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OPINION: The US is abandoning its responsibility to the future of the planet by leaving the Paris Agreement

Olivia Jones

November 8, 2019

In the latest development of the ongoing climate crisis, the Trump administration has formally announced that the United States will be leaving the Paris Agreement on climate change. Trump’s announcement, made Nov. 4, will take a year to go into effect, meaning that the official date of departure ...

OPINION: 16-year-olds deserve to have their voice heard

OPINION: 16-year-olds deserve to have their voice heard

Chariah Williams

November 5, 2019

Election Day 2019 is today, Nov. 5, and according to the United States Election Project, only 49.3 percent of citizens over or at the age of 18 voted during the 2018 midterm election. Recently, there has been a debate on whether or not to lower the voting age to 16. California and 13 other states...

OPINION: Young Adult Dystopian novels are depressing and banal

OPINION: Young Adult Dystopian novels are depressing and banal

Melina Kritikopoulos

October 25, 2019

The dystopian genre has been around for over a century. It brings about stories set in the worst imaginable worlds that comment on societal issues, but due to their repetitiveness and abundance, Young Adult dystopian novels have separated themselves from the overarching genre. Most YA dystopian novels...

OPINION: President Trump’s impeachment inquiry is necessary and non-negotiable

Vincent Nguyen

October 23, 2019

On Sept. 24, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the formal impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s presidency as a result of his hidden, private communications with Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky. A day later, the phone call’s official transcript was released to the public. “I would...

OPINION: Celebrity-produced makeup is often better than big brands

OPINION: Celebrity-produced makeup is often better than big brands

Chariah Williams

September 25, 2019

The past couple years have seen an influx of celebrities producing makeup and skincare products to capitalize on their own brand. While this can be seen as greedy ‒ they usually already have copious amounts of money because of their fame ‒ having their own business is not unjustified. Oftentimes,...

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