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OPINION: We need to deal with death

OPINION: We need to deal with death

By Jay Berghuis

February 28, 2019

The average funeral cost in 2017 was $7,360, and the funeral industry itself is worth roughly $16 billion, according to the National Funeral Directors Association. These numbers have been increasing for dec...

‘ Israeli / Palestinian Conflict ’ section reinstated

By Associate Editor

April 7, 2014

The second section of adjunct professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict” course has been reinstated after an American Association of University Professors report concluded the college violated Chehade’s academic freedom. However, the college disputes the report’s findings and denies the class was reinstated in response to the report. Prompting a petition that led to the March 25 AAUP investiga...

Suicide epidemic reaches new apex

By Brandon Smith

October 15, 2012

Suicide has surpassed motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of injury deaths, according to a West Virginia University study published online Sept. 20 by the American Journal of Public Health.Using data from the National Center for Health Statistics, the study found that suicide mortality rates had increased 15 percent from 2000 to 2009, while unintentional motor vehicle accident mortality rates decreased 25 percent....

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