The dangers of franchise fatigue in blockbuster-heavy Hollywood

With the release of the Sony/Marvel Studios project "Spider-Man: Homecoming," the character Spider-Man received his third portrayal since the first film dedicated to the character back in 2002. While comic-book movies are the hottest thing in Hollywood at the moment, plenty of people have voiced their displeasure over seeing yet another interpretation of a comic character who has already received his own film series.

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Why students should grade their teachers

Have you ever been enrolled in a class where you feel lost in a sea of information? You often sit zoned-out, frustrated and confused, wishing that any other professor was in front of the room teaching. There is not enough information available to students when it comes to seeking out our professors before registering for classes. So, what if we had a grading scale, just as our professors keep on us? That way, we would know what we are signing up for before it is too late.

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Monuments to the Confederacy: How a nation copes with its conflicted past

In what organizers termed a "Unite the Right" rally, opposition turned to violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, when more than a thousand people gathered under white supremacist flags to protest the removal of a statue depicting Confederate Army Gen. Robert E. Lee, according to CBSN. To get to the heart of the argument surrounding the removal of these statues of the past, instead of engaging in riots, what Americans of the present need to do is look back and reflect on the decades that followed the Civil War. 

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How to be prepared this school year

It’s about that time again. Summer vacation is winding down, and there are a lot of back-to-school commercials on TV and school supply sales at local stores. For us college students, it’s time to say goodbye to our (hopefully) relaxing four-month break and get back to the old grind.

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