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Tradition often gets a bad rap. Some say that it leads people to stay stagnant, that it binds them to a past time, and keeps remnants of that time that wasn't perfect. I agree with them — I think tradition can be dangerous -- but it also serves as the only thing that truly connects us to the…

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The origins of this month-long celebration began in 1926, when Carter G. Woodson, a black scholar, and historian, made an official declaration of ‘Negro History Week.’ February was chosen in order to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12) and Frederick Douglass (Feb. 14). It later …

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Downtown dining isn’t typically lauded for affordable pricing. While there are certainly pricier restaurants in downtown Lafayette, there are several businesses making their name off of a cost-friendly, casual dining experience. If you’re trying to budget with where you’re eating out, then t…

Recently, while doing some research for a school project, I was looking at the Wikipedia page of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to get a general overview of what that body does. As I was browsing the page, I noticed one sentence tacked right at the end of the first paragraph that seem…

Mental health is historically a topic brushed aside, stigmatized, down-played or little studied. Today, we make strides all the time in how we approach mental illness, its causes, and how to address it effectively and humanely. An important shift in this development is the openness common pe…

The Hatfield and McCoys. The Howard and Turners. The French Eversole. Deadly gunfights, bloody poker games, and feuds that lasted years and claimed the lives of many. The only thing that any of these have in common is that they all came from the South.

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Disclaimer: This article does not attempt in any way, shape or form to diagnose or recommend treatment for any emerging mental illnesses or symptoms of mental illness, nor is the goal of this article to discredit any form of treatment. If you are experiencing severe symptoms or struggling wi…

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays finally cease and as regular school and work schedules fall back into place, it can seem as if the major “earth-shattering” political news that had taken a breather has come back to haunt us once more. And with its return, I, the less-bearded half …

As I'm sure you've heard, our current president has been impeached. Though I see everything from outrage to rejoice on every form of social media, I've come to understand that not many people understand what impeachment means. In an attempt to get everyone educated, I've taken the noble duty…

For the past year, the media has levied a war against the homeless with increasing fervor. Primetime Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently concluded his five-part series “American Dystopia,” which sought to investigate the rampant problem of homelessness in San Francisco. The result was a gr…

Something quite strange happened to me this last week — strange enough to write about. My fiancée and I were relaxing at a fast food joint when she asked me, "What do we do if you get drafted?" Of course, I eased her worries and told her that a lot would have to happen for that to occur. Tha…

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