By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton A second case of Ebola in the United States has been found, and the outbreak of the deadly virus is already becoming politicized. Anthony Zurcher, editor of BBC’s Echo Chambers blog, reported on Monday that the United States’ potential mishandlings of Ebola patients and isolation may be a result of lack […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton Name-calling is a part of communication from the moment we start talking. Inevitably, it pervades politics too. BBC News Magazine writer Jon Kelly recently published an article on this very topic. He poses the question, “Why are lattes associated with liberals?” In his article, he dissects the reasoning behind […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton “I can’t believe that’s only the first time we’ve heard about an officer being attacked,” I recently overheard a classmate say, upon hearing the news that two police officers were shot this past Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. His tone implied that it would be legitimate for the African American […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton Memorizing dates and long, less-than-memorable names is important for a history exam. There’s also this test called LIFE, and if we are going to be functioning members of society, we need to know what’s going on in it. This column is here to do “political science” — to break down the […]

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