The Mannequin Challenge is the latest internet craze, being labeled the new Ice Bucket Challenge. The concept is quite simple: people upload videos of themselves as though they’re frozen in time. This trend started last week and has taken social media by storm, with celebrities and influencers partaking with enthusiasm by pretending to be mannequins. […]

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If you’re anything like me, the drastic change our country went through this past Tuesday was not only heartbreaking, but it also really screwed with my week. The devastating aftermath of this tragic occurrence showed itself on a national level all over the country less than 24 hours after the election. On a personal level, […]

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1. Charlie Brown (“The Peanuts”) Charlie Brown didn’t go back and teach us about the Constitution for us to not use our constitutional right to vote. We also didn’t spend all those years rewatching “The Birth of the Constitution: This is America Charlie Brown” for nothing, either. Charlie and his friends would have been tremendously […]

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The United States is currently battling the biggest heroin epidemic we have seen in decades. Let’s take a look at how this problem came to loom on Americans. During the mid-1800s, opium addiction was a major craze amongst Americans. To combat this issue, opium addicts were provided with a supposedly less potent and nonaddictive drug […]

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Kids impress me every day. You never know how they are going to surprise you, either by the words that come out of their mouths or the robots they build out of a box. Either way, it is extremely heartwarming to watch a child impress you beyond anything you initially thought they could do. In […]

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To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Cosmopolitan magazine has plastered Satan incarnate Kris Jenner and her five female spawn — Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie — on its November cover. “American’s First Family” the headline reads. “First family?” you might be thinking. “Doesn’t America already have a first family?” Yes we do, and they are […]

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Last Sunday, Queen Hillary Rodham Clinton announced what we all have been waiting for: she is officially running for president in 2016. After writing a post about Clinton’s political prowess and what I thought we could expect from her as the election draws closer, I started to think about Clinton’s evolution from first lady to […]

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LGBTQ rights activists rejoice. The U.S. President Barack Obama administration finally took a stance against LGBT conversion therapy on Wednesday. Though no therapy-banning legislation is slated to follow, it’s monumental that the president even commented on an LGBT issue other than same-sex marriage. This is proof that petitions can actually work. The White House’s statement is […]

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Among America’s younger generations, especially the neophyte voters, being affiliated with the Republican Party seems to be rare. This may be for a couple of reasons, which all go back to a core problem that the Grand Old Party is attempting to tackle in 2016. Young GOP affiliates may be quiet supporters and don’t necessarily […]

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By Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein Politics is confusing. It’s complicated, multifaceted and hard to keep up with. Undoubtedly, there are many concepts that people don’t really grasp about politics, and it’s acceptable to misunderstand certain ideas. On the other hand, there’s common sense, and on Saturday, Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for U.S. Representative Stephen […]

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