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Was Joe Biden’s Debate Strategy Effective?

October 30, 2020

With the first presidential debate of 2020 looming, I knew I had to watch it. Donald Trump has never been the most mature businessman (as we can tell from his four years in office), and his immaturity...

Mulan (2020) — Live-Action Adaptation of a Disney Favorite Raises Questions About Cultural Representation in Hollywood

Mulan (2020) -- Live-Action Adaptation of a Disney Favorite Raises Questions About Cultural Representation in Hollywood
October 2, 2020

The announcement of the release of the new live-action film, Mulan, was met with a wave of controversy. This movie was to be a live depiction of the family favorite Disney animation Mulan (1998), and was...

The Least Among Us–Why None Of Us Are Safe Until All Of Us Are

The Least Among Us--Why None Of Us Are Safe Until All Of Us Are
September 30, 2020

I'm sure you're sick of hearing about the coronavirus. I know I am. This pandemic has impacted us all, through our jobs, our education, our relationships, and even our perceptions of the world. The issue...

What is the Real Cost of Being a College Athlete?

What is the Real Cost of Being a College Athlete?
January 31, 2020

Many high school students dream of being on a sports team in college. The expectation is not the reality…  The expectation leads these pro-sport hopefuls to believe they will be showered with athletic...

Uyghurs . . . a Forgotten People

Uyghurs . . . a Forgotten People
November 19, 2019

Uyghurs are a minority Turkic ethnic group in China predominantly centralized in Xinjiang province, bordering Russia, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Kyrgyzstan. In 2014, the world was exposed to...

Felicity Huffman’s Sentencing Causes Controversy

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 13: Felicity Huffman, right, and her husband, William H. Macy, walk out of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston, MA on Sept. 13, 2019. Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison and community service for her role in the college admissions scandal. (Photo by Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
November 5, 2019

Controversy regarding the heavily-covered college admissions scandal has provoked questioning of the U.S legal system. Multiple celebrities, including Full House’s Lori Loughlin and Desperate Housewife’s...

Stress Management

Stress Management
October 9, 2019

Have you ever been stressed with a ton of school work, extracurricular and social activities, and other commitments? According to the Mental Health Foundation, over 70 percent of people have felt so overwhelmed...

What Can We Learn From the History of the War on Drugs?

What Can We Learn From the History of the War on Drugs?
May 1, 2019

Numerous drugs, including cannabis, opium, coca, and psychedelics that are today classified as illegal were actually in popular use for thousands of years as medicinal and spiritual aids. The decision...

Is Our Democracy Deteriorating?

Is Our Democracy Deteriorating?
February 27, 2019

     2016, a year to remember. America fought and lived through a ruthless presidential election full of convictions, illegal emails, and offensive recordings. But for many, waking up on that gloomy...

Should NCAA Athletes Be Paid?

Should NCAA Athletes Be Paid?
January 11, 2019

An NCAA Division 1 football player spends 50 to 60 hours a week practicing, until the season starts and it “eases” to 40 to 50 hours a week once the season, and classes, begin. College athletes spend...

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