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18 Jan 2021
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Time to Shred the Blank Check 

In the days following 9/11, Congress voted to approve 60 words that would fuel the American war machine for years to come. The Office of the President has used these 60 words to justify drone strikes, black site detention and military occupation of other countries….

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The Coming Eco-Fascism 

For decades, the U.S. right-wing consensus on climate change has been defined by denial and motivated by loyalty to special interests. The oil and gas industries, specifically, have funneled billions into the pockets of legislators to ensure their profits are protected.  Simultaneously, since its inception…

The President is a Serial Abuser 

Content warning: This piece contains references to sexual assault. Karen Johnson, E. Jean Carroll, Alva Johnson, Ninni Laaksonen, Jessica Drake, Karena Virginia, Cathy Heller, Summer Zervos, Kristin Anderson, Samantha Holvey, Lisa Boyne, Jessica Leeds, Rachel Crooks, Mindy McGillivray, Natasha Stoynoff, Jennifer Murphey, Mariah Billado, Tasha…

Redefining Success 

In a stressful and demanding university environment, it’s every student’s goal to tap into success as quickly as possible. But it’s important for young adults to reflect on whether their proposed paths in life actually align with their passions and  interests. It has become all…

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The White Ga(y)ze 

The total number of hate crimes motivated by anti-LGBTQIA+ beliefs has risen every year since 2014. The most recent FBI report showed 15.9 percent of single-bias incidents stemmed from sexual orientation bias.  Folks in the LGBTQIA+ community are still dealing with huge amounts of prejudice, but…

Capitalist Suprem(e)acy 

Often, appropriation is an  indispensable component of art. What would Marcel Duchamp’s portfolio be without the readymades? Who would Andy Warhol be without a Campbell’s tomato soup can? The history of art is one of reception, revision and recreation. But there are instances when creative…

Stand With Hong Kong 

For the past 207 days, Hong Kong residents have protested against China’s authoritarian regime. The people of Hong Kong have called on the U.S. for assistance in reaffirming the “one country, two systems” policy. Britain gave ownership of Hong Kong to China in 1997, resulting in…

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An Analysis of the Democratic Debate 

The Candidates in Descending Polling Order Former Vice President Joe Biden Senator Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts) Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont) Mayor Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, Indiana) Senator Kamala Harris (California) Former Tech Executive Andrew Yang Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey) Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (Texas) Billionaire…

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Waiting for Water 

By Sofia Solares Five years.  That’s how long it’s been since the city of Flint, Michigan had clean, drinkable water.  Forcing people to use water bottles just to take a shower or cook is inhumane. Thousands of Flint residents have been living without a basic…

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