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Why Americans Should Mourn the Queen’s Death

The Queen of England died on September 8, 2022 at Balmoral Castle surrounded by family. Many Americans mourned alongside the UK. For instance, in Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker ordered flags to be flown at half mast until her funeral. I firmly believe that the Queen had a significant impact on […]

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Corporate America needs to stop misleading its consumers: The Johnson and Johnson lawsuit

From the 1950s to the early 2000s Johnson and Johnson’s (J&J) talcum products tested positive for small amounts of asbestos, a known carcinogen (cancer-causing agent). According to Reuters Investigates and National Public Radio, J&J’s attempts to conceal their discoveries from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the public, […]

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COVID policies continue to restrict international travel

Ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, travel restrictions and quarantines have been implemented to mitigate the spread of the virus. Now, policies are easing internationally. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States currently has no mandatory quarantine requirements for domestic […]

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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 […]

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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 […]