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Midterm opinion: Dems over the edge?

Midterm opinion: Dems over the edge?

Alex Dodos

November 3, 2018

As the gales of election season come slashing, democratic-socialist politics face a major test. Once thought to be dead in America, the movement received promising signs of life with the campaign of Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic Primary. Political organizations like the Democratic Socialists...

An optimist’s view on the resurrection of rock music

An optimist’s view on the resurrection of rock music

Alex Dodos

October 31, 2018

One fact lies dormant in the evolution of music: popular sound has gotten objectively louder, more homogenous and more repetitive than in decades past. This comes from the fastidious work of scholars at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute of the Spanish National Research Council in Barcel...

Foothill Bad Faith Podcast pilot: Mark Judge, Texas Senate Race

Foothill Bad Faith Podcast pilot: Mark Judge, Texas Senate Race

Alex Dodos

October 7, 2018

  Pause the SoundCloud and check out these clips for context: Link to video at timestamp 7:11: In Beto O'Rourke's own words #TXSenateDebate pic.twitter.com/uUzW7DSqgo — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 21, 2018   Link to video at timestamp 11:22: ...

Nadie debería ser juzgado por ser demasiado latino o no ser lo suficiente

Nadie debería ser juzgado por ser demasiado latino o no ser lo suficiente

Jimena Perez

September 20, 2018

Nadie debería ser juzgado por ser demasiado latino o no ser lo suficiente. Hay una larga historia de discriminación a través del mundo a causa de estatus social, apariencia fisica, estabilidad emocional, sexualidad, etnicidad y entre muchas otras. Hoy en dia hispanos y latinos forman la minoría étni...

A roast of the anonymous Trump critic in The New York Times

A roast of the anonymous Trump critic in The New York Times

Alex Dodos

September 15, 2018

“He engages in repetitive rants, and his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions,” was one among many contumacious lines directed at President Donald Trump in an anonymously penned New York Times op-ed from last week. The author, a self-purported senior White Ho...

Good without God?

Good without God?

Sam Bova

September 9, 2018

Is it possible to have a moral society without the notion of an all-powerful God? This is the existential question which has been grappled with by the likes of Friedrich Nietzsche, Carl Jung, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy. Many people rationalize with the idea of a divine Creator by claimin...

Are you culturally appropriating?

Are you culturally appropriating?

Becka Shuere

August 26, 2018

Cultural appropriation is a divisive topic, exacerbated by the confusion between cultural appreciation and appropriation. When is “borrowing” something appropriate or not? Exchange and appreciation between cultures is important. After all, minimizing exchanges between cultures causes people to...

The failure of the Die-In

The failure of the Die-In

Alex Dodos

June 6, 2018

The most toxic ailment currently plaguing the anti-gun movement isn’t a lack of nuance and separation from demagogues like David Hogg. The problem is how it frames the gun control debate in the first place. Let me be clear, the critique that follows isn’t motivated by some rabid need to defend the owne...

Familial DNA searches are potentially exploitative of people of color

Familial DNA searches are potentially exploitative of people of color

Sam Bova

June 3, 2018

“Familial” DNA searching is a search by law enforcement in DNA databases for genetic information which would indicate that a relative committed a crime. It is primarily used to identify suspects and exonerate the wrongly convicted. The ethical dilemma of familial DNA searches is currently under the ...

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