Banning chemicals is not enough if the government doesn’t force proper cleanup
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Banning chemicals is not enough if the government doesn’t force proper cleanup

Approximately 25,000 barrels of toxic chemicals were found off the coast of LA after sitting for decades Cancerous sea lions. What might sound like a Cards Against Humanity…

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How divergent narratives of opioid drug addictions create lives of expectation and exception
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How divergent narratives of opioid drug addictions create lives of expectation and exception

Media coverage of the opioid epidemic has significant impacts on policy and public sympathy  Like 2 million Americans, George Floyd struggled with an opioid addiction. However, courtrooms and…

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Vaccine posting: the internet’s newest social currency
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Vaccine posting: the internet’s newest social currency

Posting your vaccination isn’t just feed fodder I got stabbed two  weeks ago, thanks to Pfizer. It’s been a long time coming, this vaccine of ours, and I…

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Let baseball players interview in their native language
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Let baseball players interview in their native language

We need to stop judging people by foreign language interviews Professional baseball players come from all over the world and speak many different native languages; it’s part of…

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Statistical insignificance and dire consequences: How public health data fails marginalized groups
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Statistical insignificance and dire consequences: How public health data fails marginalized groups

Native Americans are excluded and mischaracterized in COVID-19 data, undermining the severity of the pandemic’s impact on their community How does the collection and portrayal of data influence…

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Vague goals and ignorance won’t combat climate change for California
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Vague goals and ignorance won’t combat climate change for California

California’s air quality problem will get worse, especially for people of color, if the government doesn’t take meaningful action Especially in recent years, California has often been portrayed…

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The inevitable death of Snapchat has arrived
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The inevitable death of Snapchat has arrived

Maybe it’s high time we ghost the Ghost Snapchat is a wondrous little app. From its inception, users marveled at the novelty of posting a Snapchat story or…

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Primitive languages do not exist
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Primitive languages do not exist

We need to end discrimination through language Language is what makes us human. Language, the driving force behind how we function today, has been the foundation of society…

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Why are the life choices of Black police brutality victims put on trial?
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Why are the life choices of Black police brutality victims put on trial?

How character assassinations absolve blame from the actual perpetrators—the police When it comes to victims of police brutality, a frequent narrative is touted: They were no angels. Victims…

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Call it what it is—Alabama’s Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act is discrimination
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Call it what it is—Alabama’s Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act is discrimination

Transgender youth and gender affirming care are not items on an agenda Next on the agenda: the livelihoods of transgender youth and the state of gender-affirming care—ploys in…

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TikTok: the champion of the common man
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TikTok: the champion of the common man

The world’s most controversial app should continue to uphold its legacy If you’re like every other person that’s gone through 2020, you’ve either heard about, downloaded or loathed…

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It’s 2021, why are some species still named after confederate leaders?
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It’s 2021, why are some species still named after confederate leaders?

If we’re going to rename things, let’s add some species names to that list too Names have been in the news a lot the past year, whether it’s…

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Reduce, reuse, Russia state-controlled media
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Reduce, reuse, Russia state-controlled media

Take five minutes to think before you share Anyone who has spent five minutes on Instagram has seen clickbaity infographics advertising the “real” truth about social justice issues.…

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Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses to scapegoat
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Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses to scapegoat

In times of crisis, American identity for minorities becomes conditional We are born here, we have generations here and we have ties here. However, we are American until…

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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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