• The Future of the Self-Driving Car
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    You sit in the driver’s seat of your car––but instead of driving, you are doing something else entirely. Maybe you’re drinking coffee and reading the morning news. Maybe you’re watching Netflix on your phone. Maybe you’re just catching up on some sleep. What may seem like sheer fantasy may soon become reality, and in fact […]

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  • The Sinister Agenda behind the New Tax Bill
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    If the Senate’s new tax bill has taught us anything, it’s that it will be long before we get money out of politics. Perplexing as it may seem, the Republican Party has managed to maintain a stranglehold on two opposite yet equally crucial demographics: working class whites and wealthy elites. The former, a demographic rife […]

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  • The Problematic Obsession with Elite Colleges
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    Again, it’s the time of year when some high school seniors are beginning to receive Early Decisions from colleges, many of them elite. This marks the start of a new cycle of obsession with the admission decisions made by those elite colleges. Students, parents, and counselors must ask themselves a myriad of questions: Has the […]

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  • Saudi Arabia’s Latest Citizen
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    Meet Sophia, Saudi Arabia’s newest citizen. She is intelligent, speaks perfect English and has even made an appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Seems normal enough, right? Well, not so much actually; she is a humanoid robot. On Wednesday, October the 25th, Saudi Arabia became the first country in the world to give […]

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  • Jibo: A Robot You Can Trust
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    Robots are becoming more and more capable each day. They can now do many things, from walking to making complex decisions. Currently, the most advanced robot on the market is one named Jibo. Jibo is a personal robot, but nothing like the other personal ones you see around. Others like Google Home and Amazon Echo […]

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  • What to Make of the Latest Developments in the DNC
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    Overshadowed by the Russia narrative, the collusion scandal within the DNC has begun to resurface. Minor concerns about how former DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, handled the 2016 primaries were followed by a bombshell revelation: In July, WikiLeaks obtained and disseminated emails from the Democratic National Committee. These emails demonstrated concerted support for Hillary Clinton […]

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  • Catalonia’s Fight for Independence
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    On October 27, 2017, the Catalan regional parliament voted for independence from Spain. The vote calls for the transfer of powers from Spain to an independently governed Catalonia. Already, Catalonia has its own distinct heritage, language, parliament, flag, and anthem. The parliamentary vote resulted with 70 in favor of independence, and just 10 opposed to […]

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  • #MeToo
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    USA gymnastics star McKayla Maroney publicly announced her personal experience as a victim of sexual harassment in response to the recent #MeToo movement on Twitter, writing, “I had a dream to go to the Olympics, and the things that I had to endure to get there were unnecessary and disgusting.” This movement, originally started by […]

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  • World Series Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Houston Astros
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    As another exciting year of MLB is coming to an end, only two teams remain in the mix. The Houston Astros survived from the tough competition of American League, and the Los Angeles Dodgers cruised through the division and championship series in the National League.  Both teams had over 100 wins this year in the […]

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