Show us a smile

By Marcus A common issue faced by so many around us, yet nothing is changing Come on now, show us a smile. A line used by parents to cheer up their child. A line used by sympathetic friends to reassure their friend. A line that unfortunately, has now been strongly associated with creepy detestable men […]

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To Punish or Reform? Aren’t Prisoners Human Too?

By Hina Prisoners exchange their freedom to settle their debt to society for their crimes and are locked up under brutal conditions. But they deserve it right? The stigma of being a prisoner is that you are violent, abuse drugs, and are a threat to society; just overall, fundamentally flawed. In some cases, this is […]

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Gender inequality in Korea

“When men are oppressed, it’s a tragedy, when women are oppressed, it’s tradition.”- Letty Pogrebin” By Allegra Someone is watching you. On 21st March 2019, Korean singer and actor Jung Joon Young was arrested for distributing sex videos without consent to his friends, one of them being a member of Bigbang, a popular kpop group. […]

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Can Money Really Buy You Happiness

By Daryn About 10 years ago Playstation started getting people’s attention. Seemed like everyone was buying it. Then there was me who wanted to save up but seemed like it was forever. Never was able to get it. Made me feeling devastated, even by the time I had the money, there was always something else […]

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The Divided States of America

By Victor Over the years, the United States has become increasingly polarized, with the left wing’s extremists, ANTIFA, growing at record speeds membership-wise, and the right wing’s extremists, the fascists and the KKK, also growing in membership like never before in history. Why has it come down to this, you may ask? Upon close observation, […]

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Parent’s Uninformed Battleground

By: Ariz Picture this: a child staying up and playing video games, such as Call of Duty, then the same kid robbing a store saying that he learned this from said game. With huge titles like Overwatch and Call of Duty taking the world by storm, and pro gaming being considered an official sport, one […]

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So This is How Vocabulary Dies: with Thunderous Applause

By Pablo Donald Trump talks like an elementary school student. Thankfully for all parties involved, this is neither a purposefully controversial hook or the beginning of a political op-ed, but simply an observed fact. As communication technology and the Internet continue to develop at a brisker pace than ever, it is the ironic truth that […]

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Take No Offense, “Snowflakes”

By Diya Warning: the contents of this article may be offensive to some people… but then again, isn’t everything? In the 21st century, social media has taken the world by storm. As we become more aware of issues and beliefs around us, we try to understand and sympathize with everyone. However, in an increasingly interconnected […]

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“Mama don’t leave me…”

By Carina Why America should require parental leave by law Imagine just having had a baby, one of the greatest experiences in the world, yet not being able to fully enjoy that, because at a time where costs are high and income is low, needing to go back to work is a concerning stress factor. […]

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