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How Far Does Chinese Influence Reach in America?

How Far Does Chinese Influence Reach in America?

By Rob Mullins, Reporter

October 17, 2019

Since April, one story that has not been able to escape the public eye is the issue of riots in Hong Kong. Protesters took to the streets to protest the passage of a bill that would allow for those accused of crimes in Hong Kong to be extradited to mainland China. This bill was met with massive opposition...

Congressional Term Limits: The Logical Choice

Congressional Term Limits: The Logical Choice

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

March 11, 2019

“No person who has served 6 terms as a Representative shall be eligible for election to the House of Representatives. No person who has served 2 terms as a Senator shall be eligible for election or appointment to the Senate.” While instating congressional term limits would be difficult, it is not by any...

The Yemeni Civil War: How Many More Lives is Too Many?

The Yemeni Civil War: How Many More Lives is Too Many?

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

March 1, 2019

Across the world, many noteworthy events go unreported. From a realistic perspective, this is expected; after all, most Americans (even college-educated ones) do not know fundamental facts about immigration, the global economy, and international organizations like NATO and the UN. Americans neither know...

Congressional Term Limits: An Idea as Irresponsible as it is Improbable

Congressional Term Limits: An Idea as Irresponsible as it is Improbable

By Robert Mullins, Assistant Reporter

February 22, 2019

We are only in the very beginning of the 116th Congress, and already, freshmen legislators have hosted a new plague to haunt the halls of the Capitol: an epidemic of terrible ideas. These ideas range from unrealistically ambitious, to downright implausible. Obviously, the most talked-about example of this ...

Addressing Climate Change: Changing a Culture

Addressing Climate Change: Changing a Culture
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By Alexander Pralea, Editor

December 13, 2018

In 2006, Al Gore released a film that was years in the making: An Inconvenient Truth. Reporters heralded him as a hero and luminary who used his position of influence to increase public awareness of the pressing issue of climate change. He made few factual errors and was thus universally considered among sc...

A Rebuttal: Why You Maybe Shouldn’t Vote

A Rebuttal: Why You Maybe Shouldn’t Vote

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

November 4, 2018

Yes, I hear them. Voting is a fundamental aspect of one's civic duty, they say. Voting is the bedrock of democracy, they argue. Voting is the only way to address tyranny, they declare. Voting is fun, they affirm. I beg to differ. In 1921, when Hitler was elected leader of the Nazi party by a demoralizing...

In Defense of Voting and Democracy

In Defense of Voting and Democracy

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

November 1, 2018

It is not only true that voting actually matters but it also necessary for the country to function. But before we get to the major impact of one person’s vote, we have to see the impact of voting in general. Voting is the only way for a democracy to function. Voting keeps politicians accountable. It...

Zebra Mussels: A Warning Tale

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

October 14, 2018

A ship begins the arduous journey from Istanbul in along the Black Sea, filling its ballasts with water to maintain its balance. Inflated with water, the ship voyages to ports along North America, burrowing deep into the Great Lakes. There it releases its full ballasts, releasing countless species i...

Glioblastoma: Developing a Treatment

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

May 6, 2018

   In today's political arena, few politicians have elicited more polarized opinions in the American people than Senator John McCain, whose spars with a refractory president have left advocates more supportive than ever before. Regardless of one's views on political issues, something that transcends ...

Putting Prepositions at the End of Sentences: A Stylistic Choice or an Error?

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

April 24, 2018

This question, whether one can place prepositions at the end of sentence, has ruffled grammarians for the past century, pitting modernists against traditionalists. It is highly loaded question, one that affects other hazy aspects of grammar. To discover the answer and the reason why many scholars argue...

The ESRB and Loot Boxes

The ESRB and Loot Boxes

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

April 10, 2018

The ESRB was founded on September 16, 1994 in response to the controversy of games such as Night Trap and Mortal Kombat. It is classified as an American self-regulatory organization that assigns age and content ratings to consumer video games. Recently, the ESRB has found itself in the line of fire for...

Extinction: The Story of the Northern White Rhino

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

April 2, 2018

With the death of Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, an entire species is destined to evaporate from the earth. 45 years old, he had long suffered from age-related health problems, and veterinarians at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy made the difficult choice of euthanizing him to remedy his pain....

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