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The Houston Astros Should Forfeit Their 2017 World Series Title For Cheating

On Nov. 1, 2017, the Houston Astros won the 2017 World Series championship by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers. Two  years later, it was reported that the team had cheated by using a live camera feed to watch for opposing catchers' signs to the pitchers.
April 11, 2020

Back in 2017, many sports fans in Houston were extremely proud that the baseball team representing them, the Houston Astros, beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series championship. The victory brought...

Hoarding Endangers Americans Further During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As a result of COVID-19 fears, panic-buying has left many stores with empty shelves. Medicine, food, and sanitary supplies are some of the biggest targets of this hoarding.
April 5, 2020

The recent coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has caused mass panic in the United States, resulting in bulk-buying at a multitude of department stores. People are buying sanitary supplies in excessive amounts...

US Travel Ban on Europe is Critical to Defeating COVID-19

President Trump enacted travel restrictions on several European nations beginning Friday, March 13. A national emergency was also declared for the coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Steve001 from Pixabay.
March 31, 2020

Since its discovery, COVID-19 has continued to spread around the world, especially in the United States and Europe. More than 2,000 have died in the U.S. and there are at least 110,000 people infected...

Travel Restrictions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus Will Backfire

A graph displays the 2020 cases and deaths of the coronavirus in China as of Feb. 24. On Feb. 12, the Hubei province's method for classifying COVID-19 changed, causing the sudden surge in daily clinically diagnosed cases that day.
February 27, 2020

Since its first diagnosis last December, the coronavirus, now officially named COVID-19, has continued to spread around the world. Around 80,000 people are confirmed to be infected with the disease, and...

Cash Bail Practices Worsen Inequality in the Criminal Justice System

Turner Bail Bonds is set up in Indianapolis. Bail bonds agencies like Turner Bail Bonds pay for a defendant's bail, then charge them a percentage of the bail to ensure that they will show up to court when ordered to.
February 13, 2020

There are numerous inequalities in our country that stem from the lack of wealth, and one of the most glaring arenas takes place in our criminal justice system. Recently, one branch of this criminal justice...

The New York Times’ Double Endorsement Weakens Faith in Newspapers

Senator Amy Klobuchar speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Iowa on Aug. 10, 2019. Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren were both endorsed by the New York Times for the 2020 presidential race.
February 8, 2020

Before every presidential election, The New York Times op-ed staff announces its endorsement of a specific candidate. The candidates are chosen after the newspaper interviews them and gets an idea of their...

Kobe Bryant’s Legacy Will Live On For Generations to Come

18-time All Star Kobe Bryant was widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Throughout his 20-season career, Bryant won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers.
February 3, 2020

It still doesn’t feel quite real, like a horrible dream that we are hoping we can wake up from. Many around the world are still struggling to live with the reality that one of the most recognizable...

Oscar Nominations Perfectly Portray the Lack of Diversity in Film Award Shows

The 2020 Oscars nomination list was released on Jan. 13. The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, where the winners of each category will be revealed, is set to take place on Feb. 9.
January 29, 2020

The Oscars have always been renowned for their selection of films in varying cinematic areas from costume design to motion picture. However, they are also criticized for their inadequacy when it comes...

The Soleimani Killing Was Impulsive

Qasem Soleimani was a major general in the Iranian Armed Forces and widely considered the second most powerful person in Iran. Due to a targeted airstrike by the U.S. military, Soleimani was killed on Jan. 3.
January 24, 2020

On Jan. 3, Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani was killed in an overnight attack authorized by President Trump. Soleimani was a key piece in Iran’s military influence and defense, widely regarded as...

Uighur Muslims Face Severe Oppression in China

Protesters hold a rally outside the White House against China's treatment of Uighurs on July 10, 2009. Five days earlier, hundreds of Uighurs led riots in Xinjiang, China that quickly escalated into violence.
January 16, 2020

Near the end of 2018, the detainment and abuse of millions of Uighur Muslims came to light. In the region of Xinjiang, China, Uighurs are facing major oppression in “vocational education and training...

RRISD Sends a Dangerous Signal By Caving to Former Cheerleaders’ Demands

Eight cheerleaders were expelled from the cheer squad for vaping, along with two who quit in protest. After a former cheerleader expressed outrage at the zero-tolerance policy applied to the students, RRISD has decided to scrap it.
January 12, 2020

In the aftermath of gender discrimination allegations levied against Westwood by a former cheerleader, RRISD has gotten rid of the zero-tolerance policy for student leadership organizations. The controversy...

Amazon’s Mistreatment of Workers Must End

Protestors in Berlin hold a demonstration against Amazon's tax policy and treatment of workers on Nov. 24, 2017. Multiple protests have been held by Amazon employees all over the world against the company.
January 9, 2020

Starting from the first development of modern technology, there have constantly been new products created to make the essential aspects of our lives easier. Gift buying or purchasing a treat for yourself...

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