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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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Terrorism does not have a race or religion

  On Feb. 15, Coast Guard lieutenant Christopher Paul Hasson was arrested and charged with both gun and drug offenses, but much is currently left uncovered. Hasson has been labeled “crazy,” a “lunatic,” and a “nihilist” by media sources such as Washington Examiner, but in actuality, he is much more. …

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Trump is not Hitler, America is not Fascist

The Women’s March greeted me with pink hats, diverse women and a cardboard sign that placed images of Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler side by side. My morning skim through Instagram preaches of America’s undeniable fascism post the Administration’s ‘zero tolerance’ towards illegal immigration. These angry, yet witty,  associations are …

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What you need to know about antidepressants

In the United States, about 20% of teens are plagued with moderate to severe depression. As a result, antidepressants are often prescribed in order to lessen the crippling effects of mental illness. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), better known as Antidepressants-  such as Zoloft, Prozac, and Lexapro balance chemicals known as …

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