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The Necessity for Space Colonization

The Necessity for Space Colonization

Ajla Trumic, Staff Writer November 27, 2022

It seems odd to associate extinction with that of the human race, yet with global warming, overpopulation, and the threat of self-annihilation through weaponry, this is becoming a reality. Humanity is...

Why Headphones Should Be Allowed on Campus

Why Headphones Should Be Allowed on Campus

Alexander Call, Staff Writer November 27, 2022
Should headphones be allowed on campus? The answer seems clear.
Separating the Art from the Artist

Separating the Art from the Artist

Gwyneth Tran, Staff Writer November 27, 2022
In the day and age of heightened social awareness within audiences, it's time to answer the question: Can art be separated from the artist?
Take a Risk With Gambling

Take a Risk With Gambling

Sean Lee, Editor November 27, 2022
From entertainment to employment, gambling provides many benefits to society and should be legalized.
Carbon Capture and Storage: Late Stage Capitalism and Inevitable Demise

Carbon Capture and Storage: Late Stage Capitalism and Inevitable Demise

Jonathan Yu, Staff Writer November 26, 2022
Carbon capture, the technology that will allegedly save us from climate change, is actually riddled with complications that will spell our doom.
The Problem with Movies Today

The Problem with Movies Today

Alexander Call, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
Disney’s business model has become reliant on providing as much mindless, generally crowd-pleasing entertainment as possible—forgoing artistry for maximum profitability.
hallway of a prison

The Issue with Solitary Confinement

Rahul Raman, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
Solitary confinement was created to prevent violence in prisons but has ended up being a force of harm for prisoners. Increased rates recidivism and mental health issues are directly linked to incarcerated isolation, defeating prison's purported purpose: rehabilitation.
How the West Should Respond to Putin’s Nuclear Threats

How the West Should Respond to Putin’s Nuclear Threats

Alexander Richter, Opinions Editor October 18, 2022
As Putin emphasizes his willingness to use nuclear weapons as not being a bluff, the West should follow suit. Just as how the United States has drawn NATO as its red line, the United States should also emphasize Putin’s use of nuclear weapons as another “red line.”
Making Every Vote Count

Making Every Vote Count

Anika Chatradhi and Alice Kang October 18, 2022
“Every vote counts” is a phrase we hear election after election—so why is the voter turnout rate in the U.S. repeatedly disappointing? Every election, many citizens fail to cast their ballots, a leading cause being distrust of the polling system. Currently, America follows the election system implemented by the 234-year-old Constitution: plurality voting.
albert einstein in front of a whiteboard

Theoretical Physics: Why It’s Dying

Ajla Trumic, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
Theoretical physics, the underlying backbone for societal advances, is dying because of our affinity for quick, get-rich-quick schemes. If we abandon theoretical physics, we are abandoning our potential as humanity.
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The Politics of Curly Hair

Shefali Bharadwaj, Editor October 18, 2022
The way the world views different hair types isn't as straightforward as one might assume. We must comb through society to rid ourselves of these implicit biases as we seek to create an equitable world.
It’s Better to Marry Later

It’s Better to Marry Later

Sean Lee, Staff Writer April 30, 2022
As cultural norms and perspectives shift, and different parts of life get more expensive, many are making the right call and choosing to marry later in life.
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