Whitewashing in Hollywood

by Ryan Ricks and Karen Wang Hollywood and Western media at large have always had a history of marginalizing and misrepresenting people of color and other minorities through whitewashing and the exclusion of non-white actors. But can whitewashing really be considered “history” and has Hollywood made progress in terms of representing people of color in […]

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  • CTE In the NFL

    By Jay Maturi “If I knew back then what I know now, I would have never played football. Never.” – Bo Jackson, NFL All-Star and MLB Left-Fielder “CTE is a progressive degenerative disease which afflicts the brain of people who have suffered repeated concussions and traumatic brain injuries, such as athletes who take part in […]

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  • Where Are the Women?

    By Lucia Ponader Women. Politics. These two words, and the thoughts and images that they conjure up, need to be talked about more often. When given the two words “women” and “politics,” one may think of Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, the staggering male to female ratio in politics, or the fact that women obtained the […]

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  • Interest Groups: What Do They Do?

    By Max Ammerman Hello, my dear reader! Today we’re going to talk about Interest Groups, and the effects they have on our government. Ah, the Interest Group: the appendix of the American political system. We know that it’s there, most of us just aren’t entirely sure as to what it does; yet it has the […]

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  • Why Donald Trump Appeals To Voters

    By Jay Maturi On June 16th, 2015, politician and TV personality Donald Trump announced the start of his 2016 run for the United States presidency. Throughout his campaign, many have repeatedly criticized and questioned the tactics that Trump has used. His policies towards women, immigrants, and foreigners have appalled thousands across the nation. How has […]

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  • Dreamer

    By Maddie Sersic Dreams are fascinating. Not the kind that we reminisce in the morning after we wake, but the kind that we can live. The type of dreams that are consistently paired with the words hope and want. These dreams that we aspire to and change our life around seem so important and relevant […]

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  • The Power of the Vote

    By Grace Rozembajgier One week and one day from now, 218,959,000 Americans take the wheel of the country.  With a pull of a lever or push of a button, these eligible voters show how truly similar they are, as they cast votes which promote their differences. While election day can be seen as a divisive time […]

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  • US Women’s Soccer Team Faces Wage Discrimination

    By Grace Rozembajgier With the 2016 Summer Olympics rapidly approaching, the reigning Women’s Olympic and World Cup champions are training hard. However, the US Women’s Soccer Team faces a looming issue regarding pay. The team is paid less than the men despite the fact that the women are not only more successful than the men, […]

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