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Life, Liberty, and Minor Complaints: Benefits of Hemp

Drew Torrance, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017

Filed under Column: Life, Liberty, & Minor Complaints, OPINIONS

Hemp is a little-known gem in the agricultural world, but it has unfortunately left the scene in the United States despite its diverse array of uses. These uses include, but are not limited to nutrition, fuel, textiles, building...

Life, Liberty, and Minor Complaints: Foreign Aid

Drew Torrance, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017

Filed under Column: Life, Liberty, & Minor Complaints, TOP STORIES

The global foreign aid system is largely founded on the good intentions of many affluent people in developed nations who seek to end poverty in nations that struggle to develop. The problem is that we spend billions of dolla...

Life, Liberty, and Minor Complaints: Single-payer health care

Andrew Torrance, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

Filed under Column: Life, Liberty, & Minor Complaints

Health care is an especially vital government-subsidized program. Because of this, it consumes a significant portion of the national budget and remains a widely-debated issue. Currently, the United States pays more for healthc...

Life, Liberty, and Minor Complaints: Education inequality

Andrew Torrance, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

Filed under Column: Life, Liberty, & Minor Complaints

The United States has long been one of the top spenders on education in the world, and we currently spend more than any other nation per-student, while our teachers spend more time in the classroom than any other country. One ...

Life, Liberty, & Minor Complaints: Sex Ed

Andrew Torrance, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017

Filed under Column: Life, Liberty, & Minor Complaints

Sex education is vital for adolescents as it helps them to be informed about sex and the potential consequences of it. In America, states that require sex education typically either teach abstinence-only sex education or safe sex e...

Life, Liberty, & Minor Complaints: Solving Homelessness

Andrew Torrance, Staff Writer

January 4, 2017

Filed under Column: Life, Liberty, & Minor Complaints, OPINIONS

Homelessness is still alive and well in this country. There are currently almost 600,000 homeless people in America, and about 50,000 of them are veterans. Homelessness is a massive problem in the United States, and luckily t...

Life, Liberty, & Minor Complaints: Costs of cable

Andrew Torrance, Staff Writer

November 21, 2016

Filed under Column: Life, Liberty, & Minor Complaints, OPINIONS

The one thing that all Americans can bond over is our collective hatred for cable companies. We all dread the time when the cable box breaks or the internet goes down, and the only person we can call is the condescending dingbat in In...

Life, Liberty, and Minor Complaints: Politics and Money

Andrew Torrance, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

Filed under Column: Life, Liberty, & Minor Complaints, OPINIONS

Growing up, we all learned about the three branches of government and how they all worked together in perfect harmony to listen to the needs of the people and make this country a beautiful land of butterflies and happiness. We...

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