the election. However, I’m here to set the record straight. We’re not lazy. We’re s…

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The governor election is inching forward and we can’t help but notice that with everything that’s going on, it’s time to turn this red sea blue. And Laura Kelly is the woman for the job.

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As women, there’s a lot we’re forced to endure. For many, we are taught to deal with fear and know that sexual harassment and rape is a huge possibility for our lives. One in four women, right? It’s unfortunate that it’s normalized.

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It’s not uncommon for people, and perhaps students even more, to find themselves getting up at the last minute. For students, this only creates chaos in trying to find an outfit, get their backpack together and shove all their homework (and the right book) in their backpack so they can get t…

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Happy Homecoming everyone, and a “Stingers Up” to all of you. The air is crisp, and football is in full swing. It is that time of year. As ESU celebrates Homecoming next week, however, one thing seems to be missing: the focus on students.

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In a time of tightening budgets, where professors are expected to do more and more for less pay. In a time where students are expected to deal with budget cuts to their majors and activities, like band, theater and music, the university president is being gifted a $1.8 million house.

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Mental illness has become part of a broader, national conversation. People are being educated and becoming more aware of mental health issues; we are now public, we are heard.As more and more young people face these problems, it’s impossible to ignore. Policy is changing, and resources are b…

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Although Cher’s new album is simply covers of older ABBA music, it is phenomenal. Cher takes ABBA’s songs and puts her own spin on them, improving on what ABBA has already created. 

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At this point, it’s undeniably true that the beauty standards created by society are negatively affecting people. The numerous advertisements and media that people are bombarded with daily, are a detriment to people.  

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The idea of women in military combat roles on the frontlines and whether they should be included in the draft has been hotly debated for years.

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Being a college student has never entailed a relaxed schedule. Students nearly always have a busy schedule, trying to balance studies, jobs, social lives and participation in many other activities. So, it’s not a surprise that sleep tends to come at the bottom of that list.

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As Can the Bods begins again, as it does every fall, I think it’s important to keep in mind that this is not just a fun competition.

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If you follow politics, this piece is for you. But even if you don’t, who sits on the Supreme Court should matter just as much. It matters for women, people of color, indigenous communities and queer folk throughout the United States.

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During the September Kansas Board of Regents meeting, it was announced that Blake Flanders, CEO of KBOR, would be receiving a 15 percent salary increase. While he’s gaining money, colleges are receiving constant budget cuts.

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Since I was a young child, I’ve always had a slight aversion to meat. As I got older, I went through phases of liking and not liking meat, but for the past few years, I have been a full vegetarian.

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Fitness and health are often equated to time spent at the gym.  Yet, for many people, the gym seems intimidating, which can lead to an avoidance of the gym and exercise in general.

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“Go green” and “be environmentally conscious” are just a couple things we often hear. While it’s pretty clear how important it is, following these types of commands can be a little more complicated than they seem.

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Hozier has always produced a good variety of differing songs. Recently, he created a short album, sporting some political messages as well as creativity.

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In recent news, the FDA is considering banning electronic cigarettes. Their concern is that there is an “epidemic” of youth use, creating a new generation of “nicotine addicts.”

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His new album, “Kamikaze,” has had sales surge, fueled by a healthy dose of controversy. From the people he raps about, to the people he raps with, and even the his raps themselves: everything seems to be surrounded in controversy.

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Nike’s decision to put Colin Kaepernick as the face of their most recent ad campaign places them on the right side of history. And, on the right side of protest.  

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During the presentation portion of the interviews for the new Title IX coordinator position, several candidates said that compassion and counseling do not fit into the role of a Title IX investigator. 

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