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March For Your Life
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March For Your Life

By KRISHAN PATEL Copy Editor Get up now and march for your life, For there’s more funeral invitations to send. There is no end in sight to the strife, The next shooting’s always round the bend. It’s caused American families to be wrecked. Congress refuses to pass a solution. Most want universal background checks, But...

Removing Mulan from the Legend of Mulan?
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Removing Mulan from the Legend of Mulan?

BY RAINA ZHAO Staff Writer On October 10th, an article titled “An Open Letter to the Creators of Disney’s Live-Action Feature Film ‘The Legend of Mulan’” appeared on the popular blog, Angry Asian Man. In the letter, an anonymous movie industry insider described the speculation script bought by Disney as, shockingly, featuring a white male...

Liar, liar, Carson’s pants are on fire
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Liar, liar, Carson’s pants are on fire

By ARIANA APOSTOL-DOOLEY Staff Writer Egyptian pyramids were used for storing grain, homosexuality is a choice and evolution is fake, according to Ben Carson, Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential election. The Center for Politics at the University of Virginia places Carson in second place for electoral college ratings, behind only Donald Trump. Carson has...

Columbus Day should no longer be celebrated
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Columbus Day should no longer be celebrated

By ARIANA APOSTOL-DOOLEY Staff Writer Columbus Day, a national holiday since 1937, celebrates the Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus for his “discovery” of the Americas in 1492 and the consequent beginnings of Western civilization in what would become the United States. While the idea of celebrating what was virtually the start of the U.S. may sound appealing, the reality...

India: prose
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India: prose

By RAVINA PATEL Staff Writer As soon as I stepped off the plane, I was hit by the overwhelming smell of smoke and manure. I looked outside to see shrubs, mud, and a smoggy haze. I had low expectations, but my mother’s excitement about visiting her homeland was infectious, and I tried to give the...

Giving in to Terrorism?: The Interview
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Giving in to Terrorism?: The Interview

By AKANKSHA SAH Staff Writer When Sony received an email from North Korea threatening a terrorist attack like the “11th of September” if it released its new movie, “The Interview,” Sony released a public statement that it would not release the movie. The initial announcement sent shockwaves throughout the world. Although the movie was ultimately...

Cultures: a poem
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Cultures: a poem

  By: ELISE RIO Staff Writer Culture problems surround me in the US I am constantly being asked, “Where are you from?” Constantly having to explain, “No, I’m not American.” I speak with an accent, I know. No, I do not eat escargot, and No, we do not say ‘oui oui’. I’m in France and...

An ERA later: No change yet
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An ERA later: No change yet

In 1964, the United States Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was intended to end all discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 responded to and took place during the time of the Civil Rights movement.  Although it applies to other...