• Reunification: Does South Korea Want It?
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    With President Moon Jae-in in office, the relationship between North and South Korea has been getting better. During the April 2018 inter-Korean summit, both President Moon and Supreme Leader Kim met in person and discussed the future of the Korean Peninsula. With this positive atmosphere, analysts are starting to debate about the chance of reunification. […]

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  • The Hidden Message Behind the Firing of Marc Lamont Hill
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    Last Thursday, CNN political commentator Marc Lamont Hill was fired from CNN following his remarks on Israel and Palestine at the United Nations. Hill called for countries to boycott and divest from Israel in the Wednesday speech given for the U.N.’s International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. He said: “We have an opportunity […]

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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 Mess We’re Failing to Manage: Plastics
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    Nowadays, whenever I take a walk on the streets, I see baskets full of disposable utensils from take-outs. Plastics have become an indispensable part of our lives. It is all around us: from big machines like a refrigerator to small plastic bags from bodegas. Human beings are so used to plastics being around that we […]

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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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  • One Year Ago: Catalonia’s Fight for Independence
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    Editor’s Note: About one year ago, the Catalan parliament voted to secede from Spain. In memory of that, the Parkman Post will be republishing this article. 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 […]

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  • The Earth Is Running Out of Time
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    Recently, the United Nations announced a new plan to slow down and eventually stop global warming. As the scientists suggested, the earth is currently entering a perilous stage. Another 1.5-celsius degree rise of the global temperature will lead to the irreversible destruction of the earth. Negative events, such as rising sea levels and an increasing […]

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  • A Comprehensive Look at Uyghurs in China
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    The Uyghurs, an ethnic minority living in Xinjiang (or East Turkestan), has been constantly brought to people’s attention as a typical case for violations of the rights of indigenous people. Organizations such as UAA (Uyghur American Association) have made multiple declarations and listed the crimes of the Chinese government for brutal “political reeducation” and religious […]

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  • Trouble in Paradise
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    A nation known for its world class diving, beautiful marine life, pristine beaches, and preserved beauty, Palau is a small island paradise located in the South Pacific Ocean. In recent years, more and more tourists were discovering Palau, and President Tommy Remengesau decided to capitalize off of the increase in tourism. In 2015, A record […]

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