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Fact over fiction

According to NASA, on Feb. 13, the combined Arctic and Antarctic sea ice numbers were at their lowest point since satellites began to continuously measure sea ice in 1979. Total polar sea ice covered 6.26 million square miles (16.21 million square kilometers), which is 790,000 square miles (2 million square …

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Children’s shows: Sexism at its finest

It has happened again. You are disappointed, yet not surprised. Another cartoon with a compelling story arc and beautiful characters has been canceled. Many shows aimed at boys have been canceled or treated less fairly than others over the past few years. For example, Legend of Korra, a show with …

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Romanticism of Introverts

We’ve all seen those posts where people declare their love for staying inside and not hanging out at parties. I’m not like other people, they repeat, like a broken record. Although this practice in-and-of itself is not harmful, it is the tone in which it is said that makes it …

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Pro: Sports scholarships should stay

Is college admissions truly becoming an uphill battle in a rigged system that only favors recruited athletes? A system that seeks to disenfranchise youth from attending their dream school merely so some jocks can rough it out on the field with an unnecessary free education? An education that is much …

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Con: The cost of college sports scholarships

Connor* is a first-year student at Harvard University. Lucas* is a first-year student at UCLA. Lucas applied to Harvard, but his GPA and SAT scores just weren’t quite outstanding enough to gain him entrance, never mind his hundreds of hospital internship hours, position as President of his school’s award-winning robotics …

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Crying: Weakness or necessity?

I see nothing but blurriness. The only thing I am able to feel is my fingernails digging into the ground below me. I hear the muffled noise of my “rainy days” playlist changing the song. I am breaking. In another place, in the same moment, a different girl is laughing …

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Copyright is no monkey business

Nearly everyone would agree a photographer deserves the copyright to a picture they take , but issues arise when that “person” is a monkey. Commissioned by a nature conservationist group, wildlife photographer David Slater traveled to Sulawesi, Indonesia in 2008 to bring recognition to the crested black macaque, a critically …

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Bring fun back

Life is exhausting. Society is constantly projecting the impossible standards and trends of models and actors. You have hipsters who think the “mainstream” is lame and then you have mainstream pop fanatics that will crucify you for not keeping up to date on the latest fashion trends and music. Then …

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