Archive for the ‘Opinions’ Category

The Cougar Pulse

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

If you love your furry friend as much as I love mine, the recent dog flu outbreak is something of serious concern. The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control says that five dogs have died from this strain of flu between January and March of this year. Specifically,…
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The Xavierite Reacts To:

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Rolling Stone recently published a story surrounding a woman who goes by Jackie in the article and the night she was reportedly raped by members of the University of Virginia chapter of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in 2012. The uncovering of this story led to a year long suspension…
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The College Diaries

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

GAT Guns in East Dundee has taken a lot of heat recently because they started offering classes to teach children as young as 7 years old about gun safety and how to shoot a weapon. I first became aware of this when the manager of GAT Guns and a class…
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The Cougar Pulse

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

As technology begins to dominate the education field, is it all truly for the better? With the increase in laptop and iPad use in high schools and college campuses alike, there has been a notable decrease in hand writing notes as opposed to typing them out or recording lectures. I…
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The Xavierite Reacts To:

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Last week, Indiana became the 20th state to enact a Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law, as described by those who support it, will prevent the government from infringing on people’s ability to exercise their religious beliefs. Those who oppose the law say it essentially allows business owners to legally…
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The College Diaries

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

There comes a time during every academic year when I completely lose motivation. Now is that time. I tend to start off the year with energy and ambition, but the pressure, workload and redundancy of going to school and work eventually take those away. I can even use this article…
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The Cougar Pulse

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

“Is it a bacteria or is it a virus?” This is a common dilemma faced by many doctors daily. It’s a problem that has also led to the overuse of antibiotics in our healthcare system. A doctor is primarily concerned with making you feel better. Therefore, when you come into…
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Cruz Announces His Candidacy

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

This week Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced that he would be running for President of the United States. Cruz is the first major candidate in the race and is considered one of the more far right candidates that will probably enter the race. So, for our readers and students who…
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The Cougar Pulse

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

I am the first to admit that I am a caffeine addict. Although it is hard for me to see a life without coffee or caffeine, over the past few weeks I have attempted to reduce my caffeine intake. So far, this has been easier said than done. As a…
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The College Diaries

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The proper treatment of mental illness, both in a cultural/social sense and a medical sense, have been frequent topics of discussion in recent years. In the past, and still today, to some extent, mental illness has been surrounded by a negative stigma that has prevented people from being honest and…
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