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Digital Manipulation: An Easy Ethical Rating Scale

Written by Devon Meadows. I would consider digital manipulation, or photo manipulation, one of the world’s greatest tools.  As we look into the realm of photo manipulation as a whole, we will explore some of the mathematical qualities found in these photos and how scientists have interpreted them on a rating scale. What does the world think of photo manipulation? Throughout the decades, editors and photo re ...

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Abortion: Why It’s Wrong

Written by Justin Mulholland. Abortion is a topic that is being debated intensely all over the United States right now. People are choosing sides and taking stands like never before. Abortion is a very serious topic because it involves the health of an unborn baby and the health of the woman who is choosing whether to have an abortion or to keep the baby. Unfortunately, the country is divided on this topic ...

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A Non-Voter Responds

Written by Wes Bergen. Around election time, I often hear Christians ask each other, “Who would Jesus vote for?”  Presumably, this question is supposed to influence our individual decisions.  Since we’re good evangelicals who ask “what would Jesus do?” in situations we’re unsure about, it makes sense that we recourse to this question when it comes to politics.  Whenever I hear it, though, I want to bring up ...

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Why You Should Vote

Written by  Scott Neumann & Richard Huston. We have the awesome responsibility of selecting the leader of the world’s lone superpower.  People clamor (some rebel) for the opportunity to vote in their country.  Others, who aspire to be U.S. citizens, but are not yet, yearn for the opportunity to vote here.  Multitudes around the world have little hope of affecting the direction of their country.  We cann ...

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The Broken Election System in America

Written by Peter Huston. Over the course of the last several years, I have grown tired of always hearing about political campaigns.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy hearing about politics and different issues, but it seems like the 2012 presidential campaign has been going on for the past four years, and to some degree it has been.  The official start of the campaign was in May of 2011, when the Republican Prim ...

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GC Speaks

 Welcome to GC Speaks!  This is where we ask the questions and YOU get to see what your fellow students had to say. The leaves are turning and jackets are beginning to make their seasonal debut, so we recently took a stroll around campus asking students what it is that they look forward to most with the beginning of the fall and winter seasons. Here's what they had to say:   Zach-  "I don't really know. I'm ...

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Candidate Attacks on Morality: Is it Right?

by Halie Miller. All over the nation, people are gearing up for Nov. 6. While the heat is on to win the vote of the undecided, those still unsure keep in mind the candidates’ stances on controversial issues. Of all the topics of current political debate, few are as controversial as gay marriage, and each candidate has a drastically different stance on the issue. President Barack Obama is the first sitting p ...

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File Sharing – an Ethical Dilemma

Written by Arley Cornell. File sharing is REAL. It’s REAL, everybody. People share their files, and they don’t get in trouble for it. It’s an undeniable reality that you don’t need to read about anymore – everyone does it or has done it. I am guilty. I have pirated everything from movies to music to applications to TV shows... even software that allows me to evade the GC network so I can find torrents that ...

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Thumbs are Talking: Addicted to Texting

Written by Kristin Minshall. Remember house phones? It is strange to think that landline telephones have become almost obsolete. Think back to the days where you had to pick up a phone, punch in the number manually, and wait for someone to answer. My generation grew up this way, but by the time we reached middle school, everything changed. Texting is the new norm. Now our thumbs do the talking. Text messagi ...

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Euka Wadlington

Written by Hoss Dossett and Haley Fahrner Euka Wadlington is a prisoner at the Greenville Federal Correctional Institution.He is serving a life sentence for his alleged involvement in a cocaine ring. The crimes of which he was convicted were nonviolent, and the evidence seems to have been basically nonexistent. He was convicted based on the testimonies of other drug dealers in the area—drug dealers who were ...

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