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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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 importance of understanding climate change’s evil twin: ocean acidification

The ocean absorbs about 30% of airborne carbon dioxide which results in a reduction in airborne carbon. This sounds good in theory, but it has a drawback; the oceans are becoming more acidic at...

Cloudy judgment: Trump’s vaping ban is destined to fail

In the wake of six deaths and hundreds of hospitalizations related to consumption of vaping products, President Donald Trump announced a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes on Sept. 11. Trump has instructed the Food...

Pluralism is the answer to political violence in the Trump era

Political violence in this country is on the rise and the U.S. is in a time of great political extremism. Average American voters on both sides of the political spectrum are taking to the...

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...

The way California funds public education needs to change

The way California funds public education leaves much to be desired. The state has created a system that perpetuates class divides by favoring the rich and neglecting the poor. In the wake of massive...

Partisanship matters in impeachment

There have been three publicized instances of impeachment proceedings against sitting American presidents: those of Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. While the House of Representatives voted to impeach Johnson and Clinton, the...

Boris Blocked: Parliament should continue to stop Johnson’s efforts for a no-deal Brexit.

In 2016 the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union by a slim margin in a movement called “Brexit.” Three years have passed since the referendum and still no Brexit. Since the original...

The Amazon fires must be approached with both haste and caution

August saw social media lit up with discussion of the Amazon rainforest fires, and one month later those same fires are still burning bright. 80,000 rainforest fires have started in the region since the...

China-US Trade War: A Clash of Cultures

Trade representatives from the U.S. and China faced off in Washington on Thursday, two months after the leaders of the two countries agreed to resume trade talks during the G20 summit. So far, President...