The race for 2024 is already on
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The race for 2024 is already on

The groundwork is being laid for an election that will determine the future of both major political parties — and America In the world of politics, it’s never…

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Only through film can Russia’s soul be captured
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Only through film can Russia’s soul be captured

A glance at Russian cinema unveils a nation that is both honest and misunderstood From the early experimental days of silent films to the needless war dramas of…

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Who is the voice of our generation?
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Who is the voice of our generation?

Picking just one would be a disservice to the uniqueness of our generation  As our generation grows older, we often reminisce about the past. Even before the pandemic…

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Comfort food: Solve your problems by eating them
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Comfort food: Solve your problems by eating them

Have your cake, eat it too Nothing is more comforting than a strong cup of coffee on a bad day. Although most people wouldn’t call coffee “comfort food,”…

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Tragedy plus time equals comedy, but how soon is too soon?
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Tragedy plus time equals comedy, but how soon is too soon?

Exploring whether “humor” is still “funny” in midst of pandemic Over these last two months — excuse me, first two months — of “attending” virtual lectures via Zoom,…

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Retail therapy doesn’t have to be an oxymoron
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Retail therapy doesn’t have to be an oxymoron

It can provide the creative stimulation we need to move forward To many, retail therapy means one of two things — either a “treat yourself” day to splurge…

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In deep blue California, Republicans find signs of life
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In deep blue California, Republicans find signs of life

Mike Garcia’s special election victory shows Republicans how to succeed in blue states After a sound defeat in the 2018 midterms, California Republicans have a reason to be…

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Privacy concerns: a symptom of COVID-19
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Privacy concerns: a symptom of COVID-19

The pandemic will end, but mass surveillance in Russia won’t  With a global pandemic comes the consequential expansion of mass surveillance. Instated in the name of public health,…

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Female rappers are the future of hip-hop
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Female rappers are the future of hip-hop

With fresh stories and perspectives, female rappers are elevating hip-hop higher than ever before We’re lucky enough to be living in a period that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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Pay attention to mental health resources when picking a college
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Pay attention to mental health resources when picking a college

The best college experiences come with the best support systems There’s nothing more exciting than receiving an acceptance letter from your top college. Choosing which school to attend…

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We can still dress up even though we’re stuck at home
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We can still dress up even though we’re stuck at home

Keeping up with a routine can still be meaningful during quarantine   When schools announced temporary remote instruction due to the coronavirus, millions of students across the country had…

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Press conferences are not political rallies
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Press conferences are not political rallies

Turning COVID-19 briefings into tools of political campaigning are not beneficial to nation or president  The 2020 presidential election is like none before it. The fallout from the…

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Post-Soviet sentimentalism
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Post-Soviet sentimentalism

The rise of Soviet nostalgia signals a lack of closure On Dec. 26, 1991, the infamous hammer and sickle flag lowered, and the red, white and blue Russian…

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The importance of music samples
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The importance of music samples

Sampling is more than just an artistic choice A little birdie by the name of Mark Twain imposed an idea about originality on us all. Maybe you’ve heard…

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Therapy is for more than times of crisis
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Therapy is for more than times of crisis

We shouldn’t wait for things to get worse in order for them to get better  There are few smooth ways to mention your therapy appointment during casual conversations.…

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