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Friday, October 30, 2020

Lessons from the Daily Northwestern: good journalists exercise empathy while covering the full story

Earlier this November, the Daily Northwestern, a student newspaper in Illinois, issued an apology in response to public outrage regarding a recent article of theirs that covered a protest on their school campus. The...

The US Supreme Court must rule against Trump’s decision to end DACA

The Trump administration has long been fighting to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), a program that protects over 700,000 young immigrants from the threat of deportation. This would put those...

California’s Assembly Bill 5 will need revision if state lawmakers truly hope to improve...

Supporters of the rideshare industry gathered in Sacramento last month to advocate for a ballot measure that would seriously revise parts of California Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), a contentious bill that seeks to...

It’s high time cannabis received the in-depth research attention it deserves

The Lancet psychiatry released a meta-analysis this past October that examines the use of cannabinoids and their effect on mental health by reviewing academic research published between Jan. 1, 1980 to April 30, 2018,...

The California wildfires will continue to rage on as long as climate change...

The wind blows and the California wildfires continue to spread across the state like a crackling fever. Most Californians are well acquainted with the common brush fire, but the past couple of years have...

Choosing morality over convenience: consumers cannot be allowed to forget that corporations aren’t looking...

Amazon customers have had reason to rejoice as of late. Whereas up until very recently the company required Prime members to spend at least $25 when purchasing small items in order to qualify for...

Singapore’s fake news law has free speech activists worried, but only time will tell...

Free speech advocates in Singapore had quite a scare this month over the country’s newly established “fake news” law. The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act came into effect Oct. 2, and, to...

The Supreme Court‘s efforts to dismantle Roe v. Wade are slow but the process...

Amongst the many liberties the U.S. constitution promises its citizens, personal autonomy is perhaps chiefest amongst them. It stands to reason, then, that nobody should have the power to decide what one does with...

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...

The media must not forget the Hong Kong protestors

The streets of Hong Kong swell with the rage of angry protestors, and that rage doesn’t seem any closer to pacification than it was back when the protests started this past June. Said protestors...