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Living in Real-Life: A look into the persepctives of being a relational being in a technological era.

      We live in a strange paradox between two worlds, a digital one and a real one. Sometimes, however, it can be far too easy to lose ourselves in one world. The digital world is easier – there’s no pressure to say the right thing on the spot, […]

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Advocates for Change: Inside the perspective of youth social activism.

      My name is Jordan Williams-Crenshaw. I am a third year Political Science student with a specialization in Public Policy. Since winter break, I’ve been associated with Young Democratic Socialists of America, a political organization specializing in youth social activism.       In general, the YDSA is […]

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On Affirmations: How to love yourself and others.

      Many of us have a tendency to talk down to ourselves. Recently, I have caught myself saying “I’m so stupid” and “I hate myself” time and time again. It is quite common for people our age to say these things in a joking manner; self-deprecation is cool […]

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Inside Venezuela’s Humanitarian Crisis: The US government enters the Venezuelan economy after celebrating their recognition of Juan Guaidó as the acting president.

      Over the past few years, Venezuela has been facing serious economic issues, leading another country leader to declare himself president.       Nicolás Maduro, the current President of Venezuela, was elected after the passing of former president, Hugo Chávez, who mentored Maduro back in 2013. In […]

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A New Congress: A look into the diversity in politics 100 years after the 19th Amendment

      Since the 116th Congress was sworn in this Jan., there has been a lot of talk about a woman wearing big hoop earrings and red lipstick waltzing around D.C. like she owns the place. Who is this woman and what is she doing on the Congress floor? […]

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Existentialism and D&D

       In the 1980’s the tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons was at the then height of its popularity, and since then has maintained a significant place pop culture. The game itself is notable in its own right, but what brought national attention to the game was a controversy […]

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“Deep Fake” News: Where is truth when we cannot trust our own eyes?

      There have been a few stories circling on CNN and other major news sites surrounding a phenomenon now known as “deep fake.” In a world of #fakenews that cannot be good to hear. Now, don’t panic, but also take heed. Propaganda is nothing new, but as technology […]

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Is Technology, Creating or Breaking Silence?

      Sitting in the Jammin Java, it is easy to notice how much technology has taken over our lives. Students can be seen sitting at tables typing their assignments on laptops, scrolling through social media feeds on their phones, and ordering a sandwich from the newer kiosk in […]

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Automation: As machines and systems do more and more of the work, how will we adapt to that reality?

      On a global scale jobs are becoming increasingly outsourced to developing countries for their cheap labor, and while there is absolutely a conversation to be had on the humanitarian issue of exploitation, I’d like to focus on jobs themselves. More specifically, how technological leaps and automation have […]

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An Unconventional State of The Union

      On Tuesday, Feb. 5th, nearly 47 million people tuned in to watch President Trump give his third State of the Union address. A general feeling of dismay in our government and especially our President has been popular (even more than normal) as of late. However, I think […]