Social Media Echo Chambers: Fake news and confirmation bias in the online era
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Social Media Echo Chambers: Fake news and confirmation bias in the online era

How misinformation, personal bias threaten critical thought Fake news: it’s a phrase we hear more and more in today’s political climate in reference to sensationalist and oftentimes entirely…

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An American identity of fear-mongering
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An American identity of fear-mongering

Our political environment is ripe with fear and laziness At a recent rally in Texas, Trump declared himself a “nationalist,” embracing the title while ridiculing globalism, much to…

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Lies on Instagram
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Lies on Instagram

Instagram users often glorify their lives to attract more “likes,” attention In many ways Instagram has surpassed Facebook in terms of social engagement levels. And as far as…

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#MeToo is scared of the sex talk
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#MeToo is scared of the sex talk

Talking about male sexuality is a good way forward In the wake of the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein that kickstarted the #MeToo movement, the New York…

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A democracy that discourages voting
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A democracy that discourages voting

Under the nonexistent threat of voter fraud, Republicans suppress minority votes Despite becoming president of the United States of America following the 2016 election, Donald Trump, and numerous…

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Clickbait: Fake news on social media
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Clickbait: Fake news on social media

Social media users should make sure that their information comes from a reliable source Anyone who is well-acquainted with social media has probably been exposed to neo-yellow journalism,…

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Campus culture wars
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Campus culture wars

  How an unwillingness to debate is creating a toxic campus political environment According to UCLA researchers, college first-years are more politically polarized today than they have been…

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The Syrian refugee crisis is part of a long-held anti-refugee sentiment in the U.S.
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The Syrian refugee crisis is part of a long-held anti-refugee sentiment in the U.S.

Americans fail to uphold the ideals of Lady Liberty The Syrian refugee crisis, the largest refugee and displacement crisis since World War II, has displaced over 11 million…

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Blame the Democrats for Brett Kavanaugh
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Blame the Democrats for Brett Kavanaugh

Why going “nuclear” is killing America America is lilting toward the latter half of the motto, “United we stand, divided we fall.” It’s a scary thought, ripe with…

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The Turning Point Fiasco: Could organization be operating on campus?
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The Turning Point Fiasco: Could organization be operating on campus?

Charlie Kirk’s strategic modus operandi to take over student governments nationwide Turning Point USA is a 501(c)(3) that was founded in 2012 to organize conservative students on college…

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Opening Thoughts
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Opening Thoughts

Parsing some of the top stories this summer When I don’t know what to write, I like to read the news. It’s probably what everyone –– journalists and…

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Suppressing activism through censorship
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Suppressing activism through censorship

  University administrators must not allow campus-wide surveillance of student activists On May 24, 2018, a coalition group of activists fervently gathered in the George L. Mee Room on…

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Shoot your shot while you’ve still got it
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Shoot your shot while you’ve still got it

College is short — don’t always prioritize school over once-in-a-lifetime opportunities The reality of commencement didn’t hit me until mid-Winter Quarter of my final year. It was around…

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For millions of covered women, the hijab isn’t a tool for oppression
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For millions of covered women, the hijab isn’t a tool for oppression

While some women are forced to cover, there are millions who choose to do so, and it’s important to know why In an era that saw the Free…

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Why Tinder can be emotionally damaging for women
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Why Tinder can be emotionally damaging for women

The dating app can further exploit the double bind that women experience related to sex Tinder has long been considered a legitimate dating forum in the online world.…

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