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Rushing Greek Life is not for everyone

This year, I decided to do something I never thought I would do. I rushed a sorority. I had negative stereotypes in my head about Greek Life last year, which is why I didn’t consider it then. This year, I thought I would give it a try, considering I wanted to meet new people and […]

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All environmentalists should consider veganism

Veganism is often seen as a movement of emotion, sympathetic to the pain of animals but indifferent to the pain of humans and the destruction of our planet. There are undoubtedly some vegans whose only motivation is animal suffering or their own health, but the majority of vegans will also acknowledge that concern for the […]

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GOP resorts to cheap tricks and extremism

According to popular and expert opinion, last Tuesday’s elections went exactly as expected — the Democrats won the House and made decent gains in state legislatures. The general assumption of the public is that U.S. institutions of government, like bodies of water, experience red low tides and blue high tides; to question these political currents […]

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Reform gun law for public safety

Gun reform in the United States is a contentious issue, but it should be an issue that unites the American people. It is an outrage that our government refuses to acknowledge the gravity of these occurrences. As of Nov. 8 2018, there were 307 shootings in America over the course of 311 days. Mass shootings […]

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Leftists view electoral politics differently

Leftism, as an ideology and as a movement, is separate and purposefully detached from the political identities of liberals and Democrats. Essentially, leftism, in one form or another, seeks to distance itself from or entirely eliminate the prioritization of free market policies and naturally eliminate discriminatory social conditions. One would be remiss to treat leftism […]

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Smartwater is environmentally damaging

Smartwater, a Coca-Cola product that is marketed as a better alternative to water, is sold across campus. What makes it supposedly “better” is how it is made, via a process called “vapor distillation,” which is just condensing water vapor into liquid water. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the exact thing that clouds do […]

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