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    Editorial: Can’t stop the music

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    Some things shouldn’t be over-regulated. What if the board of trustees banned music? Not just loud music—that's already a nuisance to anyone who isn't listening. What if no devices that could make music were allowed on campus, period—no boom boxes, no radios, not even a handheld MP3 player.
     

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    Tiara Green: We need to balance life with living

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    It has taken me some time to realize that I can’t keep putting life on hold in order to continue my education. It is something that I will work hard for, that I want for myself, but not something I should allow myself to use as a way to continue living inside myself. I love the woman I am, and the balance being alone creates for my vibe, but I can no longer use this as a way to avoid relationships with people. I have to be more deliberate in my presence; it ultimately leads to me being deliberate in who I am.
     

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    Hassan Saleh: Medicare’s flawed reimbursement structure

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    Earlier this month, Medicare, for the first time in its nearly 50-year existence, released comprehensive data on the compensation paid out to health care providers in 2012. The data has shown that nearly 2 percent of providers accounted for about a quarter of Medicare’s non-commercial payments — small clinics and family doctors. That quarter figure translates into $15.1 billion, enough to fund the city of Toledo’s 2014 proposed budget 61 times. While these numbers may seem staggering, there are many misconceptions that people can draw from this data. A superficial look at the data suggests doctors are using Medicare as a source of personal gain.

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    Ron Johns: It’s time to support your political beliefs

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    The semesters I have been writing at the Independent Collegian have been long, but definitely a joyous experience. I graduate this year so I will not be back to write for the IC anymore; however, I am sure other students will step up on campus and keep spreading the word.
     

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    Editorial: No golden parachutes, please

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    Creating a brand-new job for a departing president raises too many questions. 

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    Danielle Gamble: Spineless in student senate

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    It is rare that I am angered to the point that I become literally sick to my stomach. But it happened yesterday, April 15, at Student Government while senate debated if they should pass a resolution supporting marriage equality.
     

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