Shifting to public transit will help shape our society, culture and economy for the better
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Shifting to public transit will help shape our society, culture and economy for the better

Transportation is significant for more than just movement I am not a fan of cars or driving. With very few and notable exceptions, long drives are in no…

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Cats: why the film medium doesn’t work for every story
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Cats: why the film medium doesn’t work for every story

Some things should be left on stage When a bad movie is released during the year, I always feel the urge to tell my friends about it so…

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Environmental costs of the holiday season
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Environmental costs of the holiday season

Following “green holiday tips” won’t save the planet In the 2018 movie “Leave No Trace,” an Iraq War veteran with PTSD lives with his daughter in the sprawling…

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The future of the NFL looks dystopian
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The future of the NFL looks dystopian

The NFL will never be safe enough We’re a century into the NFL, and I’m not entirely sure if the league is the best or the worst it…

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Sarah Dessen’s Twitter meltdown sheds light on a larger issue
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Sarah Dessen’s Twitter meltdown sheds light on a larger issue

Art should invite response, both positive and negative I’m not an avid reader of young adult literature anymore, but reading YA was a rite of passage for my…

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Eli Manning is no hall of famer
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Eli Manning is no hall of famer

Who qualifies as a hall of famer is becoming increasingly complex in a rapidly changing NFL The NFL Hall of Fame is a tricky business. At its core,…

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Is environmental justice actually possible?
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Is environmental justice actually possible?

And how should we define it? One of my environmental policy professors concluded a recent lecture about environmental justice (EJ) by asking the class whether or not we…

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Women of all ages and backgrounds deserve to have their stories shared
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Women of all ages and backgrounds deserve to have their stories shared

Telling the stories of women means telling stories about a variety of women In anticipation of season three of “The Crown,” which was released on Nov. 17, there…

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Activism in the NFL
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Activism in the NFL

Jay-Z is no sell-out This August, Jay-Z’s entertainment company, Roc Nation, entered into a multi-year deal with the NFL to “enhance the NFL’s live game experiences and to…

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Coca-Cola’s confusing crusade for environmental cred
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Coca-Cola’s confusing crusade for environmental cred

A case study in the confounding contradictions of corporate environmental stewardship A few weeks ago, in one of my environmental policy classes, we had a guest speaker from…

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Young Adults literature gets a lot of undue criticism
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Young Adults literature gets a lot of undue criticism

YA novels are unique and important for the way they allow readers to connect to stories  For better or worse, I credit the development of my formative teenage…

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Fantasy football has revolutionized the NFL and you should play it
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Fantasy football has revolutionized the NFL and you should play it

Revenue from the fantasy football industry has propelled the league to change the way we consume its product Fantasy football makes every NFL game worth watching, which is…

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EPA’s proposed “transparent science” rule is sick joke
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EPA’s proposed “transparent science” rule is sick joke

It’s funny because more Americans will get sick and die as a result. Get it? President Donald Trump spends his time distracting America by screaming and whining about…

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Has creativity lost its spark?
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Has creativity lost its spark?

A no-nonsense and uncreative poem might just be the most creative thing you’ll hear about today I never found myself captivated by poetry until my friend introduced me…

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The NFL’s diversity flaws
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The NFL’s diversity flaws

The NFL’s ongoing issues with racial inequality are a stark reflection of our society The racial divide in the NFL is wider than ever. Given that only three…

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