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What does it take to be wealthy?

Ryane Li How much really is enough to make you feel wealthy? Charles Schwab once said that a net worth of around $2.27 million would be enough to make a person feel wealthy. Most people see being rich as being financially independent …

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Adversity Score

Karena Zhang Recently, the College Board announced the implementation of an additional piece of information sent to colleges along with students’ SAT scores: a number from 1 to 100 they dub the “Overall Disadvantage Level.” The media, however, has quickly adopted the …

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First, a Tragedy

Serena Mao We hear it in the news all the time: a thousand people dead. A couple dozen shot. Millions of lives lost in conflict. Deaths and other horrifying events occur all the time: from shootings, to wars, to poverty. But what …

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Is technology good for us?

By Erick Moises Xu Li We live in a world filled with technology. However, if we tried, we could live without technology. So why do we love it so much? We love technology because it makes our lives easier, but that doesn’t …

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Evidence Based Prosecution

Serena Mao It seems logical enough: that in cases of domestic violence, the victim that brought the case to court would testify against the perpetrator. However, the New York Times finds that 70% of the time, the victims retract their statements, often …

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Notre Dame Will Not Save Us

Owen Xu Li The Notre Dame Cathedral burnt down on April the 15th, shocking the entire world. After the Notre Dame caught fire, wealthy companies and individuals immediately started giving money for the reconstruction of this cultural place, and in less than …

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Gender Inequality

Serena Mao In our day and time, it can be comforting to know that we have advanced far in the realm of gender equality. Society has given women equal rights and has pushed for equality in matters such as pay and employment, …

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The Need to Uncover Medical Bills

By Alisa Zhou From simple routine checkups to complex surgeries, it is all too common to receive a hefty bill in your mailbox. The complicated medical expense system has increasingly lead to patients paying unjustly inflated medical bills. With an obscure medical …

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Motivation

Serena Mao Whether they be social, political, environmental, or anything in between, the world is full of problems that are begging for a solution. These issues can be big or small: finding new desks for a school in a rural town, researching …

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The Democratic Nomination

Serena Mao With the 2020 election on the horizon, candidates all across the board have been running strong campaigns for the position of president. This year marks one of the most diverse candidate pool in history, with racial diversity, candidates of different …

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