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YA Dystopian Novel: COVID-19 Edition

The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Fifth Wave are all books about a grim future centering around teens which were then adapted as blockbuster films. These types of books were in high demand and considered just a source of entertainment. The fictional stories, however, seem to be the blueprint for …

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The NFL’s Privilege Shines Through Recent Ad

On August 26th, 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem for the first time. Kaepernick began his peaceful protest against the police brutality faced by African Americans in a manner that was guaranteed attention, something that was essential for his protest. This very …

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COVID-19’S Impact On The Environment

Due to COVID-19, many have lost their lives, jobs, and family. This outbreak warranted the practice of social distancing and self-quarantine to prevent the spread of infectious disease. With individuals leaving their homes only for essentials, cities across the globe have become uncommonly still.   Due to the stay at home …

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Quarantine Makeovers

The global pandemic COVID-19 has prompted millions across America to stay home in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus. Only allowed out for essentials, many Americans have gone stir crazy and quickly abandoned any form of a healthy routine. Days seem to blend together and many have …

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Coronavirus Increases Black Market Sales

Wuhan, China, the place of origin for the world’s biggest battle: the coronavirus. No one paid enough attention, many were disheartened to hear the news but thought it’d blow off eventually, yet they were all wrong. Quickly and surprisingly, the virus spread, causing a global pandemic since viruses don’t discriminate.  …

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Switzerland makes Public Homophobia Illegal

On Sunday, February 9th, the Swiss government passed a law that was a win for the LGTBQ+ community. Public homophobia became an amendment to the anti-discrimination law, which previously didn’t protect members of the LGBTQ+ community. The law also prohibits any homophobic remarks to be said on TV, social media, …

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The Mr. Rogers Movie we Didn’t Know we Needed

“It’s funny, sometimes it’s hardest to forgive the ones we love,” Fred Rogers said. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a film about the unexpected friendship of beloved children’s TV host Fred Rogers, and a hardened journalist, hits viewers hard with a simple yet emotional  opening scene about forgiveness. Just …

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The King: Even Royals have Fake Friends

November 1st brought the beginning of the holiday season, preparations for Black Friday, and the much anticipated film, The King, on Netflix. Directed by David Michod and producers/actors Joel Edgerton and Brad Pitt, this movie was one viewers couldn’t wait to be dropped on the streaming service.   This Shakespeare-adapted film …

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