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The Trilateral Process: How Russia broke its agreement to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity

With the war happening right now in Ukraine, many are standing up against Russia. However, what a lot of people don’t know is that in 1994, Russia signed an agreement to never undermine Ukraine’s territorial sovereignty or governing independence.  Before the Soviet Union, or USSR, collapsed in 1991, the government […]

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China’s zero-Covid policy brings stricter lockdown to Shanghai

Shanghai, one of the most economically developed cities in China, has been under lockdown since the end of March. The new Covid outbreak in Shanghai has led to a lockdown policy that is much stricter than even the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. Now, the streets of Shanghai are […]

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“Save the Manatees” is more than just a slogan

After hearing the distressing news that the Paddleboard with Manatees! excursion that my mom and I had signed up to take over Spring Break in Bonita Springs, FL, had gotten rained out, I looked up pictures of manatees to make myself feel better. This is how I found my new […]

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Improving healthcare access in America for all

Access to healthcare in America has been decreasing to devastatingly low numbers. Based on data points collected from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of healthcare access and use in America due to the lack of health insurance has dropped significantly. Significantly impacted by the changing […]

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U.S. Women’s Soccer levels the “paying” field

On Tuesday morning, The U.S. Soccer Federation released a joint statement with the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) announcing a settlement agreement of $24 million, thus ending their equal pay dispute. Now, the two “are proudly standing together in a shared commitment to advancing equality in soccer.”  In March 2019, […]

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Looking back on the Capitol attack of January 6

January 6, 2022, marked the one-year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Last year, as Congress was certifying the results of the 2021 presidential election, supporters of then-President Trump stormed the Capitol building, forcing members of Congress to take shelter. This event was connected to the deaths of […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

Advocating for gender equality in Chinese society

When I was five, I remember a relative in my grandma’s house telling five-year-old me jokingly that, “in the past, a woman’s best virtue was to be ignorant. That’s because girls were meant to be at home, to be obedient.” That was the first time I heard this message, a […]

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Dana Hall to hold Covid-19 booster clinic Feb. 10

The Pfizer Covid-19 booster shots was approved on January 5 for 12-17 year olds by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that it is taken five months after a person’s initial vaccination. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine got approved for ages 5-11 […]

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Travis Scott’s “rager” concert in November results in ten deaths

On Saturday, November 6, 2021, ten people died during or shortly after American rapper Travis Scott’s set in Houston, Texas. At Scott’s direction and urging, the crowds in the mosh pit surged forward, which created a trapped environment where people could not breathe or escape. Eight people died at the […]

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Boston will make history on November 2

Update: Michele Wu won the election by a wide margin and will be the next Boston mayor. In the last 200 years, Boston has elected only white male mayors, usually of Irish or Italian descent. This year, though, Boston will elect a woman and person of color to serve in […]