Spotify: superior streaming service
May20

Spotify: superior streaming service

As technology progresses, so does accessibility. For decades, music was only accessible through mediums like vinyl, cassette tapes, CDs, and digital downloads. Now, we see the rise of streaming services. With the decline in music sales in both digital (through services like iTunes) as well as physical (namely CDs), who is to blame? Services like Spotify and Apple Music are becoming more and more popular, and many people debate between...

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Graffiti: destruction of public property or art
May19

Graffiti: destruction of public property or art

  Graffiti is a crime against communities and small businesses.   For the working “mom and pop” businesses, graffiti hurts their property value, drives away business in the surrounding communities thus causing stagnate communities and businesses. Graffiti shows the inhumane and barbaric way we treat our community, the way we treat our parks, schools and vehicle is pure savagery. But graffiti to be treated as “street art” is a...

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Cutting carbs will make losing weight difficult
May16

Cutting carbs will make losing weight difficult

Depriving yourself of carbohydrates is the absolute worst thing you can do to your body. We are taught at a young age that carbs are bad, and that we shouldn’t consume much rice, bread, or pasta. Days before an event, both men and women scramble to lose weight and resort to cutting out all carbs. This makes them grumpy and sad, because what’s life without a good slice of bread? The typical low carb diet is focused on meat, fish, and...

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Mental health demands vigilant actions in schools
May16

Mental health demands vigilant actions in schools

If a child eats their veggies, does some jumping jacks and sleeps a few hours at night, they’re perfectly healthy, right? Wrong, that’s not always the case. American society has deemed this ideal as ‘healthy.’ However, many Americans neglect the other very crucial element that contributes to well-being: mental health. American society has a problem, there is not enough emphasis placed on nurturing and prioritizing mental...

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It’s time to repeal the second amendment
Apr19

It’s time to repeal the second amendment

It is time to declare that owning a gun is not a human right and to stop equating it with the ideals as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom from unreasonable search and seizure. The love for guns in America is a virulent hidebound ideology that has perverted the American conscience and educed more terrorism than any of the supposed Islamic bogeymen our leaders and media wring their hands over. Convictions with too much...

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Diversity reaches the film industry
Apr19

Diversity reaches the film industry

In 2018, it’s time that we give mainstream media recognition to movies featuring characters who aren’t straight white people. Directors and filmmakers have gotten backlash for years due to white washing casts, and rightfully so. It appears the hope of getting an accurate cast of African-American actors seemed bleak, and then came “Black Panther”. “Black Panther”, released in February 2018 by The Walt Disney Co. (under Marvel Comics,...

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