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Limiting smartphone and social media usage can make you happier

For a huge amount of smartphone users, specifically those with iPhones, receiving weekly screen time notifications that exemplify a percentage increase in the daily average for the past week can be a moment filled...

France’s Marie Le Pen has a lot in common with Vladimir Putin

Last week, French president Emmanuel Macron secured a second term — the first time that a French president has won re-election in 20 years. Macron’s opponent: Marie Le Pen, a Trump-like ally of Russian...

US News’ college rankings are a slap in the face to prospective students as...

High school students have endured extreme stress due to college rankings, U.S. news reports or otherwise, the demands of academic life and the college application process. But now that a light is being shone...

“Think of the Children” has become a dangerous dog whistle for regressive ideas

Out of most developed countries, Americans are often the most supportive of regressive ideas. The slew of recent bills ranging from the “Don’t Say Gay” bill to anti-Critical Race Theory legislation and beyond are...

Protesting is a constitutionally protected right, not an international one

As protestors in Russia are being arrested for speaking out against their government’s attack on Ukraine, it’s long past time to have a conversation on the right to protest. The right to protest is...

The US cannot ‘urge’ El Salvador to follow the humanitarian values it once stripped...

A month ago starting on March 25, El Salvador saw its worst violent period since its civil war ended in 1992. Over three days, 87 people were killed by whom the Salvadoran government claims...

Remote online exams should permanently replace in-person testing for everyone’s benefit

Two years after the start of the pandemic, the return to normalcy finally seems to be close at hand. As we enter week five of the spring quarter, classes are almost all in person...

College student government should work for the students, but ultimately ignores their needs

Student government election season is always obvious, as brightly colored posters are plastered up all throughout the campus. Candidates come up with snappy slogans and promise to do everything they can to make the...

A senior take on the freshman herd mentality and the perfect college experience

College can be a very polarizing time for students as stepping into a new environment is always intimidating. The “college experience” is unique in the fact that it's been painted by the mainstream media...

Assembly Bill 2847 is promising, but undocumented workers in the state of California have...

  Assembly Bill 2847, introduced by California lawmaker Eduardo Garcia, has the potential to change the lives of millions of undocumented workers in the state. The bill would ensure that undocumented workers would receive unemployment...