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Epic vs Apple: Why Market Competition is Good
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Epic vs Apple: Why Market Competition is Good

By KIAN MAHMOUDI Staff Writer Epic Games updated its flagship battle royale game "Fortnite" with a permanent 20% discount on "V-Bucks," the in-game currency last month on August 13. By the end of the day, Fortnite was removed from both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, leading Epic to file lawsuits against Apple and Google for antitrust violations and anticompetitive behavior.

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Crypto-Wars: The Fight for Online Privacy

By ALBERT RONG Staff Writer COVID-19 has sent society into disarray as people try to adjust their daily lives to a new reality. Underneath the cloak of chaos, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and California’s very own Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), amongst many others, have cosponsored the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of...

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A Perspective in This Time of Crisis

By ARUSH MEHROTRA Staff Writer “I can’t breath.”  These were George Floyd’s last words as former Officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department murdered Floyd by putting his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight and a half minutes straight.  The era of slavery and Jim Crow was defined by social and legal...

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The Real Heroes in the Coronavirus Situation: A Satire

By NEHA BHARDWAJ Staff Writer The media has repeatedly championed the so-called heroes during this “pandemic” – healthcare workers, scientists, and other frontline workers. Frankly, it sickens me to see such flagrant lies paraded about by the media sources that we trust to give us reliable information. So, in the spirit of dispelling these heinous...

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He Name, He Saw, He Conquered: the Chronicles of X-AE A-12 (A Satire)

By JAX ARMSTRONG Staff writer Dusk has fallen, and the Healers of Valor have risen to the second coming of the messiah.  A genius, a savant, the unquestionable reincarnate of our leader, the future of the millenium, X-AE A-12. Conceived under the light of god, birthed from the Virgin Mary vicariously through the flesh of...

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7 Reasons Why We Support Joe Biden in America’s Most Critical Election Ever

By JAX ARMSTRONG, NEHA BHARDWAJ, LUKE CURTIS, NIKKI GHAEMI, ARUSH MEHROTRA, NIMA MOVAHEDI, & OZHAN ZARIFI Staff Writers   1. Joe Biden will protect our air, land, water, endangered species, and people   Combating the growing threat, and considerable damage to climate change has become one of the cornerstones of the Progressive movement. These beliefs...

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Let’s Insult, But Better

By CHRIS CHAE Staff Writer You’ve all heard the saying: “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” That childhood proverb could not be more wrong. Words have power, they always have and always will. Words allow us to communicate, as they are one of the most clear and direct...

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In Support of a Pass/Fail Grading System

By NIKKI GHAEMI Staff Writer On Tuesday, April 14, the IUSD School Board voted unanimously to change grading to a “pass/fail” system for the 2020 spring semester, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made after considering different perspectives and a lot of deliberation. After watching the meeting via live stream and speaking with...

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How to Stop The Republican Assault on Voting Rights

By JAX ARMSTRONG Staff Writer A functioning democracy is one that encapsulates the voice of all of its participating constituents. The whole premise of a democracy is to give power to the people, specifically by letting them choose members of the government either directly or indirectly. Democracy in the United States is being compromised by...