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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.

Women should have more roles in government

While women make up about 51 percent of the U.S. population, they hold only 14 percent of government positions. This statistic provides just a glimpse at how unbalanced the gender division is in America’s government and culture.

Tesla proves green businesses can be profitable

The stigma against mixing business with environmentally friendly practices may finally be grounded. Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley–based company that exclusively manufactures and sells electric cars and electric vehicle powertrain components, announced a first-quarter profit, raising the price of the iconoclastic luxury electric car maker’s shares by a solid 16 percent.

Letter to the Editor: State must revamp sex education

Our state’s reproductive health education is not meeting the standards it set in 1988 when it passed the Comprehensive Health Education Act (CHEA). The proposed Healthy Youth Amendment, H.3435, would bring x up to date, providing our states’ students with a comprehensive sex education — something supported by 84 percent of South Carolinians.

Use of death penalty inherently risky

Last year, the Aurora, Colo., massacre shook the nation when 12 people were killed and 58 were wounded at a midnight cinema screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” The suspect, James Holmes, is still in the process of court hearings in this horrific case that has drawn national attention.

$150 million for Guantanamo Bay unjustifiable

Last Thursday, the Department of Defense requested $150 million from Congress to fund construction of a new prison building at Guantanamo Bay and make renovations to existing buildings. This request is very concerning in many ways.

Same-sex marriage a matter of law

I’m sure most of you are aware that the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing two cases having to deal with gay marriage this week — one against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the other against California’s Proposition 8 (which overturned a State Supreme Court decision allowing same sex marriage).