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California: Into the Future

Once a state painted red, California has become identifiable by its increasingly democratic and liberal ideologies. Enforced by its majority democratic voters, California made the transition from right to left after the 1988 election in which Republican George H. W. Bush was elected as president. Bush is the last Republican …

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Just burn it

Most children are taught to avoid fighting fire with fire, however, it seems like some adults need a quick refresher on this lesson, too. In an attempt to show their disapproval of the brand’s new “Just Do It” advertisement featuring Colin Kaepernick, hyper-conservatives have been  deliberately burning their Nike sneakers. …

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He leads with his heart: Alpha Film Review

“He leads with his heart, not his spear”. Alpha- the leader of a wolf pack, the elite, and conveniently the title of  the 2018 film independently directed by Albert Hughes and written Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt. This equally eye catching and thought provoking story, set in tribal times, schools the audience …

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The sudden appreciation of the dead (and Obama)

“Appreciate what you have before it becomes what you had,”- a mantra persuasively spoken to people who may be consistently taking aspects of their life for granted. We see this concept alive in our society every single day. Whenever a politician leaves office, or a celebrity dies, they are suddenly …

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In pursuit of the Californian dream

A few summers ago, I found myself people-watching in a wealthy, predominantly white neighborhood in Montreal, Quebec. The sun was blisteringly hot and every parent, child, and dog was slurping on a cool beverage. Despite the sunshine, most of the residents still donned their winter whites; they were not tan, …

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Colors in the middle

Being in the middle is frustrating. It is as irritating as being a middle child, as maddening as sitting in the middle seat of the car, or as exasperating as being stuck waiting for the loading bar to finish. Think of the old elementary game of ‘monkey in the middle.’ …

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U.S. practice of torture violates human rights

The rack, the tub, rat torture, waterboarding: all techniques designed to push or break the humane limits of a person, for personal gain. Whether it be for information or ulterior motives, torture is not humane and never will be. Torture is prohibited under international law set by the United Nations …

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