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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What the Russians can teach us
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What the Russians can teach us

How looking past vodka and politics opens a whole new world What can the Russians teach us? I asked this question as I packed my bags, preparing to…

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The subtle yet sharp politics of “Twin Peaks: The Return”
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The subtle yet sharp politics of “Twin Peaks: The Return”

The gum you like is NOT coming back in style (the gum is America) It’s been a year since the revolutionary third season of “Twin Peaks” began its…

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Behind Backstage: Concert production, women and mops
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Behind Backstage: Concert production, women and mops

A look at the obstacles women face when attempting to break into concert industry There’s something magical in attending a concert; working one, however, brings you back to…

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Religious extremists have been emboldened by the self-fulfilling prophecy
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Religious extremists have been emboldened by the self-fulfilling prophecy

In attempts to bring about the apocalypse, Christians, Jews and Muslims forgo the basic principles of their religions The reaction to violence is almost always violent retaliation. If…

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Incels: Misogyny on the dark web
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Incels: Misogyny on the dark web

The dark web has proved fertile ground for men who hate women The dark web has long been a haven for some of the most unpleasant aspects of…

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Don’t be fooled — Trump still doesn’t care about the environment
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Don’t be fooled — Trump still doesn’t care about the environment

The president’s potential negotiations with California are fueled by money, not a conscience As a child, I was prone to worrying. To me, that was a normal feeling…

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By focusing on the past, Muslims continue to live in it
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By focusing on the past, Muslims continue to live in it

It may benefit Muslims to put to rest a 7th-century division I would never argue that people should not know their own history, nor that of others. I…

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She thought her Facebook feed was normal. Then she found out about clickbait
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She thought her Facebook feed was normal. Then she found out about clickbait

Although mostly harmless, clickbait can have negative political and social repercussions Clickbait is one of the most pervasive and hard-to-ignore features of the Internet in the 21st century.…

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Smugness, explained for idiots
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Smugness, explained for idiots

Liberals are right about many things, but the way they communicate isn’t one of them Liberals are frequently accused of being smug — often deservingly. But in the…

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More rappers should tackle environmental racism
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More rappers should tackle environmental racism

Music needs to showcase the effects of climate change on minority communities In the United States, music is everything. Nothing speaks more strongly to the psyche of young…

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Why Russia isn’t dangerous
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Why Russia isn’t dangerous

By placing Russia on a scary list, the U.S. government ignores reality In January, the State Department revamped its system of travel advisories, making it easier for American…

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Have Trump’s Twitter wars brokered a peace between North and South Korea?
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Have Trump’s Twitter wars brokered a peace between North and South Korea?

Diplomacy in the digital age Donald Trump is undoubtedly the first President of the United States to use Twitter as a form of diplomacy. That is, if you…

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