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    'Fifty Shades' glorifies abusive, unhealthy relationships

    'Fifty Shades' glorifies abusive, unhealthy relationshipsI've been having a lot of arguments on Facebook lately, and most of them have been about the release of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey.
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    Hold Mexico accountable for mass kidnappings

    Hold Mexico accountable for mass kidnappingsThe United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances held a panel last Friday asking Mexico to be sanctioned for the 22,600 civilians reported missing in the past eight years.
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    Congress should back war with Islamic State

    Congress should back war with Islamic StateCongress should move swiftly to give President Barack Obama the legal backing to wage war on the Islamic State.
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    UCF students, don't become desensitized to crime

    UCF students, don't become desensitized to crimeUCF students don't become desensitized to crime
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    We can all learn a thing or 2 from NBC’s Brian Williams

    We can all learn a thing or 2 from NBC’s Brian WilliamsWe can all learn a thing or 2 from NBC’s Brian Williams
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    UCF student on life in Singapore

    UCF student on life in SingaporeUCF student says studying abroad is different, but awesome.
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    Super Bowl commercials were a letdown

    Super Bowl commercials were a letdownSunday's Super Bowl had shark onesies, heroic catches and a Lombardi Trophy. But not everybody came to play.
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    The end is not yet in sight in gay rights fight

    The end is not yet in sight in gay rights fightThere are still barriers to true equality for LGBT Floridians, as well as LGBT citizens around the country and the world.
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    No one is unworthy of speaking to the president

    No one is unworthy of speaking to the presidentA few days ago, an 18-year-old Aeropostale designer from Dancing with the Stars, the brother of the guy who wrote The Fault in Our Stars and a green-lipped woman interviewed the president of the United States.
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    Another dark cloud surrounding the Deflatriots

    Another dark cloud surrounding the DeflatriotsHow do you like your balls?
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    State of the Union full of empty promises

    State of the Union full of empty promisesPromises, promises, promises. A speech full of empty promises. That’s what the State of the Union Speech sounded like from a student perspective.
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    • 1 month ago
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    What did Obama really say Tuesday night?

    What did Obama really say Tuesday night?Newsflash: I am not a politician. I also don't play one on television, and believe it or not, I don't lecture my friends on their political beliefs either.
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    There's no room for retaliation in Islam

    There's no room for retaliation in IslamThis won't be very long; I'm exhausted, overwhelmed.
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    UCF basketball team deserves better fan support

    UCF basketball team deserves better fan supportCalling all UCF fans far and wide: I've made it to the lion's den with a raw steak to tell you to break out your black and gold for the basketball team — because they deserve it.
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    Free community college could help break down barriers

    Free community college could help break down barriersEducation is obviously important.
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    Photography deserves 1st amendment protection

    Photography deserves 1st amendment protectionA new bill has appeared before Congress that will provide protection to photographers plying their trade in public places.
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    College Football Playoff needs to expand

    College Football Playoff needs to expandWhen the dust settled after the semifinal round of the first College Football Playoff, I think America was left with the same general sentiment: We want more.
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    Let your opinion be heard ... or even read

    Let your opinion be heard ... or even readYou’ve entered the lion’s den, also known as the opinions section of the Central Florida Future.
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    LGBT citizens should care about police brutality

    LGBT citizens should care about police brutalityIt wasn’t long ago when gays were the ones rioting and fighting on the streets.
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    Put the 'thanks' back in Thanksgiving

    Put the 'thanks' back in ThanksgivingDon't focus all your energy on the sales and forget about what you were Instagramming your thankfulness for hours earlier
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    Shoppers need to get in holiday spirit

    Shoppers need to get in holiday spiritAs a retail worker, and with the biggest shopping season of the year right around the corner, I'm not only preparing for the holiday season, I'm preparing for hell season.
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    Online courses are beneficial, flexible for students

    Online courses are beneficial, flexible for studentsThe structure of online courses changed my perspective
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    LGBT community needs to fight losses

    LGBT community needs to fight lossesOn Nov. 6, for the first time since the legalization of gay marriage has swept the nation in the past few years, a federal court has upheld a same-sex marriage ban in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee, according to CNN.
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    • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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    Many Orlando drivers need to learn the basics

    Many Orlando drivers need to learn the basicsIf there's one thing that's close to being as scary as the robberies at the Sterling Central, now The Marquee, apartment complex, it would definitely be Orlando drivers.
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    Gun literature for children is inappropriate

    Gun literature for children is inappropriateA few weeks ago, I was tabling at the Sanford Day of Unity at Fort Mellon Park. It was a beautiful day, with Lake Hamilton behind me, a light breeze in my hair, and the sun gently hitting my skin.
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    Attention, smokers: Hear my plea

    Attention, smokers: Hear my pleaTo all the UCF smokers out there, I'd like to cut you a deal
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    College degrees don't define success for all

    College degrees don't define success for allWhile some are panicking over making grades, passing finals and getting to graduation, those who aren't in college know not of these struggles.
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    • 2 months, 3 weeks ago