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Democratic Debates

Serena Mao Over the past few weeks, America has been caught in the whirlwind we know as the 2020 democratic presidential debates. With four nights over a total of two rounds already completed, the world has seen the presidential candidates’ policies, values, …

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How to Argue

Everyone gets into arguments at some point in their lives: it’s impossible for one to interact with others without once disagreeing. And although these arguments can be professional or petty, it’s the ones that are the most personal and close to our …

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Structural Advantage

Success always seems to be trailing right behind the ones with the money. In numerous fields and events, coming from a relatively wealthy background can provide a significant head start. Some activities are intrinsically elitist––for instance, you can only code if you …

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The Rise of White Nationalism

Serena Mao Mass shootings in the US just seem to keep coming. Recently, the second mass shooting occurred in El Paso, Texas. And after we tend to those affected by this massacre, we must take a step back and consider the intent …

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Propaganda

Recently, I embarked on a research project regarding China and its economic policy. I needed to discover and describe the intentions and end results of China’s foreign trade and investment ventures. But before we were sent to Google at our heart’s delight, …

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ICE Detention Centers

Within the past few months, the internet has been overflowing with lurid stories and jaw-dropping accounts of the conditions in immigrant detention centers. These areas of confinement lack access to materials necessary to maintain basic hygiene and the atmosphere is excruciatingly uncomfortable. …

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Casting Diversity

After facing backlash for playing traditionally Asian character Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In The Shell and being initially cast as Dante “Tex” Gill, a trans gangster, Scarlett Johansson has apologized for taking the role of characters in which she did not …

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Equal Pay

The US women’s soccer team just won the World Cup–––again. Little girls everywhere look up to the team, with players like Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe acting as the idols of aspiring soccer players everywhere. Their fiery spirits and perseverance has brought …

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The Shooting of Botham Jean

Ryane Li Police Officer Amber Guyger shot Botham Jean in his own apartment. After the event, she was unable to explain her actions and said that she had mistakenly entered the wrong apartment and thought it was an intruder that had entered …

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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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