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

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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

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Alex Dodos

September 14, 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?

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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?

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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

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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

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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 ...

America is letting the Royal Wedding overshadow a massacre

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Nick Zoll

May 24, 2018

On Friday, May 18, yet another chapter was written in the seemingly-ceaseless nightmare that has ravaged America. At Santa Fe High School in Texas, 10 people were killed in what was the latest school shooting in the country. The following day, Prince Harry and now-princess Meghan Markle were married in Engl...

Virginity is an overly romanticised societal construct

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Chloe Hilles

May 21, 2018

  We are taught the concept of virginity in all different places of life. In school, health education teaches that a virgin is described as someone who has never had sex. In some religious context, we are taught to remain virgins until marriage in order to purify the wedlock. By our parents, we are...

Nuclear energy is not a thing of the past

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Noah Hilles

May 20, 2018

A classical example of industries that poison the environment invokes thoughts of cement buildings and immense, billowing clouds of pollution. But, this circumstance is not an absolute. Nuclear power also fits the description, but its environmental impacts are completely different. Nuclear power...

Kanye West “Imagine(s)” John Lennon’s utopia

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Riley Bangs

May 20, 2018

On Dec. 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed outside of a Dakota apartment building in New York City. The killer stated that he committed the act merely for attention. The killer shall remain nameless. On May 1, 2018, a pair of interviews with Kanye West surfaced on the internet; one with radio personali...

What will thaw Cuba from the Cold War?

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William Flannery

May 17, 2018

For the first time since the revolution of 1959, Cuba is no longer helmed by a Castro. Rather, the title of president has shifted to the newly elected President Miguel Diaz-Canel. This sounds promising, but a new brand name doesn’t necessarily mean a change in the product. We often overlook Cuba...

Beware of Saudi Arabia

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Alex Dodos

May 13, 2018

America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia is out of control. By slapping down a proposal that would have forced a vote to withdraw U.S. support for Saudi Arabia, Congress made clear its goal to combat Iran’s interests in Yemen at all costs—even if it means ignoring the inevitable moral conundrums that arise when...

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