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US Gun Violence: Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword

The USA is stuck in a Perpetuum Mobile of gun violence and mass shootings. After yet another mass school shooting in Florida that ended innocent lives far too early, ripped families apart, and left many traumatized, we have to ask ourselves: where exactly did it go wrong? This is not yet another prompt for gun control or an “all guns are bad” article. This is the sincere question of a human being dumbstruck by the frequent nonsensical violence in supposedly one of the greatest nations on earth.
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The Church of Scientology: Are You Curious?

Chances are, you heard of the Church of Scientology at least once in your life. You probably even heard it specifically with the name of Tom Cruise attached to it. Chances are, however, you have no real idea what they’re actually about. But you’re intrigued, especially since they ran a perfectly cryptic clip during the Superbowl, asking the simple question: Are you curious? If you are, make this your first stop to read what Scientology is and does, and why you should stay far away from it.
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Does the Future of Feminism Equal Inequality?

The future of feminism may be in jeopardy. Feminism used to be defined as a forward-thinking movement for equality of the sexes, but modern day feminism has earned a pretty abysmal reputation. Today, feminists are widely considered to be little more than petty man haters and there is plenty of evidence to support that impression. As feminists continue to divide upon and debate over the various issues that society faces today, their collective cooperation and collaboration continue to dwindle. Tens of thousands of women have abandoned the movement altogether, and many even consider themselves to be “anti-feminist.”
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Alexander the Great: The Peculiar Case of Macedonia

“Alexander the Great was Macedonian!” – This is a sentence echoing in my head since my childhood. I can’t even remember how many times I’ve heard or read that exact phrase. Greeks grew up having to take on a very rich, complex, and “heavy” heritage. And the zenith of said heritage could arguably be Alexander the Great. You know who this guy is, right? You’ve seen the movies and all the triumphs that made a very small country, Greece, one of the greatest empires ever. Or was it Greek after all? The Former Yugoslavia Republic Of Macedonia, or FYROM, doesn’t think so. Read more

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Trump’s State of the Union Address: I’m a Bigot and I Know It

The President’s State of the Union Address is one of the most important speeches in American politics each and every year. It is a chance to address the situations of the country and to inform Democrats, Republicans, and the public alike on what’s to come. While many had hoped President Donald Trump to seek compromises and highlight reasonable unity, he didn’t really. The word left his mouth but was soon forgotten when he took the “Dreamers” hostage for the sake of his fancy border wall.
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Cannabis: The Neverending Controversy of a Flower

Feels good, doesn’t it? The feeling that comes after inhaling the THC from a joint of cannabis. Basically, every part of your body is heightened and you can’t help but feel on top of the world. At this point, most people would say they are high. Nothing will get you down. You are probably thinking to yourself that marijuana is nature’s best bounty to humanity. But why smoke in secrecy? Why not share nature’s gift in public? Oh, that’s right. You might just find yourself suffering huge fines or worse, get behind bars. It seems not everybody is happy with you smoking cannabis, huh?
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Global Warming: The Coral Reefs are Dying

It is an open secret that the environment is fading away. Yet again, another chunk of the ecosystem is vanishing faster than expected. Coral Reefs have been on a sharp decline in the past 30 years. The colorful ocean base used to rage with life. It is now being replaced with an expansive grey region where life is increasingly absent. Our Coral Reefs are dying due to coral bleaching, caused by global warming.
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Innocent Until Proven Guilty Justice

Innocent Until Proven Guilty or Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

“Innocent until proven guilty” is one of the oldest ideals in the judicial branches of government. The idea of innocent until proven guilty in the American legal system goes like this: A defendant is given a fair trial and is subject to the same human rights as everyone else. Punishment can only be delivered after evidence and final decisions are made in the court.
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The Truth about Sexual Violence: Privilege, Power, and Abuse

Oprah’s inspiring acceptance speech was met with enthusiastic applause at the 75th annual Golden Globes, where this year, celebrities dressed for a cause instead of red carpet trendiness. Donning their black gowns and #TimesUp pins as a public display of unity for sexual harassment survivors and allies, they roared in solidarity as Oprah powerfully boomed, “the time is up!” In the same week, however, 1500 miles away from the festivities, another young man became a convicted sex offender. This is the truth of sexual violence.
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American Stories: The United States Between War and Fiction

Comparable to a poker game, demonstrating the intentions of a play can cost us the entire game. In chess, before moving a piece, we must think at least three moves ahead. Moving a chess piece without considering the consequences, would put us at a disadvantage. The United States gives life to these analogies. In the game of global domination, they know very well which pieces to move and what expressions to maintain.
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