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“Thoughts and Prayers” Aren’t Really Working

“Thoughts and Prayers” Aren’t Really Working

Josh Martins-Caulfield

October 15, 2017


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America has a gun problem. According to Max Fischer of The Washington Post, the United States had the highest rate of gun ownership per capita in the world in 2012: with nearly 90 guns per 100 people. In the same study, the next closest country is Yemen, a country that hosts a branch of Al Qaeda and ...

Is Twitter part of the new diplomacy?

Is Twitter part of the new diplomacy?

Miles Klapthor

October 12, 2017


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According to Statista, a statistics recording website, 2.46 billion people worldwide now use social media, including 208.91 million Americans—about 78% of the country. And according to a study by Informate Mobile Intelligence, Americans spend as much as 4.7 hours using social media or smartphones per...

Strangers at Home

Strangers at Home

Mira Simonton-Chao

October 3, 2017


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I have lived three and a half miles away from my grandparents home since before I can remember. White paint stained yellow from years of heavy snow and rain, and shingles sagging under the weight of past burdens, it is a house held together by loose thread. The walls, covered in maps, photographs, n...

The Dangers of Clickbait and Fake News

The Dangers of Clickbait and Fake News

Atticus Dewey

June 5, 2017


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Before this article begins I would like to state that this article is not talking about trusted news sources. However, it is talking about clickbait titles and fake news that some websites distribute. Clickbaiting has become an issue that is one of the most commonly talked about and most commonly talk...

Going for the Green

Going for the Green

Sacha Verlon

May 31, 2017


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Ever since global climate change became prominent in politics, the majority of Republicans have rejected the idea and the scientific evidence behind it. Because of this, many Republicans feel that shifting our energy consumption from primarily fossil fuel-based to renewable-based is pointless, and block any le...

Will Ann Arbor’s New Tobacco Law Really Make a Difference?

Will Ann Arbor’s New Tobacco Law Really Make a Difference?

Ally Einhaus

May 30, 2017


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On Aug. 4, 2016, Ann Arbor city officials approved the ordinance of raising the legal tobacco purchase age. The ordinance went into effect on Jan. 1, making Ann Arbor the only city in Michigan to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. This also made Ann Arbor the first city i...

Why It’s Okay to Be Offended

Why It’s Okay to Be Offended

Andie Tappenden and Gina Liu

May 10, 2017


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“I don’t like when people say ‘you can’t say that,’” said Sawyer Dupree, a 10th grader who argues that society may be too sensitive at times. “How do you feel when people say triggered? Cause’ I think that’s hilarious. I think it’s really funny. But, I’ve met people like ‘you c...

Don’t Take Away Our Health Care

Don’t Take Away Our Health Care

Zoe Lubetkin

May 3, 2017


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On April 13, Trump signed into order H.J. Res. 43, a bill which allows states to withhold funding-provided by Title X of the Public Health Service Act-from Planned Parenthood. This overturned regulation by the previous administration - passed on Jan. 18 - which stated that Title X recipients cannot ...

To Bomb or Not To Bomb

To Bomb or Not To Bomb

Mazey Perry

April 21, 2017


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First, it was Russians hacking the 2016 election, then the bombs dropped in Syria, and now North Korea is threatening war. What do we do? At this point, nobody, not even the United States government, has a correct answer to this question. Still searching for an answer, no method is off the table, but weapons...

Access Denied: The Muslim Ban at Home

Access  Denied: The  Muslim Ban at Home

Suephie Saam

April 21, 2017


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In wake of the Muslim ban, I feel saddened to call this country my home. I feel saddened that to some, diversity is not our strength, and that the oppression of thousands of Muslim-Americans is now seen as normal. I, having two parents who were born in Iran, one of the countries under the ban, and havi...

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