The Dark Side of PETA

By Ryan Ricks Here’s a question: when you think of an organization that supports animal rights and veganism, an organization that fights against animal cruelty, which organization do you think of? Chances are you thought of PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This organization is one of the largest and most popular […]

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  • Trump Administration to Redefine Gender

    By Karen Wang According to The New York Times, members of the Trump administration are considering re-defining sex as a “biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” The move is in direct contrast to an Obama-era policy of loosely defining sex to also encompass an individual’s personal identity, not determined by sex designation at […]

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  • Google and Censorship

    By Sarah Naidu The Chinese government has long been known for its extensive Internet censorship, blocking information regarding political opponents, foreign outlets, human rights, freedom of speech, and news that the Communist Party does not approve of. The government had even restricted access to Google through the country’s Great Firewall; however, that will soon change. […]

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  • The Populist Wave in Italy

    By Ryan Ricks Italy now faces a hung Parliament and large populist victories after parliamentary elections on March 12th. While 50% of voters voted for populist and other right wing parties, no parties received enough votes to rule alone. Two rival populist parties are now vying for control of the government. The 5-Star Movement, popular […]

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  • On Responses to Another Mass Shooting

    by Josh Watson For some unfortunate reason, people decide to kill other people. Through this reality, the Australian government unanimously decided to create comprehensive gun laws including criminal background checks, 28-day waiting periods, and a “justifiable” reason other than self-defense for owning a firearm. In addition, Australia enacted strict gun laws that banned semi-automatic rifles […]

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