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1. Language: Do Words Matter?
In Brief: Soundbites: What’s in a Name?
2. Free Speech: Is It Endangered on Campus?
In Brief: Intolerance Doesn’t Belong on Campus
3. Examining Our Past: Who Writes and Rewrites American History?
In Brief: Bill Bramhall, Mt. Rushmore: Student Activists Demanded Their Removal
4. A College Education: How Valuable Is It?
In Brief: Piyush Mangukiya, from "Is College Worth the Cost? Absolutely." (Huffington Post)
5. Race: Does It Still Matter?
In Brief: Claudia Rankine, Yes, Of Course
6. Diversity and Identity: How Well Is American Immigration Working?
In Brief: Michael Martinez and Miguel Marquez, What’s the Difference Between Immigrant and Refugee?
7. Guns: Can the Second Amendment Survive?
8. Prisons, Police, Punishment: Is Our Criminal Justice System Broken
In Brief: Elijah Paschelke, The Storm
9. Our Battered Economy: Is the American Dream Over?
In Brief: Barack Obama, The Defining Challenge of Our Time
10. Marriage: What Does It Mean Today?
11. The Climate Crisis: Have We Reached the Point of No Return?
12. Gender: What Are The Issues Today?
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