Sarah Burstein @sarahh_burstein Back in October, I wrote a blog on the power of YouTube vloggers reaching unprecedented success through gaming channels, makeup tutorials, video diaries or a combination of the three. At that time, the Internet was blowing up over news of popular British vlogger, Sam Pepper, who had released a “prank” video in […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton In an interview last year, President Obama expressed that he was proud of his protection of the “Dreamers”—those people who illegally immigrated to the United States as children. However, he posited that he would not be able to continue saving them and the expanding group of immigrants from deportation. […]

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By Lily Purqurian, Staff Writer @lilypurq Senior advisors to the president aren’t often mistaken to be the president. Nor are they often accused of micromanaging the White House’s affairs or clutching onto authority via incorrigibility and favoritism. But Valerie Jarrett is an exception. Jarrett has endured spates of attacks on her legitimacy since the forthcoming of a […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekah_paxton In America, we pride ourselves on having wide access to global media and information, because in the pursuit of happiness we are free to gather information and knowledge for ourselves at our own risk. This may be in danger of change. There are pretty widely known reports of nations like […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekah_paxton On Monday, politics and culture periodical The Week released a video highlighting how men and women running for election this past Tuesday attempted to distance themselves ideologically from the President. Surprisingly, these criticisms of Obama come from a variety of candidates on both sides of the aisle and in […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton No matter how progressive it may seem, the United States still battles with racist tendencies. We often say or think that we are past all of the dark times of civil rights violations, but they remain today in more intrinsic, undermining ways. In 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in […]

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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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By Brandon Lewis, Staff Writer @Brandon_S_Lewis In the wake of the second deadliest shooting in American history, Americans are partaking in a heated debate over the future of gun control. Many are calling for legislation that would address the gun control issue head-on while others believe that little could be done to appease the national […]

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By Amira Francis, Staff Writer @Mircatfrancis If I had to describe Barack Obama’s inauguration speech, one of the first words that comes to mind is: bold (right along with “liberal”). The president addressed many controversial issues in his speech on Monday, including themes such as climate change, gay rights, and immigration. I respect when a […]

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By Brandon Lewis, Staff Writer @Brandon_S_Lewis With the presidential election fewer than two weeks away, many Americans are finalizing their ballot selections. Some are watching playback of the highly publicized debates between Obama and Romney. Others are evaluating the candidates’ stances on important issues. The media and the majority of the country have focused on […]

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