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When To Give Up

By Serena Mao You’ve finished nearly all of your Chipotle meal––sitting there slumped in your chair, fork dangling from a few tired fingers, stomach seemingly twice as large than it was half an hour earlier. “I can’t finish this,” you mumble. “Eat …

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An Unavoidable Bias

By Serena Mao Sitting bewildered in my sixth grade class, my jaw dropped wide open as I viewed the events before me unfold. As part of our health unit, we were studying physical appearance and the resulting effects of bias––what is called …

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Do You Want A Trophy?

By John Han Duan The famous words, “There are no points for second place” from Top Gun exemplifies the strict mindset that only the most elite receive trophies (Grossman 2012). In my opinion, this is a great way of promoting self improvement …

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The Gun Control Debate

By Vincent Huang After the tragic incident that occurred in Parkland, Florida, many people, as well as the federal government, reignited the gun control debate. There are many pros and cons for tighter gun control. One point that supports more stringent gun …

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Voluntourism: More Harm Than Good

By Serena Mao A whopping 1.6 million voluntourists––tourists volunteering on vacation––visit a wide range of countries annually. Whether they aspire to act as a role model for lonely orphans, repaint the interior of dusty schoolhouses, or construct homes from the ground up …

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Grade Inflation

By Kevin Bryan Getting the coveted A in school is viewed as an achievement, but it seems as though getting straight A’s is becoming increasingly common. When applying to top tier colleges, having a 4.0 is often essential to even enter the …

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Find the Work You Like, or Like the Work You Find

Wan Shui, based on Memory of Kazuo Inamori Nowadays, it’s not uncommon that many young people complain about their work.   They feel they suffer every day and aspire to find the work they like.    This sounds very attractive, but how likely they’d …

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Bitcoin – Future Currency for Payment?

By Kevin Yang Bitcoin is no doubt one of the biggest hypes in 2017. According to bitcoin.com, bitcoin price increased from $1,011 in Jan 2017 to $19,191 in Dec 2017, a jaw-dropping jump of 1800% in just one year! Keep in mind, …

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Debate on Gun Control

By Vincent Huang After the tragic incident that occured in Parkland, Florida, many people, as well as the federal government, reignited the gun control debate. There are many pros and cons for tighter gun control. One point made to support the gun …

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The Impact Of DACA

By Megan Tjandrasuwita   With the Congressional leaders coming to an agreement on February 7, 2018 regarding the federal government’s budget and the government shutdown ending soon after, there is still much discussion on immigration policies. Notably, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood …

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