Author: Lenora Kirkland

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The Future of TikTok

By: Lenora Kirkland Since its creation in 2016, TikTok has become an all too familiar presence in our lives, lingering in our every waking moment, from our bustling social lives to our quietest solitary moments. Being such an essential part of modern-day life, it comes as no surprise that global […]

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Daylight Savings Time: A brief glimpse into whether or not Daylight Savings will become permanent

By: Lenora Kirkland On March 12 of this year, Americans reset their clocks as daylight savings time begins once again. The change has sparked significant controversy across the United States, most notably amongst scientists and politicians who can’t quite seem to agree about the long term implications of the time […]

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Chinese Spy Balloon Sighting: A Chinese spy balloon was spotted across the United States

By: Lenora Kirkland On Feb. 1, just before a critical diplomatic meeting between U.S. representative Antony J. Blinken and Chinese president Xi Jinping, a Chinese spy balloon was spotted hovering over American airspace.  The balloon was first identified flying over Montana, moving east to where it was eventually shot down […]

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Ukrainian War Continues: A brief look at the war in Ukraine

By: Lenora Kirkland As the war in Ukraine persists, international support continues to rise as citizens of the world join the Ukrainian people in mourning the devastating effects of this year-long conflict. Despite daunting circumstances Ukrainians continue to fight against Russian advancements, exhibiting resilience that has been globally recognized and […]

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Laos and the Cold War Legacy: The country of Laos continues to combat the aftermath of cold war conflict

By: Lenora Kirkland Laos is a small country in Southeast Asia, home to a population of just 7.4 million people. It’s also the most bombed country, per capita, in world history.  The Cold War brought about numerous conflicts abroad, as the United States and its allies rallied around fierce anti-communist […]

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First Grader Shoots Teacher: A glimpse into the unusual case of a six-year-old bringing and wielding a gun on school grounds.

By: Lenora Kirkland On Jan. 6, 2023, another school shooting made national headlines, only this time, the perpetrator was a six-year-old boy. The incident occurred in a first-grade classroom at Richneck Elementary School located in Newport News, Virginia.  The student in question found the weapon in his home, brought it […]


Voting: It is a right and not a privilege

By: Lenora Kirkland As citizens, the act of voting is what solidifies our representative democracy, giving the government the electoral mandate it needs to be a legitimate power.  Whether or not you have the money or resources to join a political campaign, or fund a politician you believe in, voting […]

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Supreme Court Hears Affirmative Action Case: A glimpse into the future of affirmative action in university admissions

By: Lenora Kirkland This past month the Supreme Court heard two cases regarding the use of affirmative action in college admissions. The first of the two hearings involved a close look at Harvard University’s race-conscious admissions process. Eight of the nine Supreme Court Justices were involved in the oral arguments […]