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Let’s Make Voting Mandatory

By ARUSH MEHROTRA Staff Writer Shortly after the 2014 elections, Senator Bernie Sanders admonished the country, saying “Americans should be embarrassed.” The low voter turnout, he wrote in The Guardian, “was an international disgrace.” Indeed, it is a disgrace. The fact that only about 36.4% of the American electorate took the time to go and...

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The Global Response to COVID-19

By ARUSH MEHROTRA Staff Writer I am sure many of you are familiar with Wuhan. Whether you are watching the TV, reading the newspaper, or just conversing with your family and friends, the word Wuhan seems to inevitably find its way in any of those situations.  Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei Province, is...

A Criticism of America’s Justice System: Capital Punishment
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A Criticism of America’s Justice System: Capital Punishment

By ARUSH MEHROTRA Staff Writer “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper to a night already devoid of stars.” This quote by Martin Luther King Jr. exemplifies my position regarding the barbaric nature of capital punishment. The death penalty was used during the Reign of Terror in France, during the Dark Ages of the...

An Examination of Healthcare in 2020
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An Examination of Healthcare in 2020

By OZHAN ZARIFI and NIMA MOHAVEDI Staff Writers One of the most important issues in this coming election is what is going to happen to the nation’s healthcare options and what could potentially happen to Medicare and/or Medicaid. As of early March, there are three candidates still vying for the office of the Presidency, with...

Why Military Recruitment at High Schools Should be Outlawed
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Why Military Recruitment at High Schools Should be Outlawed

By JAX ARMSTRONG Staff Writer At the initial conception of the United States of America, teengagers were encouraged to join the American military and motivated to fight for their nation’s sovereignty. In the midst of the civil war, military service was made to be mandatory for young males, primarily ages 21-30, and since then, the...

The Drawbacks of Single-Sex Education
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The Drawbacks of Single-Sex Education

By NEHA BHARDWAJ Staff Writer Single-sex schools, once an institution reserved almost exclusively for private or religious establishments, have recently becoming a rising force in the public education sector in the United States. According to the National Association for Single Sex Public Education, “between 2002 and 2012, the number of single-sex public schools in the...

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Tetrominos: A tier list

By ALBERT RONG What is the best Tetromino? This is the definitive tierlist and if you disagree with me, you are nitpicking and biased.   Now I can already hear all of you guys complaining “Top tier? Oh, it’s the I piece. Tetris for Jeff is a funny meme” or if you’re an elitist ********,...

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The Case Against Caucuses

By DYLAN DU & NANMA PILLAI News Editor & Business Manager There are certain facts of life that everyone can agree on. The fact that Avatar: The Last Airbender was an amazing series. That the Seahawks should have run the ball. And that caucuses are stupid. For those of us who are unfamiliar with the...

An Argument for a Sanders Presidency
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An Argument for a Sanders Presidency

By JAX ARMSTRONG & OZHAN ZARIFI Staff Writers On Tuesday, March 3rd, the democratic primary in California will take place. Primary elections are specifically used to narrow the field of candidates going into the general election, which ultimately determines the final positions of the governance. One of the current running candidates, polling 2nd after Joe...