Long-distance relationships devalue your college experience
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Long-distance relationships devalue your college experience

Why your long-distance relationship is tethering you down In what is the most unabridged capitalization of my own personal turmoil, I’d like to discuss the long-distance relationship. At…

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Fare hikes: are they fair?
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Fare hikes: are they fair?

Raising fares is a possible option for financing public transportation, but it’s more complicated than we think  Public transportation is great for a myriad of reasons — like…

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Catfishing and the loneliness pandemic
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Catfishing and the loneliness pandemic

Predatory catfish are preying on our loneliness and desperation Tinder announced last week that it would give users a blue checkmark if they passed its new catfishing test.…

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Don’t be a stranger to foreign films
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Don’t be a stranger to foreign films

Just read the subtitles “We don’t make films for continents or countries — filmmakers create films for their personal dreams and obsessions,” said “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho in…

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Public transportation is exactly what you need during vacation
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Public transportation is exactly what you need during vacation

Enrich your next urban adventure by leaving the car at home and deleting the Uber app I have spent my entire life in the San Francisco Bay Area.…

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California is leading the way in the fight for privacy
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California is leading the way in the fight for privacy

CCPA the first step in race to take back our data privacy In 1890, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called privacy “the right to be left alone.”…

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We shouldn’t be afraid of horror films
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We shouldn’t be afraid of horror films

Scary movies have more to offer than cheap thrills Out of all the films nominated for best picture in Oscars history, only six have belonged to the horror…

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Shifting to public transit will help shape our society, culture and economy for the better
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Shifting to public transit will help shape our society, culture and economy for the better

Transportation is significant for more than just movement I am not a fan of cars or driving. With very few and notable exceptions, long drives are in no…

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Cats: why the film medium doesn’t work for every story
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Cats: why the film medium doesn’t work for every story

Some things should be left on stage When a bad movie is released during the year, I always feel the urge to tell my friends about it so…

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Environmental costs of the holiday season
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Environmental costs of the holiday season

Following “green holiday tips” won’t save the planet In the 2018 movie “Leave No Trace,” an Iraq War veteran with PTSD lives with his daughter in the sprawling…

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The future of the NFL looks dystopian
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The future of the NFL looks dystopian

The NFL will never be safe enough We’re a century into the NFL, and I’m not entirely sure if the league is the best or the worst it…

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Sarah Dessen’s Twitter meltdown sheds light on a larger issue
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Sarah Dessen’s Twitter meltdown sheds light on a larger issue

Art should invite response, both positive and negative I’m not an avid reader of young adult literature anymore, but reading YA was a rite of passage for my…

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Eli Manning is no hall of famer
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Eli Manning is no hall of famer

Who qualifies as a hall of famer is becoming increasingly complex in a rapidly changing NFL The NFL Hall of Fame is a tricky business. At its core,…

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Is environmental justice actually possible?
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Is environmental justice actually possible?

And how should we define it? One of my environmental policy professors concluded a recent lecture about environmental justice (EJ) by asking the class whether or not we…

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Women of all ages and backgrounds deserve to have their stories shared
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Women of all ages and backgrounds deserve to have their stories shared

Telling the stories of women means telling stories about a variety of women In anticipation of season three of “The Crown,” which was released on Nov. 17, there…

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