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We, Again, Are Left Heartbroken; May Their Memories Be A Blessing

From March 22 to April 7, 2022, fourteen innocent civilians were murdered. Twenty-eight parents will live the rest of their lives without ever hugging their child again. Fifteen children will grow up without their biological parent. Fifty-six grandparents won’t see their grandchild sitting at the dinner table on holiday nights again. Three wives and two husbands will never get to

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Conflict In Ukraine: Autocracy Tests The Limits of Democracy On The Global Stage

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine approaches the two-week mark, heartbreaking images of the devastation and suffering inflicted by the war reverberate around the world and compound the complexity of the global response to the Ukrainian crisis. In a modern era dominated by media access and technology, the world’s viewers have been given instant awareness and visions of war unlike

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The Rising Cost of Living

Since the start of 2021, inflation, coupled with an insubstantial increase in the median American family income, has caused stress to many people. The current inflation rate sits at 6.2%— the highest it has been since 1990— and the price of certain essential goods, like gas, have risen significantly higher than that. As of December 18th, 2021, the national average

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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Conveyed Through Political Cartoon

https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Depicting-Visual-Arguments%3A-An-ART-Approach-Groarke/5460f2e2cb424a0b2b39b5ded15a1f95373c07c7#citing-papers L. Groarke cites this figure in his essay on “Depicting Visual Arguments: An ART Approach”. This is a political image depicting the Israel Palestine conflict. This conflict is a long-lasting conflict starting over 50 years ago, with its roots starting even earlier. Ever since Israel has become its own country there has been a constant battle between Israel and

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If you prick us do we not bleed? A shakespearean take on the the logical fallacies of anti-semitism

In response to recent anti-Semitic incidents that have taken place in major cities across the globe, including New York, London, Paris, Jerusalem, and my hometown of Los Angeles, a quote from a 16th-century play by William Shakespeare comes to mind. In the first scene of the third act of Shakespeare’s play, The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare conveyed an unprecedented message

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Let there be light- or independence? – What happened in Texas and why

People wait in line to fill propane tanks, in Houston. Image Credit: AP On February 16 and 17, 2021, millions of people living in the state of Texas were affected by aberrant, statewide power outages and were left stranded with no connection to electricity. Texans had no source of heat amid unbearably frigid temperatures. Many tragically died of carbon monoxide

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Transition authorized: Trump admin. cooperating with biden team

It has been nearly three weeks since election day 2020 and more than two weeks since the race was called by major media sites, but only today can president-elect Joe Biden officially begin the presidential transition process.  The General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent U.S. government agency that helps manage the functioning of most federal agencies in America. The transition of

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SAt / act in 2020?

As a high school student now trying to apply to college, we all face a similar situation due to COVID-19: should we take the SAT or ACT?  Because of the Global Pandemic, the College Board and American College Testing organizations, creators of these standardized tests, asked colleges for the upcoming year to be sympathetic to high schoolers and acknowledge that

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Our review of The Amy Coney Barrett S.C. confirmation hearings

The tragic passing of the distinguished Supreme Court Justice and vibrant women’s rights activist, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, left a void in our hearts, a deprived justice system, and an abandoned Supreme Court Justice seat. After RBG’s passing, President Trump made no hesitation in promptly pursuing a nominee to fill her vacant seat. This past week, members of Congress spent four

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