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Term Limits Abolished in China

Having arrived at the end of his first of two five-year terms as Chinese president, Xi Jinping and the chinese government have moved to alter the constitution to allow him to stay in power. The change will not only abolish term limits for the office but it will also add […]

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A “Rocket Man” and a “Rogue” Walk into a Bar: Thoughts on Trump’s Meeting with Kim Jong-un

March 8, President Donald Trump agreed to meet with Kim Jong-un in person and discuss nuclear weapons. The meeting is intended to result in the removal of nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula. A meeting between Trump and Jong-un would be the first meeting between a sitting U.S. president and […]

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The Problem With Amazon

Over the past year, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been planning to build a second headquarters in a domestic city in the U.S. This building will be dubbed HQ2 and comes at an interesting time. Large corporations are trying to take advantage of the lower taxes and regulations under the […]

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Teachers Strike in West Virginia

I am all too familiar with the struggle that teachers face. Many people fail to realize that these individuals are nurturing the future generations. These individuals not only see students everyday and teach, but they become mentors. They not only teach students, but they manage most of the events and extracurriculars […]

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The Women of The Bible: Inspiration from Biblical Women

As a woman, and as a woman growing up in the Catholic Church, I have always struggled with my faith. Even as I got older and I finished some of the sacraments such as communion and confirmation, I always looked up to the women in my life more than than […]

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Giving Yourself a Break: Taking a Gap Year in College

Gap years are becoming increasingly popular among soon-to-be college students and current college students alike. There are numerous benefits to taking a year away from the academic grind and taking time to travel, volunteer, work, or simply figure life out. The term “gap year” is an incredibly broad term that […]

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The Need for Conversation: In The Aftermath of Mass Shootings

On Feb. 14, an armed teenager entered the halls of the Parkland, Florida high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and opened fire– killing 17 teachers and students. This shooting not only sparked the advocacy of school safety, but it also fueled a gun control debate with the use of social media. […]

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Being a Better Electorate: On The Trend of Celebrity Candidates

Recently, #Oprah2020 was trending across the social media landscape. The aforementioned hashtag refers to the possible United States presidential run by famous TV talk show host and billionaire Oprah Winfrey. A few years ago, the idea that someone who has made their career out of self-help advice and working in […]

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Justin Timberlake’s Tribute To Prince: A Self-serving performance

While Justin Timberlake put on an energetic Super Bowl Halftime Show, the public’s reaction was certainly mixed. Leading up to the show, rumors whirled that JT planned on using a hologram of Prince in a tribute to the epic singer. Prince’s fans spoke out against the use of a hologram […]

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Reflections on President Trump’s First State of The Union Address

On Jan. 30, 2018, a few weeks ago, President Donald Trump gave his first state of the union address. The state of the union address, given annually by the president to a joint session of congress, is as old as the country itself. Outlined in article II, section 3 of […]