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Sexualization of girls by media must end now

Misinforming children causes developmental issues later in life With shows like “Toddlers and Tiaras” becoming increasingly popular, it is no shock that the sexualization of young girls has become ingrained in American culture.

Conservatives unwilling to even read ideas

If you didn’t already think the Republican Party needed to change to keep up with the commanding Democrats, perhaps Speaker of the House John Boehner’s confession that he rejected President Barack Obama’s latest budget proposal without even reading it will convince you otherwise.

NCAA should pay student-athletes

Ed O’Bannon, a former NCAA Division I athlete, has filed a lawsuit against the collegiate sports association for using his and other players’ likenesses without properly compensating them.

Online shopping not sustainable

First they came for the mom-and-pop stores, and I did not speak out because I was a state park ranger who still had his neighborhood Borders and Circuit City.

In our opinion: Registration shouldn't be a struggle for USC

When a transition to a new technology system occurs, it’s normal to expect a few kinks and bugs here and there that still need to be addressed. But as students are beginning to register for classes, it’s clear USC’s Registrar’s Office didn’t take enough time to minimize difficulties for students.

Letter to the Editor: Organizations need volunteers

We know that a rich life involves finding ways to give back, and whether it’s the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, USC Dance Marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Relay for Life to support the American Cancer Society or collecting and growing food for Harvest Hope Food Bank, becoming a leader means recognizing our community’s needs and creating opportunities to give back.

Trade embargoes won't bring peace in Far East

Recent history, relations show current actions unable to stabilize North Korea China has a population of 1.3 billion, a gross domestic product of $7.3 trillion and a standing army of almost 1.6 million people.

ADHD medication trend harmful

As a nation we have always been susceptible to the latest trend. But in the case of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication, the public should rethink its overwhelming support of the drug’s mass prescription.