Russia: A closeted bully
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Russia: A closeted bully

Despite its homophobic laws, Russia embraces gay culture in the entertainment world While growing up watching Izmailovsky Park — Russia’s version of SNL — with my family, there…

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Save your diet, save the world
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Save your diet, save the world

As consumers, moving to a plant-based diet will help ensure the long-term survival of the planet Climate change is still a fundamental crisis facing our world today. It…

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Emperor Trump is stark naked, but at least half the population doesn’t care
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Emperor Trump is stark naked, but at least half the population doesn’t care

The president’s handling of the global pandemic should cost him re-election, but will it? For months, the American people listened to President Donald Trump downplay the threat of…

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No one can be honest on social media
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No one can be honest on social media

 Even our private accounts are for the public I’ve had quite a tenure on Instagram. Many of us were in our tender ages during the app’s inception in…

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Cars are ruining your park experience
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Cars are ruining your park experience

To fully escape the city, we need to leave our cars behind too  When I was in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park this past summer, I quickly…

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Entitled commentary culture is taking over our online feeds
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Entitled commentary culture is taking over our online feeds

Twitter’s “Fleets” will exacerbate our culture of entitlement — and they’re stupid  Twitter’s newest feature — “Fleets” — will allow users to post their most fleeting thoughts and…

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The movie rating system is pointless
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The movie rating system is pointless

The system is highly subjective and outdated  There is a scene in the movie “Cinema Paradiso” where the town priest reviews every single film to see if anything…

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Unpaid internships are a career barrier
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Unpaid internships are a career barrier

Not everyone can afford to work for months without pay I miss my childhood summers: playing in the front yard ‘til dusk, completing the exhausting “Just Dance 3”…

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Does YouTube want you to move to the right?
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Does YouTube want you to move to the right?

Extremism is now easier to fall into than ever before YouTube is consistently criticized as the platform where — usually –– young white men are radicalized by far-right…

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Is self-sacrifice the key to success? Hustle culture explored in film
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Is self-sacrifice the key to success? Hustle culture explored in film

No pain, no gain, right? Whenever I need a surge of motivation during the exhausting quarter system, I usually turn on “The Devil Wears Prada” so that I…

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We aren’t inclusive when we only accept those who are just like us
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We aren’t inclusive when we only accept those who are just like us

What does it mean to be inclusive? UC Davis has been commended for its diversity and values of inclusion. With so many people on campus — 38,369, according…

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We need to slow down traffic
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We need to slow down traffic

We need the right balance between wide and narrow street lanes  When I was 12, I went to England and noticed something about the design of the neighborhoods…

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Dave Chapelle doesn’t need social media, but everyone else does
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Dave Chapelle doesn’t need social media, but everyone else does

Social media has transformed comedy by elevating it What makes you laugh the most? Is it your friends, family or favorite comedian? Probably not. For most of us,…

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Oscars 2020: A telling and historic night
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Oscars 2020: A telling and historic night

With all odds up against it, the 92nd Academy Awards did not entirely fall flat At its worst, the Oscars can be a pretentious, stodgy ceremony that fails…

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The value of your own company
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The value of your own company

I’ll have my cake and eat it alone, too.  I’m writing this column while sitting alone in the dining hall. There are groups of friends conversing to my…

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