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Is America Becoming a Drug-Dependent Country?

It was interesting to hear all of the responses to this question, and I am inclined to agree with the answer of the majority. It seems that a lot of the time, whenever someone feels a headache coming on, they pop a pill. A great many of us like to start our day with a cup of coffee or some other caffeinated drink. We may not think about it like that, but drugs creep into our daily lives more often than it seems. ...

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Should Museums Preserve Digital Media?

With technology advancing every day, many parts of our lives are also changing. You may find yourself discovering Wi-Fi in more and more places, having your smart phone find nearby restaurants for you, or monitoring your caloric intake and exercise schedule on your iPod. These are just a few examples of the various ways that technology has invaded our everyday lives. ...

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Coptic Christians and the Egyptian Government

Have you ever been to Egypt? I have not. If you have been to Egypt at all, you will probably notice pyramids, warm weather and all what Egypt has to offer. If you have been in Egypt at some point after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, then you will have noticed people for and against the government in a sharp divide. The divide is between the Muslim groups and Non-Christians toward the Coptic Christians. ...

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GC Speaks: Internships

Being an intern isn’t easy, I’m sure! No, I’ve never been one before, but I would feel if I’m highly qualified to do work and if there’s a lot demanded of me, it’s considered a job. People who have jobs/careers should get paid for the work they do, so that means interns should be given money. It’s unfortunate that many American corporations don’t pay their interns for all their hard work, so yes they are taking advantage of them! (See: Unpaid Interns) Of course, just the experience of working with these companies can be great, but let’s face it, money and experience would be better! ...

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A Letter to IL Representatives regarding Syria

The following is a letter written by Ann Zahniser, a member of the Greenville community, to the Illinois representatives regarding Syria. What follows is being published as it was originally written, and does not necessarily reflect the views of Greenville College or the Papyrus.  September 3, 2013 Dear Senator Durbin, Senator Kirk, and Representative Shimkus, With the media and some elected representatives ...

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Joint Action Necessary to Subdue Syria

Much of the news coverage recently has centered on the attack in Damascus, Syria and the action that will be taken by other nations as a result of the violence. The spotlight has been on President Barack Obama as he has been traveling, making speeches, and trying to gain support to take action against Syria. He says the world needs to know that no one can simply get away with breaking “international norms.” ...

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“A Religious Man with a Scientific Mind”

Written by Samantha Paulin. Media by Kelsey Kuethe. This past Wednesday, Greenville College had the great privilege of hosting a colloquium by Dr. Jack Collins, a renowned Intelligent Design proponent, as he presented his views, both scientific and theological. Now I, along with 40 other students in Dr. Iler’s COR 302 class, were familiar with this concept of Intelligent Design, or ID, before attending the colloquium and Q&A with Dr. Collins later that evening in class, so I was extremely curious and more than a bit skeptical when it came time to listen to this man discuss his personal beliefs and opinions. ...

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Practicality: The Evil Preventing One’s Career as the First Firefighting Nuclear Physicist on the Moon

Written by Halie Miller; Media by Kelsey Kuethe. “I’ll be a writer,” my ardent self pledged only four short years ago, “I just know I will. No matter what it takes, my name will be on the cover of at least one book in Borders someday. I will be published, and I will not stop until I am!” How easy it is to be idealistic at 16. When you’re a 20-year-old “adult” counting down four semesters until graduation, imagining a wedding a few years away and a child or two before you’re 30, you’re saddened to realize that there’s this thing stopping you from chasing your dreams outright while there’s still time. Oh, what is called? What is that word again…? Yeah, its practicality, and it’s the enemy of dreamers worldwide. ...

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Did You Read That Correctly?

Written & Media by Kevin Dunne. “What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. ...

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