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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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The U.S. is an imperialist country. There, I said it. Controversial opinion, I know. And on a nation that was founded on the premise of freedom from the grips of an oppressive government, I find the imperialist tendencies of the United States hypocritical. 

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I’ve often found that the polarizing point of disagreement between the left and the right is each political ideology’s separate understandings of human rights. As someone who (if it wasn’t obvious yet) identifies strongly with the far-left end of the political spectrum, I envision data secur…

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In history classes, we are often taught about atrocious genocides that have occurred all over the world. The Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust are such examples. A genocide is defined as, “the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or n…

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The abortion debate is messy and has been going on for decades. A lot of people view it as black-and-white, but that’s not the reality. With people existing who are morally pro-life, but politically pro-choice, people who support all abortions except for late-term, people who only support ab…

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Many of you have probably heard about the recent bans on plastic straws. The bans came after a lot of social campaigning for people to stop using the “unnecessary” plastic, which can become pollution in the ocean. Photos of people switching to trendy metal straws have been the fad in recent months.

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Recent political movements have been fueled by increased civic engagement by Americans. Previously, political discourse was fueled by special interest groups, led by adults, however, with the arrival and steady increase of the “March For Our Lives” movement, following the Parkland school sho…

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