• Uber: Is It Safe?
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    Richard Lomotey, an assistant professor at the Pennsylvania State University was arrested for harassing and attempting to kidnap while driving two women via Uber last Saturday, May 11th. According to the two women, while driving them, Richard Lomotey made comments about how attractive both of them are and further stated that he is single and […]

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  • The Culture of Music
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    When I was 7, in 2012, I bought the CD for Green Day’s Dookie. I saved up my 25 cent weekly allowance for months, and finally I was able to purchase the treasured music from Target, complete with a song packet and 12 inch poster. Besides my relatively odd taste in pop-punk music as a […]

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  • Ayanna Pressley and Identity in Politics
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    Last month, I had the privilege of seeing Representative Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) speak at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life. After a few minutes of pleasantries, Pressley began to give an autobiography of her political journey, beginning as a scheduler for Senator John Kerry, serving as the first African-American woman on Boston’s City Council, […]

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  • Moral Hazard: Should It Affect Public Policy?
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    Moral hazard—the disincentive to protect against risks due to being shielded from the consequences—should definitely affect public policy. When moral hazard encourages people to be reckless—be it by opioid users with access to Narcan or drivers with reliable car insurance—the simple solution is to eliminate the moral hazard. Unfortunately, this answer does not address the […]

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  • Let’s Strive for Cultural Appreciation, Not Appropriation
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    I recently watched a short documentary by Elle, a well-known fashion magazine. It came up in my feed, and some words in the headline attracted my attention: “Braids and Appropriation in America”. The thumbnail image was of a Kardashian wearing cornrows. I clicked on the video and learned that many members of this reality TV […]

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  • Wind Power’s Significance to Our Future
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    Will wind power become a key factor for our so planned “green” future? With global warming not seeming to stop, more and more people are starting to care about our planet every day. Although fossil fuel power stations have been our major source for electricity, due to their greenhouse emissions, they are not considered viable […]

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  • The Lyft IPO: Lesson Learned?
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    What is Lyft? Lyft is a ride-sharing company based in San Francisco that directly competes with Uber. They aim to dominate all forms of transportation, from cars to scooters. The two founders, Logan Green and John Zimmer, started Lyft in June 2012 with the aims to “improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation.” Their […]

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  • Alice de Rivera: Fighting the Gender Divide Fifty Years Ago
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    Fifty years ago, Alice de Rivera, a thirteen-year-old girl from New York City, brought Stuyvesant High School to court and fought a case against educational sexual discrimination. In the year of 1969, the U.S. was in chaotic divide upon issues of war, gender, and race. Despite the 1954 Brown v. Topeka Board of Education Supreme […]

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  • Everything Wrong with the Beauty Industry
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    The media surrounding us is geared towards all people. The aging moms who are told they should look younger. The 13-year-olds who are told they need to look older. And everyone else who is told they need to look different, but not different from everyone else. Different from the way they look now. Different in […]

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  • Future of the MAX Series
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    On March 13, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States would ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 jets. This was in response to the Lion Air and Ethiopian Air crashes, which happened only five months apart. The U.S. was actually one of the last countries to do so, being behind […]

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