Candles out, diffusers in

Essential oils have been around for decades, but have only become popular after the harsh effects of candles were recognized. Courtesy of Pixabay.
Trending swaps for candles, such as diffusers and essential oils, have provided not only a more safe but simple way to enjoy different aromas
January 13, 2021

            There is no avoiding the multitude of advertisements seen daily intended to persuade viewers to purchase diffusers or a kit of essential oils. However, many people are questioning why...

Trump Threatens Georgia’s Secretary of State for Votes

President Trump makes call to Georgia Secretary of State in an attempt to overturn 2020 election.
January 12, 2021

Although the presidential election was in November, and the results showed former Vice President Joe Biden as the president-elect, President Donald Trump believes the election is not over. His latest efforts...

Staying True to His Word: Biden Picks a Diverse Group of Appointees

Compared to the lack of diversity in the Trump administration, Biden appoints people to his Cabinet from varying backgrounds and ethnicities.
December 15, 2020

Beginning with the historic nomination of Kamala Harris for Vice President, President-elect Joe Biden pledged to create a diverse administration. With one of the key components of his campaign being to...

The Trial of the Chicago 7: Is History Repeating Itself?

A cinematic masterpiece of a film has a looming message throughout it. What we saw almost 50 years ago feels too similar to what we saw in the year 2020.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
December 2, 2020

The Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution allows the American people certain unalienable liberties that in no instance can be taken from them. However, that is not to say that sometimes these...

Is it Time to Rethink the Electoral College System?

As we endured the long process that came with the presidential election of 2020, there seems to be a reoccurring pattern with the flaws in this centuries-old system.
December 1, 2020

The Electoral College was created by the Founding Fathers in 1804 for the purpose of ensuring American citizens would not become accustomed to a “mob mentality” way of life in a democratic nation....

AOC’s Sister Squad Redefines the Democratic Party

November 29, 2020

“The Squad,” a coalition of resilient, first-time Congresswomen, have won their reelection bids in their respective states. Known for their progressive ideas and fearless vocality against President...

No Perfect Body

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Body shaming has become common in the age of social media and globalization, but why are offensive comments towards the skinnier side of the spectrum considered invalid?
November 15, 2020

            In an era of social media and globalization, body-shaming has made its way into mainstream media at an alarming rate. Through modern ideals of what the “perfect” body and health size...

Politics shouldn’t go above relationships

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Opposing political views are causing a great divide in America, and regardless of differing views, politics shouldn't define relationships
November 2, 2020

     The beginning of the new decade has been nothing short of scandalous in the political world. From being on the brink of World War III only the third day into the year to the impeachment of our...

The controversy surrounding Mulan, Disney’s beloved Chinese heroine

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Disney's Mulan remake was problematic and poorly executed, resulting in millions of dollars lost and numerous angry viewers
November 2, 2020

     Disney's Mulan remake was an exceedingly popular topic of conversation this year, but for all the wrong reasons. While it was once largely anticipated by Disney fans, when details were revealed...

The White House’s Politicized Statement on Columbus Day

The White House released a statement on Columbus Day highlighting Christopher Columbus' achievements but failed to acknowledge his wrong doings.
October 29, 2020

Every year, as a form of commemorating Cristopher Columbus’ impactful voyage to the New World, the President of the United States must proclaim the second Monday of October as Columbus Day. The annual...

Phone banking: Essential, Yet Misunderstood

Volunteers calling to ask if you are planning on voting are phone banking to gauge voter turnout.
October 27, 2020

As election day approaches, phone calls and messages from volunteers have been rampant. Whether or not you choose to listen or not, phone banking is an extremely integral part of shaping the elections...

The Flu Vaccine: More Important than Ever

As Americans experience the change in weather and leaves, a new season is among us: the flu season. With COVID-19 still, a big problem, it is important to get the Flu vaccine.
October 22, 2020

As the leaves begin to turn, we reach the season that so many dread: flu season. This season comes every fall and winter in the United States and brings a spike in the cases of influenza. The dangers Americans...

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