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OPINION: Current meme trends tend to desensitize and spread rumors about real current events

Sasha Syrevych

January 17, 2020

With recent tension between the U.S. and Iran, many rumors about an upcoming “World War Three” have emerged. Many teens on various social media platforms are speculating about what the tension means for the country, and of course, the hypothetical event has been made into countless memes. The...

OPINION: Call-out culture is a lazy form of activism

OPINION: Call-out culture is a lazy form of activism

Vincent Nguyen

December 24, 2019

Sitting at home, browsing Twitter and liking posts have rarely ever accomplished anything without being backed up by tangible action. Rather, this type of behavior has only fueled the craze of “slacktivism” – defined as activism without any real commitment – and created an environment in which...

OPINION: Why ‘Happy Holidays’ is a more inclusive saying than ‘Merry Christmas’

OPINION: Why ‘Happy Holidays’ is a more inclusive saying than ‘Merry Christmas’

Neil Veira

December 17, 2019

As the holidays approach, the question of whether or not to greet people with “Merry Christmas” troubles many. Since some celebrate seasonal holidays other than Christmas, knowing what to say and navigating the politically correct way to greet someone during the holiday season can be difficult. A...

OPINION: Online friends are a form of modern connection, not something to be hostile towards

OPINION: Online friends are a form of modern connection, not something to be hostile towards

Rickie Thayer

December 13, 2019

Everyone looks for something different in a friendship, whether it’s emotional support, a partner in their endeavors, or simply positive human interaction. Modern technological advancements paved the way for new methods of communication, bringing new types of friendships, such as friends online....

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 ...

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