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Generation Z is More Than We Believe Them to Be: Inside an argument for a generation that has impacted the world.

      Every generation believes theirs is the best. From music to fashion to social issues, almost every group feels that theirs is superior, and in some instances, they are not totally wrong. Some would say that the 90s were excellent politically, or that the 70s had the best […]

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Enforcing Abstinence Detracts from the Christian Message

      Sex is often seen as a bad word and an even worse sin. Purity culture has taught us for decades that submitting to sins of the flesh in the form of sexuality before marriage is a sin which God warns Christians against throughout the Bible.     […]

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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 […]