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    Misinformation about pets leads to unnecessary loss

Misinformation about pets leads to unnecessary loss

When a person considers adopting a pet, they are usually quick to judge their options. The future owner evaluates each candidate based on their appearance and personality. However, superstitions and assumptions have permeated the minds of people for decades, influencing new pet owners to steer clear of specific breeds, fur

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    Upper class expectations of poverty are unfair standards of living

Upper class expectations of poverty are unfair standards of living

It’s all too common to do a double take whenever we see the person holding a sign asking for change whip out a cell phone. Maybe we furrow our brows when someone who is infamously short-changed makes mention of a recent vacation. We might even tell ourselves that we don’t

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    Fostering a positive relationship with food is worth the effort

Fostering a positive relationship with food is worth the effort

Content Warning: The following story contains language related to eating disorders. The college lifestyle has always forced students to approach food in a grab-and-go manner. Everything moves way too quickly, and there’s little time to sit down and eat an actual meal. Because of the minimal time presented to students,

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    Incels don’t need sympathy, they need a wake up call

Incels don’t need sympathy, they need a wake up call

Content Warning: The following story contains language related to sexual abuse, violence and suicide. What started as an internet subculture of men dissatisfied with their sex lives has snowballed into what Texas Department of Safety officials call an “emerging domestic terrorism threat.” Self-proclaimed “incels,” also known as involuntary celibates, are

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    Evangelicals’ crusade against groomers must start in their own churches

Evangelicals’ crusade against groomers must start in their own churches

Content Warning: The following story contains language related to sexual assault and child abuse. Conservative evangelicals protested a family-friendly drag event at a local distillery in Roanoke, Texas, on Aug. 28. The protest was based on the  idea that performers were attempting to “groom” the children in attendance. LGBTQ events,

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    How Biden bungled his pro-democracy speech

How Biden bungled his pro-democracy speech

Two weeks ago, President Joe Biden took the stage to defend democracy. Standing in front of Independence Hall, he delivered a 25-minute address in support of free and fair elections, calling out those who threatened them while making a broad appeal to defend “the soul of our nation.” Unfortunately, he

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    How the US can end its ‘forever war’ in Somalia

How the US can end its ‘forever war’ in Somalia

A year after withdrawing from Afghanistan, the United States is reaching the 14th anniversary of its war on terror in Somalia. For the conflict to finally end, the U.S. needs to drastically change its battle strategy against the terrorist group al-Shabab, a Somalia-based Al-Qaeda ally that has antagonized East Africa

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    Letter from the editor: Embracing change, moving forward

Letter from the editor: Embracing change, moving forward

A highly anticipated election season awaits us. Paired with economic uncertainty and public health crises, the next few months will demand a lot from us all. Whether you are a teacher, activist, parent, caretaker or journalist — we all must make time for self-care. Navigating life through the pandemic has

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    Appreciation gone wrong: When obsession takes over

Appreciation gone wrong: When obsession takes over

Content warning: The following story includes language related to mental illness and eating disorders. Reader discretion is advised.  In a list of words stripped of their true meaning, “obsessed” sits proudly at the top. Everyone has been a fan of something and sometimes fan tendencies can spiral into obsession. What

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    Afrofuturism is the new vessel for Black empowerment

Afrofuturism is the new vessel for Black empowerment

Africans have been plagued for centuries by inaccurate depictions promoted by Hollywood and Western media outlets. Combine African and Black cultures with technological innovation reminiscent of a science fiction classic and you might just blow the average person’s mind.  Afrofuturism is the next step in global Black empowerment. Afrofuturism refers

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