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Bill Cosby: a new perception of an old legend

Recent allegations against Bill Cosby, a man known for clean and typically expletive-free humor, have brought to light 16 counts of sexual assault. The comedian, who lit up households with classic jokes such as “chocolate cake for breakfast”, and “Dad, I’m Jesus Christ”, is now being forced down the path …

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Bi the way…

Imagine coming out as someone who is attracted to more than one gender, only to get a reaction such as, “Oh, you’re just confused,” or “You’re so greedy.” Or if this is easier, think about it like this; imagine that you told someone you’re gay or straight, and that person …

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My Life in Suburbia: The world of concerts

  As the lights dimmed, there was a noticeable change in the hot, sweat-infused air.  Impatient chants of “FTP! FTP!” voiced by the swarm of bodies in every direction quickly turned into a deafening cheer of excitement. My friend and I joined them, and the crowd seemed to unite instantaneously …

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School Starts too Early

It’s no secret that many students at MC don’t get enough sleep. On average, eight percent of high school students get their recommended nine and a quarter hours of sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Why? Well, we can start with our school’s start time. According to the American …

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The Big, the Blue, and the Beautiful

The truth is, whether we’re ready to accept it or not, us humans are singlehandedly shattering the biodiversity of our environment. The time until our current ecosystem and our own expiration date is dwindling. The primary component of the diversification of the Earth’s ecosystem stems from that of the oceans. …

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Those pants are tight, yo.

Yoga Pants. Not the most modest form of pants, but do they really require rules banning female students from wearing them? Supposedly, yoga pants are “distracting” to the learning environment, according to the male faculty at Devil’s Lake High School in North Dakota. In addition to the ban on yoga …

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I pledge allegiance…

“I pledge allegiance to the flag…,” We all recite this most mornings at the beginning of third period. But do any of us really remember or care about what we are saying? As high schoolers growing up in the United States, most of us learned the pledge in kindergarten or …

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The girl with the mattress

Emma Sulkowicz is a senior at Columbia University this year, and she is carrying her mattress everywhere she goes. Why? It’s where she was raped sophomore year, and the rapist still remains on campus. Sulkowicz later reported the incident to Columbia, along with three other girls who had been sexually …

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The myth of international freedom of press

Czech Republic – Czech Charter of Fundamental Rights and Basic Freedoms Denmark – Grundloven France – Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen Germany – Article 5 of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany The Netherlands – Dutch Grondwet United States of America – …

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Dear White People

Dear White People is a satirical film that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college. The main character, Samantha White (Tessa Thompson) begins her radio show “Dear White People” by calling out the white people on campus. “Dear white people, the minimum requirement of Black …

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