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‘Ye or nay: Why Kanye’s wrong about thinking for himself

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One thing that surprises people who know me well is that I love Kanye West. My Spotify account is eclectic at best, ranging from 50’s Motown to 60’s rock to 80’s pop, all the way to more recent music that fits under the general guise of “indie.” Kanye West holds his own special place in…

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It’s hot in here: Confusion around global warming

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The last week of 2017, the East coast experienced record low temperatures, and on December 28, 2017 Donald Trump tweeted: “In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record,” Trump tweeted. “Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries,…

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In a year: Reflecting on growth since Trump’s inauguration

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A little over a year ago, I was preparing for Trump’s inauguration after he was elected President of the United States. After being filled with raw emotion, I poured my heart into an editorial speaking about what I hoped was to come. In the year since Trump’s inauguration, I’ve noticed a downfall in our society…

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Censoring the census: Questions on LGBTQ+ status should be in the 2020 census

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6On March 29, the Census bureau gave reports to Congress on proposed 2020 survey questions. For the first time in the history, the survey – which serves to gather national data such as age, race, marital status, and more –  included questions on gender and sexual orientation. However, in a surprising (or maybe not) turn…

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One less lonely girl: Are Pence’s comments about women sexist?

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Vice President Mike Pence speaking in Mesa,  Arizona. Photo by Gage Skidmore. Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, is notorious for his views and comments on social issues like LGBTQ+ rights, abortion, education, and more. Having said this, it’s not surprising that yet another remark has been widely publicized within the past week. Recently,…

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From Russia With Love: FBI investigates Trump/Russia ties

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On March 20, 2017, F.B.I. director James B. Comey announced at a hearing before the White House Intelligence committee that the F.B.I. is investigating ties between President Donald J. Trump and Russia. The investigation could take months, or even years, according to the New York Times.   During the public hearing Comey and Admiral Michael…

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Women’s march on Washington: Here’s what happened at the international women’s march

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On Saturday, January 21, millions of women took to the streets of Washington D.C., along with cities across the United States. The march is estimated to be the biggest one-day protest in United States history, with an estimated 2.9 million women marching.

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Fact or fiction: The campaign promises Trump will not follow through on

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In the 3 weeks following Donald J. Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, conservative leaders have insisted they will hold Trump to many of the promises he made during his campaign. However, in interviews following the election, Trump has revised several key promises he made during his campaign, including his plans to repeal Obamacare, build a…

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TELL THEM: How to move forward post presidential election

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We don’t. We take two steps back, a hop to the left and an unsteady wobble to the right. You drive home on crowded parking lots and you tell your children valuable life pro-tips as you tuck them in at night – because after all, science tells us we remember most what we hear before…

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Fight or flight: Trump’s new constituents are taking a stand

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Demonstrators marched from Washington Square Park to Trump Tower to protest Trump’s election. (Photo courtesy of Dave Sanders for The New York Times) Trump’s surprising victory in the presidential election last Tuesday has many Americans asking if they should Fight or Flight. Fleeing for Canada has been a popular idea since Trump won the Republican primaries,…

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The New America: Experiencing a candidate win who has actively spoken against you

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Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election. It was reported by the New York Times that Hillary Clinton had a total of 232 electoral votes while Donald Trump had 290, making him win by 58 electoral votes. I don’t think I ever thought  that a Trump presidency was a legitimate option for America. I…

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Keeping it Local: Teachers bring the real world to classrooms

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Ms. Pamela Mathai at a Real Talk meeting. The 8th grade U.S. history teacher tries to tie current events into her classrooms daily. As the school year progresses and election season comes to a close, several Ann Richards teachers have used their classrooms as spaces to discuss political issues and civic responsibilities. Across grade levels, students…

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