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Two hydrogen atoms. One oxygen atom. So intrinsically and chemically simple that it’s astounding. And yet, such a chemically simple creation is the basis for life. It is the essential thread intimately entwined with the rise and fall of civilizations, the cause for factions to war against on…

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Conservatives are often slandered as being racist, classist and misogynistic as a result of their traditional political views. While there are certainly conservatives who may display some of these traits, they are generally condemned by the mainstream conservative movement as being too extre…

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So it’s like this: many people don’t know of the silent epidemic affecting most of the U.S. population. Seen in ages as early as 10, and commonly seen in teens and young adults, the long-term effects may include depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. The widespread occurrence of this infec…

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UMass Boston plans to tear down the swimming pool and build a parking lot instead. I’m against the idea of removing the pool and never bringing it back to our campus. Although the aquatics director left a long time ago and we have never had a swim team at UMass Boston, I feel that it’s impor…

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Ah, billionaires. It is a truth universally known that billionaires are quite hated in society. They are surrounded by a society that is simultaneously sycophantic and antagonistic, drooling at their riches and glorifying their success, but openly resentful of their bank accounts. And rightl…

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I went to a Hozier concert last Wednesday evening, and amongst the glitter and roar of the crowd, “Take Me to Church” began blaring, a torpedo of intense choruses rising in volume. Hozier, while singing the chorus with an unseen depth of emotion, placed the lesbian and bisexual flags on the …

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If any political candidate wishes to obtain political office, they must present voters with specific reasons for why they should be in office. These reasons can come in the form of promising certain actions if the candidate is elected. Sometimes, these promises turn up as empty, pathetic, an…

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Frustrated. As a Democrat, I feel as if I’ve just taken a dive into a muddling ocean of hazy policies and blurry promises. 2020 brought an entire stage of Democrats that volley their positions back and forth. It was like watching a tennis match on steroids—with twenty players instead of two.…

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Religious tensions have intensified—there’s no doubt about that. Tensions reverberate in Kashmir, where the symbolic border between two religions now echoes gunshots instead of the clink of shared teas, as it did just a few decades ago. Tensions reverberate in the streets of Sri Lanka, where…

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I've got be honest. I love the guys with the “Evolution is a Lie” signs. The collective disgust that spreads through campus every time they park themselves on our quad fills me with hope. We all feel the discomfort that comes with their blatant homophobia, racism, sexism and all the other -i…

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