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Early Starts Colder Hearts

Every teenager knows the dreadfully familiar sound of the alarm clock. After a long night of cramming for an exam, or finishing up the outrageous amount of homework assigned, all adolescents really need is sleep, but with schools starting before 8:00 A.M, students are denied the minimal hours of sleep …

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The Politics of Pageants

“One hundred ninety-five countries signed the Paris agreement, in which each country sets nonbinding goals to reduce man-made climate change. The U.S. is withdrawing from the agreement, citing negligible environmental effects and negative economic impact. Good decision? Bad decision? Which is it and why?” Maria Menounos asked Cara Mund on …

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The Dehumanization of Minorities

During the Holocaust, the Nazis referred to Jews as Untermenschen, meaning “subhuman.” Most people fail to realize that by saying this, they were not implying that Jews were less than them, they were literally saying that Jewish people were created as a lesser race. Using this philosophy made it seem …

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The end of print

Today I am sad. A large part of my life, a major influence on my own identity, has been ripped away from me due to fiscal complications. As of Sept. 9th, Nylon magazine announced that it will stay in the realms of online publication, its physical print issues to be …

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A cheating culture

In the classroom when a teacher calls for homework to be collected, the feverish shuffling of papers fills the room, along with whisperings of panicked students asking to see a completed paper. If you were to look at the average high schooler’s camera roll on their phone, half of it …

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Mickey Mouse Kills TV

First it was Blockbuster, now Netflix is balancing precariously on the line of becoming just another obsolete entertainment  service. In a society of consumers whose attention can only be held for so long, the next media giant is poised to swoop in. While Netflix started out small, Disney is a …

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Real is radiant

As time goes on, it gets more and more stressful to try to fit the ever-stiffening social idea of perfection–and that’s exactly why fashion’s beloved brands are using their prominence to destroy the idea of standardized beauty. Aerie, American Eagle’s lingerie brand, recently launched its “Share Your Spark” campaign, founded …

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Love is fake

American culture exalts love in all aspects of life, but really, love is just a neurochemical con made to trick you into caring for your children and family members in order to further the species. Humanity celebrates the molecular cocktail they call love in all facets of its culture, from …

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Hello My Name Is…

Co-Written: Nicole Glidden| Opinions Editor To be frank, people can be hypocritical assholes. Society constantly demands that we practice what we preach, yet this societal dictate is easily glossed over when it comes to the commonly quoted axiom: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The importance of first impressions …

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