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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Racial bias in the Rodney Reed case underscores why the death penalty shouldn’t exist

On Wednesday, Nov 20, an innocent man will be killed. When Stacey Stiles’ body was found in Texas, police initially suspected her fiance, former police officer Jimmy Fennell, who has a history of violence...

Coming to terms with social media addiction

One item that everyone has on them at all times is their phones. Cell phones have become society’s source for not only communication but information and entertainment. This issue is so prevalent that many...

Weak regulation means that the chemical contamination in California’s water supply will not be...

California is facing a huge crisis with its chemical contamination in the water supply. This crisis is not something that just occurred overnight; it started years ago. Chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances...

Marvel movies are not cinema, they’re business

Last month, acclaimed film director Martin Scorsese likened the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to the movie equivalent of a theme park and immediately afterward, several news sites scrambled to publish statements regarding his quote....

Identity politics can lead voters astray

Diversity is important, but one must not simplify people to one aspect of their identity. Characteristics a person does not choose for themself should not define an individual.  A person has the right 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,...

Why America needs safe injection sites

The opioid epidemic, which many consider the worst public health crisis in decades, has ravaged the country and left behind the bodies of tens of thousands of Americans. In 2017 alone, more than 70,200...

Voting is not a privilege: America must expand the vote to become a...

The United States has a long history of denying its citizens the right to vote. Every group in America has at one point or another been disenfranchised. Poor whites did not get the right...

Brown and beautiful: the color-based beauty standards of Asian culture are grossly outdated

Equating skin color to power, success and beauty has been a continuous issue for many cultures. However, while most other cultures have been able to move with the times and find other traits to...

The United States should cut their losses and end the trade war with China

During the past few years, the two biggest economic powers, the United States and China, have experienced increasing tensions with each other due to tariffs and taxes. The past year has  contributed to those...