• Us vs Them: Does Human Nature Divide or Unite?
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    Everywhere in the world, people exhibit certain common patterns of behavior. We dub these patterns inherently human, and we recognize them as the bond which ties us together. Even so, these patterns can often be divisive and work against human togetherness. Take the human tendency to be tribal for instance. We may think of tribalism […]

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  • Andrew Yang and Universal Basic Income
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    Among all the president candidates in 2020, Andrew Yang stands out as the only person of Asian descent running as a Democrat. Although he is an entrepreneur instead of a career politician, he uses this to his advantage as he claimed that he will save the US’s future economy. He approaches future economic issues through […]

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  • Let’s Talk about Earth Day
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    Consistently falling on April 22nd, the annual event has been celebrated since 1970, and with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) beginning operations a little over seven months afterward (12/02/1970), this first Earth Day may have been the beginning of modern environmentalism. Back in the ‘70s, Earth Day was meant to increase awareness for oil spills, […]

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  • An Art Historical Analysis: Cordoba vs. Angkor Wat
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    Constructed in 631 A.D. in southern Spain, the Great Mosque of Cordoba is an Islamic center for worship. Built in 1100 A.D. in Cambodia, the Angkor Wat is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu. Upon first glance, the two buildings cannot be any more different: one is Islamic, the other is Hindu; one is in […]

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  • What Does the Mueller Report Mean for Trump?
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    After almost two years of subpoenas, interviews, and fact-gathering, all amid both subtle and vocal attacks by Donald Trump and Fox News, the Mueller investigation has finally ended. In May of 2017, a week after Trump abruptly fired FBI director James Comey—thus ending his probe into potential collusion with the Russian government in the 2016 […]

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  • Goodbye Movies?
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    Back in 2013, I read an article reporting that George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, two of the most successful film directors in history, believed movie tickets would balloon to outrageous prices of anywhere between $50 and $150 within the foreseeable future. I scoffed at this when I read it as a twelve year old. $50 […]

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  • Dangers of Demography is Destiny Thinking
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    The American populace is growing darker. The Republican Party’s older, white male base is dwindling. The country will within decades be “majority minority.” These are facts. These facts, coupled with another one that nonwhite voters overwhelmingly favor Democrats has resulted in a theory that demography is destiny for Democrats electoral strategy; that Democrats need not […]

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  • Will Lab-Grown Meat Solve Climate Change?
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    In 2013, the first lab-grown burger was cooked and eaten at a press conference for a hefty price of $330,000. The event marked the first use of cellular agriculture, a method of growing animal cells artificially in a lab to make meat from scratch. Since then the technology hasn’t changed too much, but hundreds of […]

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  • Why Generation Z Is Changing The World
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    Generation Z is one that will change the world. The up and coming Generation Z  includes people born between the year 1995 and 2010. This group of people are almost completely composed of students, who have been educated and have grown up in the age of technology. The internet was made accessible in 1995 and […]

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