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Believe the victim before we protect the accused

If we want women to speak up, we must support them when they do In an era where the #MeToo movement is prevalent and more and more light is shone upon victims of sexual assault, one would believe we would see a larger number of rapists being convicted and jailed for their crimes. Despite this, […]

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Integrity: Is it gone in politics?

The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, along with many other controversial politicians in the era of Donald Trump, tests the authenticity of American politics. I will be the first to admit I am not a political analyst constantly glued to the news, but when the name Kavanagh constantly makes headlines, I find […]

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Our climate depends on us, and our lives depend on the climate

When we think of the inevitable tearing apart of our universe, or even the inevitable explosion of our galaxy’s sun, as one might every so often, they probably don’t foresee these as serious threats. Surely the human race is in no immediate danger; the sun still has at least 7.6 billion years before it explodes […]

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When is enough enough in the #MeToo era?

Over the past year, the “Me Too” movement has motivated a mass of women to bring to light their sexual harassment stories. Many celebrities have come out and spoken of events they experienced while trying to move up in the world, becoming victims to their superiors. Some of the alleged attacks happened over 30 years […]

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Protesting your rights, within your rights

When does protesting cross the line from constitutional to too extreme? Under the first amendment, Americans are allowed the right to protest, as well as the right to assemble. The act of protesting and using your voice to speak out against injustice has been deeply ingrained into American history. America itself was built and founded […]

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Keep your politics away from the anthem, and out of Nike

Jobless millionaire, former NFL quarterback, and unprofessional protester Colin Kaepernick, recently appeared as the face of Nike in their commercial for the 30 year anniversary of the, “Just do it” campaign. In the commercial, Kaepernick spoke one inspirational quote after another, ending with “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. So don’t ask […]

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There goes the Neighborhood

Gentrification takes hold of some American neighborhoods, strangling its residents A few years ago, I went back home to the Bay Area. I was excited to visit; I was going to see a lot of my old friends, go to my favorite restaurants, and spend time with family I hadn’t seen in awhile. But when […]

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Puerto Rico: Let’s Not Forget What Happened

Puerto Ricans are left to fend for themselves, even in the wake of Maria It is an island abounding in beauty, with its rich history and a culture that never fails to disappoint. You will never leave forgetting the rejuvenating beat of the salsa and bomba music we are proud of. When you leave, you […]

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Take action now, the earth depends on it

We have always had the Earth. We have always had land to build our homes and plant our crops and set our roots.  We have always had water, oxygen, sunlight, and rain. We have always had a climate – not too hot, not too cold – at a perfect 93 million miles from the sun […]

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We showed up, now it’s time to act

The only way to make real change is to vote It was a moment of empowerment – I walked through D.C., poster in hand, anti-gun pins buttoned on my jacket, surrounded by young people who felt as strongly as I did. I felt empowered, I felt important, and I felt proud. It was March 24 […]