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Monday, January 27, 2020

The joke is on us: cancel culture does society more harm than good

Not a month went by in 2018 in which the words “cancel culture” weren’t brought up in some capacity. The term refers to a widespread internet phenomenon involving the exposure and boycott of a...

Voting in this election is the only way to bring about actual change

If you’ve already picked your preferred presidential candidate, congratulations; I won’t try to persuade you one way or another. However, if you have decided to not vote this year because both of the likely...

First place

Grassroots progressive politics, not endless compromise, is the only path towards total victory against...

Andy Li is a first-year pre-business major In a recent editorial titled “What we need and don’t need from progressives in the age of Trump,” the Highlander Editorial Board argued that the insurgent, left-wing movement...

Public health issue: Food trucks

Food trucks are a growing commodity in metropolitan cities and they service a lot of people. While individuals appreciate food trucks for being affordable and accessible, there is a growing problem of health safety...

Metaphors in biological scientific literature are being used to reinforce societal perceptions of gender

Juniors in highschool may recall watching a video about the egg and the sperm as part of a sex education course. Students would watch uncomfortably as the sperm “raced” to the egg — a...

Don’t feed the trolls by the Bell Tower

Last week, a noteworthy sight on campus was a group of religious extremists armed with signs at the Bell Tower vehemently condemning homosexuality, abortion and even yoga pants as sins. Most students usually ignored...

Are apps here to stay?

The allure of smartphones comes down to one factor: convenience. Thanks to mobile applications, we are able to achieve more in less time. The appeal of smartphones in their infancy centered around people being...

Magic mushroom medicine: a potential new method for treating depression and addiction

Denver recently passed legislation decriminalizing psilocybin mushrooms and the rest of the United States might do well to follow the Coloradoan city’s example. It isn’t surprising Denver voted to decriminalize the substance, seeing as...