Why my polluted blood is boiling and yours should be too
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Why my polluted blood is boiling and yours should be too

It’s time for the Biden Administration to protect the American people from “forever chemicals,” forever Teflon. An invention as American as apple pie, it has been used in…

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President Biden’s commitment to environmental and social justice are perfectly aligned with Catholic values
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President Biden’s commitment to environmental and social justice are perfectly aligned with Catholic values

In parallel with the pope, U.S. must address the impacts of environmental issues on BIPOC communities On Jan. 22, 2021, President Joe Biden became only the second Catholic…

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Why we need to understand the roots of riots
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Why we need to understand the roots of riots

The Capitol riots signal the threat of extremism, leaving teenagers especially vulnerable for online recruitment All hope was yet to be lost. During a “Save America” rally on…

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Anti-vaccination activists’ tenacity in spreading misinformation threatens to further health and medical inequities
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Anti-vaccination activists’ tenacity in spreading misinformation threatens to further health and medical inequities

Separating anti-vaccination rhetoric from vaccine hesitancy by rightfully skeptical communities of color As misinformation chipped (and continues to chip) away at the faultline between public trust and science,…

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Hey Gavin Newsom, do better
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Hey Gavin Newsom, do better

Gavin Newsom’s failed environmental commitments need to be addressed with actions, not words From rumors of recall to criticism about his handling of reopening the state, Governor Gavin…

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The fluidity and inarticulability of Asian American identity
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The fluidity and inarticulability of Asian American identity

We shouldn’t readily accept all forms of representation in media Asian American identity is both fluid and inarticulable, characteristics that betray its self-determined creation. In 1968, UC Berkeley…

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Beauty is pain: Eurocentric beauty standards in Asia
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Beauty is pain: Eurocentric beauty standards in Asia

Eurocentric beauty standards affect Asian women in harmful and toxic ways “White is clean, white is pure, white is beautiful,” declares an advertisement from Japanese cosmetics company Mosbeau—a…

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Giving away California desert to renewable energy is still destroying public lands
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Giving away California desert to renewable energy is still destroying public lands

In a small corner of California, the Biden administration’s climate policies and promise to protect public lands are about to be tested Two universally accepted principles of our…

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It’s not make Instagram casual again, it’s make Instagram authentic again
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It’s not make Instagram casual again, it’s make Instagram authentic again

All the world is an Instagram grid, and all the people are merely posing In July 2010, Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger made the first-ever Instagram post. His shot…

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Controversial Bali deportation sparks discourse on gentrification and ‘foreigner privilege’
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Controversial Bali deportation sparks discourse on gentrification and ‘foreigner privilege’

The swift deportation of an American influencer in Bali highlights a phenomenon of “digital nomads” who bypass immigration rules and perpetuate wealth inequality Kristen Gray, an 28-year-old American…

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The Biden Administration must reimplement EPA’s ‘secret science’ rule
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The Biden Administration must reimplement EPA’s ‘secret science’ rule

In the last weeks of his presidency, Trump’s Administration just barely recalled a decades long policy by the EPA despite outcry from the scientific community As President Joe…

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Our empathy towards the mental health struggles of reality TV stars should not be conditional
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Our empathy towards the mental health struggles of reality TV stars should not be conditional

How discourse around the mental health of reality stars shapes the way we handle stigma The birth of a reality TV star begins and ends in a limbo…

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Point Reyes Seashore is one step closer to national dairy farm
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Point Reyes Seashore is one step closer to national dairy farm

The Park Service’s proposed management plan of the Point Reyes Seashore prioritizes agriculture over wildlife in a national park In Marin County, ranching is more than just a…

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An environmentalist’s guide to Biden’s cabinet
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An environmentalist’s guide to Biden’s cabinet

President-elect Joe Biden has yet to announce several key environmental positions which will show how seriously he intends to take the climate crisis With a new year just…

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EPA reapproves use of dangerous pesticide
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EPA reapproves use of dangerous pesticide

Atrazine, a possible carcinogen and endocrine disruptor, is one of the most commonly used weed killers in the U.S. From recent findings suggesting that COVID-19 was found in…

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