• The Case for Climate Demaoguery
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    Pundits and political junkies (myself included) would have you believe that the voting behavior of ordinary citizens reflects their ideological predilections. Thus, 2016’s Republican sweep of the presidency, the House, and the Senate are evidence of a decisive turn to the right while 2018’s “Blue Wave” in the House demonstrates  burgeoning progressivism across the country. […]

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  • The Importance of Divestment
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    The opposite of investing, divesting is the act of selling stocks, bonds, investment funds, and even companies, whether by an individual or a larger enterprise. This is often meant to protest immoral activity and pressure companies or governments to change their wrongful policies. Many larger institutions (such as U.S. universities and colleges) will invest billions […]

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  • Lion Air 610
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    On October 29, 2018, Lion Air 610, a flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang, crashed thirteen minutes after takeoff into the Java Sea. 189 passengers and crew were killed, leaving no survivors, making this the deadliest crash involving a Boeing 737. In addition, this was the first major incident for the new Boeing 737 MAX […]

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  • VeggieTales Dubbed Racist
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    “The Annual Whiteness Forum,” a gathering of sensitized college students that met this year at Cal State in San Marcos, has dubbed VeggieTales, the beloved Christian children’s television show, racist. The argument focuses on the notion that the villains of each show are ethnic minorities, while the heroes are white. This thus brainwashes children into […]

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  • Our Emotional Attachment to Ideology
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    We all love belonging to a group. Identifying with a community seems to be an inherent part of being human. Whether it is reading, knitting, baseball, R&B music, environmental science, or something else, I am sure that if you examine your identity, you will find groups where you think you belong. When these groups are […]

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  • An Outline of Debt in the United States
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    Politicians and poor people believe credit is the equivalent of cash. With the government borrowing record at record highs, consumers, especially low-class people, are using credit cards more than ever, one must question when will both debtors—the U.S. government and individual debtors—will pay this money back. There seems to be a sentiment that credit is […]

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  • Giving Back
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    With Thanksgiving coming up, Black Friday right after, and big gift-giving holidays such as Hanukkah and Christmas looming right around the corner, the holiday season has officially begun. Every year, in what’s probably one of the biggest contradictions in modern American culture, millions of people across the country gather together to celebrate everything they’re already […]

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  • Redefining the Kilogram
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    Recently, one of the famous metric units—the kilogram(kg), is going to be reinvented and redefined. In the past, a kilogram is defined by an actual physical object. The object is the International Prototype of the Kilogram, also known as “Le Grand K”,  which is a shiny metal cylinder preserved in Paris. It is protected and […]

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  • The Fate of Disney+
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    In November of 2017, I wrote an article focusing on Disney’s intent to acquire 20th Century Fox. While for a time it looked like Comcast might swoop in and purchase 20th Century Fox, it looks like Disney will be purchasing 20th Century Fox, though, at the moment, the purchase is not yet official. But, with […]

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  • The Man Stuck in the Airport
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    Navigating delayed flights to snaking long queues at immigration counters are just a few of the problems that the average traveller may often face while at an airport. Frustrating as these may be, one man’s plight overshadows them all. Stuck in an airport for a measly 6 hours? Scratch that. Now, imagine being stuck at […]

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