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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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Changes in Indian society lead to victories for women

Recent events in India have led to victories for women’s rights advocates, awakening citizens across the nation. Last week, a religious leader nicknamed Guru of Bling was convicted of raping two of his female followers. Following his conviction, there were public protests by his followers that quickly turned violent; people …

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RIP the Old Taylor

Long live the bittersweet memories of dancing around your room to Taylor Swift’s, ‘You Belong With Me’; those days are no more. Fans across the nation were shocked and saddened to hear of the country sweetheart’s passing, and even more shocked at what was left to replace her. A woman …

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Modified Trump travel ban does not ease protesters

The original travel ban was an executive order issued by President Donald Trump on Jan. 27, banning travel between America and six different Muslim-majority countries for 90 days: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. It also blocked refugees from America for 120 days. When the first travel ban …

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The California Superbloom

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy,’” wrote Sylvia Plath in her novel The Bell Jar. This feeling is shared by people who have witnessed this year’s California super bloom. Nestled in a canyon …

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