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The iPhone 12 Lineup Sets the Bar High for New Technology

The iPhone 12 lineup arrives just in time for the holiday season. Each phone has its benefits and drawbacks against the others but overall, the lineup is comprised of incredible and versatile new technology. Photo courtesy of rajtechnews.
November 25, 2020

The new iPhone 12 lineup including the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPhone 12 Mini was released on Friday, Nov. 13. With a new exterior and added camera effects, Apple easily makes...

Collected Thoughts Surrounding the Election from an Iranian-American Girl

The 2020 presidential race was a historical event, with the most votes received for a presidential candidate as well as the first woman of color to occupy the office of Vice President. To many, the Biden-Harris campaign signifies a dawn of hope and prosperity, of living in a world where anything is possible. Photo Courtesy of Scott Olson
November 16, 2020

In cascades, it felt as if four years of paralyzing fear collapsed. The air encompassing me had not changed but now it was serene and warm. That frigid body of hate was no longer layered within it- it...

Michael Bay’s Upcoming Film ‘Songbird’ is an Insensitive Travesty

The upcoming release of 'Songbird' is proof of Hollywood's lack of sensitivity when it comes to issues affecting real people. The plot is tacky and borderline offensive, creating a film no one should watch. Photo courtesy of STXfilms
November 13, 2020

It’s no secret that celebrities are so far removed from reality they are rarely able to hit the right mark when it comes to relations with normal, rational human beings. At the very best, a misstep from...

Amy Coney Barrett’s Originalist Beliefs Threaten the American Dream

Amy Coney Barrett is President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. She prides herself on being a originalist, which seems counterintuitive considering how much America has changed since the constitution was first written. Her ideals will ultimately end up harming the American people. Photo courtesy of Julian Velasco.
October 25, 2020

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court mominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, participated in three days of confirmation hearings from Monday, Oct. 12 to Wednesday, Oct. 14. On day two, she blatantly announced...

Sports Seasons Should Not be Resuming

During the pandemic, many are turning to sports as a form of entertainment. However, this is not safe for the players involved. There have been many cases of the coronavirus in sports teams at the national and local level, proving that sports either need stricter coronavirus related policies, or to be outright cancelled. Photo courtesy of CEBImagery
October 21, 2020

After some time of not playing due to the coronavirus, sports from the local to the national level have been practicing and playing again over the last few months. Team and game organizers have tried to...

Astrology is Not a Real Science

Though astrology and astronomy sound similar, the subjects themselves are actually very different. While astronomy is rooted in fact and truth, astrology is built on unfounded assumptions and lies. It is important to take everything in astrology with a grain of salt and be careful about what we believe. Photo Courtesy of European Space Agency
October 21, 2020

To be as blunt as possible, astrology is not a science, it is a meme. It has no scientific validity and rather is regarded as pseudoscience. There are still many people, however, who credit astrology to...

The Vice Presidential Debate: A Disappointingly Dull Debate of Deflections

Though the vice presidential debate was infinitely more civil than the presidential one, not much was revealed about either party's plans for the future. Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris spent much of their time attacking the other person's platform and deflecting questions. Courtesy of Alex Wong
October 15, 2020

The vice-presidential debate took place on October 8th in Salt Lake City, Utah, and came as a breath of relief after the absolute disaster that was the presidential debate. Senator Kamala Harris and Vice...

Society Must Work Towards Equality and Tolerance

While people often preach equality, they simultaneously refuse to acknowledge others' points of view. This can be prevented through mutual understanding and educating each other.
October 13, 2020

So you want to talk about equality, how we need to respect our differences and not judge people for them. The issue with it is that there never has been a perfect balance of it. Now you may be saying ‘well...

The Presidential Debate Shows a Need for Reform

Americans across the country tuned in to watch the presidential debate, not expecting the drama chaos that would unfold. Both candidates refused to cooperate and follow debate rules, especially President Donald Trump, and the moderator was unable to stop the two from turning the event from a time-honored tradition to one without any substance. Courtesy of time.com
October 9, 2020

It does not have to be said that the Sept. 29 presidential debate was a disaster. Like a chasm opening in the ground while an earthquake rages, it seemed to only get worse, creating a black hole of darkness...

The Ongoing Struggle of Social Injustice for People With Disabilities

America has a long history of neglecting the rights and lives of people with disabilities. While attempts have been made to amend this in the past, a more drastic change is needed if we want to live cooperatively as a society. Photo courtesy of Geralt
October 3, 2020

As a nation with inalienable human rights, the U.S. needs to get better at recognizing people with disabilities. In the U.S. alone, there are 61 million adults who live with a disability. Only 41 percent...

Cancel Culture Needs to be Modified

Cancel culture is used as a weapon by the masses, to get rid of support for content creators who have done problematic things. However, this action is not always justified, considering the complexities of people's problems as well as the scale of them. Photo courtesy of Lewis Ogden
October 3, 2020

If you’ve been active on social media in the past couple of years, you may have noticed the rising trend of cancel culture. As the name of this movement suggests, cancel culture is the process of multiple...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Luminary Donning a Lace Collar and Judicial Robes

A visionary and globally recognized figure, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg served as a prominent figure in the pursuit of equality. Photo Courtesy of @nytmag
September 29, 2020

Women of all ages had found their heroic leader, the figurehead of strengthened women’s rights and a truly vividly intelligent and brave woman who defied years of sexism. A woman who went on to have...

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