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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 […]

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Defending SpaceX

On February 6, American tech industry star Elon Musk saw his dream, and the countless employees at SpaceX dream become a reality. The Falcon Heavy test launch was successful. This launch was historic for many reasons. It is a huge leap forward for space travel, as the primary innovation developed […]

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Women At The Grammys

The only woman who won a televised Grammy award was Alessia Cara for Best New Artist, and even then, only ten more women won awards out of the 86 given, Which sparked an online conversation about the under representation of women within the famous music awards show. When the Grammys […]

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Justice and The nassar Case

I have all sorts of opinions on philosophy of law, on justice, on Christian ethics. But when I began researching to write this op-ed on the sentencing of Larry Nassar, it quickly became apparently to me that what was necessary to say ought not come from me at all. More than […]

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Majors, Minors, Work, Clubs and How it’s Possible To Do it All

      You are always doing stuff. That was the subject of an email my advisor sent me a few weeks ago. While she meant it in response to a few things that I had done to help out around the chemistry department, I hate to admit that it […]

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A Transfer Student’s Story

       I started college later than most people my age had. Whereas most at nineteen were in their second year of classes, I was just starting. It made things a bit harder, especially since I wasn’t fully happy with the school I was  attending. Finances made it difficult for […]

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Showdown Over Shutdown

      Oh no not again! If you have been paying close attention to the media the last few days, you’ll have noticed the  decision to shutdown the government until an agreement is reached. On Monday Jan. 22, 2018 the Democrats voted to reopen the government, and President Trump […]