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OPINION: Performing a self-diagnosis often leads to misdiagnosis and can have negative repercussions

Looking up symptoms online may cause a person to miss a potentially related sign of a specific condition, falsely dismissing the illness.

Mokshitaa Dhamotharan

October 26, 2020

The accessibility of the internet has opened the door to searching for just about everything and anything, including self-diagnosing a medical condition. In some cases, the internet can aid with medical advice, whereas in others, it only leads to further harm. The availability of information online and...

OPINION: Open-world video games are flawed and overrated

Many open-world video games, such as

Stefan Pantic

October 22, 2020

In the gaming industry, open-worlds are one of the most popular genres. Among other components, open-worlds are video games that have a large world for the player to explore. While they are popular, they are not flawless. Side quests are a fairly common objective in open-world games. These are missions...

PRO: Pros and Cons of the UC System going test-blind to SAT and ACT scores

UC System goes test-blind to SAT and ACT scores for college applicants.

Olive Howden

September 10, 2020

On Monday, Aug. 31, California judge Brad Seligman issued a preliminary injunction requiring University of California campuses to go test-blind in admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to insidehighered.com. While this is progress in achieving a more equitable college admissions system,...

CON: Pros and Cons of the UC System going test-blind to SAT and ACT scores

UC System goes test-blind to SAT and ACT scores for college applicants.

Zianna Razon

September 10, 2020

Last Monday, Aug. 31, California judge Brad Seligman ruled that the University of California system will no longer be able to use SAT or ACT scores until the fall of 2024, effective immediately for the freshman applicants of the 2021 Fall Semester. The prohibition of considering scores came with the...

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