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Opposing Viewpoints: TV vs. Movies

Opposing Viewpoints: TV vs. Movies

TV shows versus movies have been a longstanding debate among film-watchers and show connoisseurs. With the rise of shows like Squid Game and movies like Avengers Infinity War, which is better: shows or movies?
Sean Lee and Roanna Pham, Staff Writer October 19, 2021
TV shows versus movies have been a longstanding debate among film-watchers and show connoisseurs. With the rise of shows like Squid Game and movies like Avengers Infinity War, which is better: shows or movies?
Publicity over Passion

Publicity over Passion

With the rise of internet, celebrity culture, and auto tune, musicians are forced to be more uniform in their sound. This contrasts with artists who defy this norm and show passion in their music.
Monica Scott, Staff Writer October 18, 2021
With the rise of internet, celebrity culture, and auto tune, musicians are forced to be more uniform in their sound. This contrasts with artists who defy this norm and show passion in their music.
The Negatives of Merit Pay

The Negatives of Merit Pay

Though, in theory, merit pay sounds like a good idea, it can cause harm to productivity and performance within the work environment.
Jonathan Yu, Staff Writer October 18, 2021
Though, in theory, merit pay sounds like a good idea, it can cause harm to productivity and performance within the work environment.
Hot Take: Pineapple on Pizza is NOT It

Hot Take: Pineapple on Pizza is NOT It

Pineapple does not belong on pizza and diminishes one's eating experience.
Chidubem Nwosu , Staff Writer October 18, 2021
Pineapple does not belong on pizza and diminishes one's eating experience.
Memorize! Memorize! Memorize!

Memorize! Memorize! Memorize!

Modern-day schools focus too much on memorization and test scores, causing students to learn only the surface-level information, cheat, and have lower self-esteem.
Aarati Biju, Staff Writer October 18, 2021
Modern-day schools focus too much on memorization and test scores, causing students to learn only the surface-level information, cheat, and have lower self-esteem.
The Unreliability of Eyewitness Testimony

The Unreliability of Eyewitness Testimony

Eyewitness testimony has been a staple of the court system, but since memory itself is unreliable, it imprisons the wrong people, changing the lives of innocents.
Kori Zacher, Staff Writer October 18, 2021
Eyewitness testimony has been a staple of the court system, but since memory itself is unreliable, it imprisons the wrong people, changing the lives of innocents.
The Myth of the Forever War

The Myth of the Forever War

Despite the name, a forever war can end with the right strategy and a lack of deadlines. Not doing so can have disastrous consequences and a lot to clean up.
Alexander Richter, Staff Writer October 18, 2021
Despite the name, a forever war can end with the right strategy and a lack of deadlines. Not doing so can have disastrous consequences and a lot to clean up.
Come Back to the Future

Come Back to the Future

Literature surrounding doomsday tech is a whisper from the skittish past, and one we would all benefit from ignoring.
Priyanka Joshi May 11, 2021
Literature surrounding doomsday tech is a whisper from the skittish past, and one we would all benefit from ignoring.
Global Superpower (Minus Power)

Global Superpower (Minus Power)

The use of sanctions to penalize other countries has largely been unable to produce desired results.
Maria Korolik May 11, 2021
The use of sanctions to penalize other countries has largely been unable to produce desired results.
The Anatomy of Inequity

The Anatomy of Inequity

The national algorithm for kidney-recipient eligibility obstructs Black Americans from receiving treatment by continuing to include a deadly race factor.
Chidubem Nwosu May 11, 2021
The national algorithm for kidney-recipient eligibility obstructs Black Americans from receiving treatment by continuing to include a deadly race factor.
Falling Out with the Kardashians

Falling Out with the Kardashians

Ria Sudhir, Staff Writer May 11, 2021
Young women engulfed in the world of social media are trapped in a whirlwind of insecurity... society is left completely blindsided by the deception of filters and surgeries. At the heart of this smoke and mirrors narrative is reality TV star, Kim Kardashian West, who has quite literally transformed the face of beauty.
The Unchecked Power of Populism

The Unchecked Power of Populism

The attack on The United States Capitol was the result of a dangerous idea called "populism," one that our nation must start to address.
Gavin Zhang March 17, 2021
The attack on The United States Capitol was the result of a dangerous idea called "populism," one that our nation must start to address.
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