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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Lust

In a society filled with inflated relationships and fictitious desire, a simple gaze awry can kindle a feeling known as lust. The strong sexual desire that is felt by many people has been seen to destroy relationships, or ruin the foundation of hopefuls. Obstruction of common sense often leads the …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Prudence

“There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence,” said Charles Caleb Colton, a well-known English writer and collector during the 1800’s. This quote explains the mismatch of opinions of what prudence truly means. Another way to interpret Colton’s quote is, “There is nothing more careless than excessive wisdom or confidence.” …

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Rights and Responsibility

Evan Goldenberg’s and Seth Rogen’s film The Interview. Trey Parker’s and Matt Stone’s musical The Book of Mormon and television series South Park. The late Stéphane Charbonnier’s magazine Charlie Hebdo. All examples of satire and all protected under free speech. Although many countries celebrate free speech, such as the United …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Envy

Wanting to want the right things There’s an old Russian fable found in Deirdre McCloskey’s book, Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World. This fable tells the story of Ivan, and his neighbor, Boris. God tells Ivan that he can have anything he wants, under one condition: Boris …

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The root of the problem

Recent scandals in the NFL come from long lasting issues with punishment The Everyday Heroes of the American population are sports players. From gymnastics to rugby, children to adults idolize those of us capable of astonishing physical feats. But what happens when that power we so liberally give to our …

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Publications bring secrets to light

When whistle blowers and media unite to expose corruption, American opinion is split “A grandiose narcissist who deserves to be in prison.” That’s how Jeffrey Toobin of  The New Yorker described Edward Snowden in 2013, shortly after the former contractor to the National Security Agency (NSA) leaked to the public …

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Parting advice

Returning students, read this: Seniors on The Talon staff share lessons they’ve learned from four years of high school   Rachel Bartz When it comes to graduating, many of us seniors wish we had been given advice about how to conquer high school in the most effective and entertaining way. …

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