• How Partisan Politics are Shaping the Future Through Education
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    It’s not a national secret that the quality of public education is unequal across the United States. While the U.S. Department of Education directs federal financial aid, collects data on American schools, and advocates for equal access to education across the nation, the federal government only provides for about 8 percent of the total capital spent on education every year, making states responsible for the majority of financing.

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  • Andrew Yang and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
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    Out of the forty-five men who have held the title of President of the United States, Barack Obama (2009 to 2017) was the first and (so far) only who wasn’t white, and as the world is well aware his polar opposite was elected into office directly after. 

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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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  • Recession 2020?
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    There have been nearly fifty recessions since the days of the Articles of Confederation, some of them (such as the Great Depression, which lasted for three years and seven months from August 1929 to March 1933) worse than others. The most recent American recession, called the Great Recession, started in December 2007 and did not […]

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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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  • 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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  • Is #MeToo a Moment or a Movement? Or Neither?
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    The allegations against Harvey Weinstein were first printed in The New York Times on October 5th, 2017, and ten days later actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter and encouraged women to voice their sexual assault stories under the hashtag “#MeToo”, a phrase social activist Tarana Burke first used on MySpace in 2006. The objective of […]

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How Partisan Politics are Shaping the Future Through Education

It’s not a national secret that the quality of public education is unequal across the United States. While the U.S. Department of Education directs federal financial aid, collects data on American schools, and advocates for equal access to education across the nation, the federal government only provides for about 8 percent of the total capital spent on education every year, making states responsible for the majority of financing. Read more →

Howdy’s Homemade Ice Cream: A Store Making a Difference

Tom Landis' "Howdy Homemade Ice Cream" in University Park, Texas is famous for not only their friendly customer service but also their best employees. The entire store and process was created to accommodate people with different abilities. For example, the cash register only accepts bills, simplifying the process of different transactions. Read more →

“Two in Four People are Jewish”

“Two in four people in Brooklyn are Jewish”; that is not a definite fact, but it’s a figure of speech my grandmother claims to be true. She repeats this phrase as a hope, as a reminder, as a prayer, as if in some way saying it makes it true. Read more →