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Monday April 15th

Madeline Weir

Rappers produce songs with lyrics lacking substance, whereas MCs such as Kendrick Lamar produce more complex content. (Photo courtesy of Flickr / Jon Elbaz, June 7, 2012)

OPINION: Too many rappers, not enough MCs

Speaking through songs reaches countless people. After all, everyone listens to music. Songs promote ideas, and ideas promote change. Gen-Z cares more about change than any other living generation, and famous artists miss the opportunity to communicate relative and valuable information.

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RateMyProfessors is a website consisting of reviews written by students, about their professors. (Photo by Kate Zydor / Opinions Editor)

OPINION: RateMyProfessors reviews should be taken with a grain of salt

“Oh, I checked their RateMyProfessors and it was horrible — don’t take a class with them,” is a sentence frequently heard on college campuses around the country. A website that lets students speak candidly about their experiences with professors seems like a useful tool, and a lot of students swear by the platform. While there are definite positives that come from RateMyProfessors, there are downsides that need to be addressed.

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