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The Cons of Copycats

With the onset of animal cloning as early as 1996, global citizens have remained fascinated with the scientific and moral implications. Now in 2019, China is taking the first step towards feasible genetic cloning-for roughly 35,000 to 50,000 dollars, according to the New York Times.  That’s a little out of …

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Kurbo: the weight loss app for kids

Over the years, childhood obesity has been an epidemic of growing concern. According to the CDC, the prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents (ages 2-19) was 18.5%, affecting approximately 13.7 million individuals in the US.  Many programs hope to combat the rise of obesity in America, including Kurbo, a …

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It’s not fake, it’s biased

Bias and political journalism go hand in hand. While the political pendulum from right to left is easy to detect, what often is underlying in most articles are subtle techniques journalists use that implicitly create a partisan-based political ping-pong game. Respectively, the goal political journalists work to achieve is ideally …

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Commit fraud, just don’t deal drugs

There is nothing just about sentencing a black drug peddler with a revenue of $1,800 to twenty-five years, while a white, presidential campaign manager is sentenced to seven and a half years in a VIP prison for laundering well over $50 million. Despite this concerning difference, American courts pride themselves …

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What you don’t know about China

“Humane job-training centers”-the label China gives to its Muslim internment camps, according to the New York Times. These camps are supposedly intended to educate Chinese Muslim residents and contain terrorism; Chinese government even goes as far as to classify prisoners as “students”. According to The Guardian, when the United Nations …

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These Words Would Get me Arrested in Dubai

Plastic, pitstop, pleasure town- the city of Dubai. Sometimes, if you look far enough behind the tall, metal buildings, you can almost completely picture the sand and smell the abandonment of the desert that was once there. The masses of the United Arab Emirates are unique. At first glance, the …

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