Archives for My View

Bullying: More than a social problem

According to the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19 percent of high school students in the U.S. were bullied at school, and nearly 15 percent of high school students were bullied electronically. On Oct. 30, as a part of the L.C. Sears Collegiate Seminar Series, the Honors College and Cannon-Clary College of Education jointly hosted
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My View: The reality of gun violence

On Feb. 14, a student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, walked inside the school with a .223-caliber AR-15 rifle and killed 17 people. The tragedy sparked national demonstrations from high school students who called for stricter gun laws. In a February staff editorial in the University newspaper, The Bison, the staff wrote, “This is The Bison’s fourth article regarding a mass
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My View: Being different

In the New Testament, Jesus ministered to and taught people from all walks of life — from the religious elite to the “least of these.” His tactics were loving but direct, honest and countercultural. In 2018, being direct, honest and countercultural is not perceived positively. If we are called to be like Jesus, what should teaching, ministering and sharing about our faith look like in
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My View: Media’s role

The term “fake news” has populated numerous headlines and been used as a definition for completely fabricated news stories. In a December 2016 Pew Research Survey, 64 percent of adults said they believe completely made-up news has caused a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current events, and 23 percent admitted to accidentally or purposefully sharing a made-up news story. In a
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My View: Generation why?

In April 2016, Pew Research Center published an article based on a U.S. Census Bureau population estimate that reported millennials, born 1982-2000, had surpassed baby boomers, born 1946-64, as the country’s largest living generation. Generations are studied and defined so others know how to interact with, work alongside and market to them. But do these conversations and studies educate us, or do they divide us?
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My View: Evaluating concussions

In 2015, Will Smith played the lead role in the December box office hit “Concussion.” The movie tells the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, who studies and uncovers information about the effects of repeated concussions on professional football players. It was a movie that sparked conversation across the nation about the dangers and risks of multiple concussions due to a physical contact sport and
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My View: Apple’s backdoor

In February, Apple refused to help the FBI access encrypted data on the iPhone that belonged to one the shooters from the December 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernadino, California. In a message to their customers posted Feb. 16, Apple stated, “The FBI may use different words to describe this tool, but make no mistake: Building a version of iOS that bypasses security in this
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