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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...

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2016 Presidential Candidates

By PHOEBE SOLOMON Staff Writer With incumbent president Barack Obama’s term nearing its end, recent months have been rife with campaign announcements from presidential hopefuls.  These candidates, stemming not only from preeminent Democratic and Republican parties but also from the Independent and Green party tickets, have already embarked on their respective campaign trails in anticipation...

Homework: Obsolete and Ineffective
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Homework: Obsolete and Ineffective

By SARMAD SHERAZ Contributing Writer The purpose and usefulness of issuing homework daily is not a new issue; it has been debated in education systems for years. Homework is something that affects everyone at some point in their lives. Everyone does it, whether it is in elementary school, middle school or high school. By the time...

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Feeding the controversy at Gitmo

On May 23, United States District Judge Gladys Kessler overturned a ruling that would have prevented the U.S. military from force-feeding a Guantánamo Bay (Gitmo) prisoner who was staging a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment. According to the Los Angeles (LA) Times, Judge Kessler authorized the military to continue force-feeding 43-year-old Syrian Jihad Ahmed...

The credibility of PETA
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The credibility of PETA

It is not easy to read stories or watch videos of animal cruelty. As someone who likes turtles and other animals, I want to protest against circuses and other companies that have little or no morals for animals. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), one of the largest animal-rights organizations in the United...