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Mass Shootings - the cultural problem we created

Mass Shootings – the cultural problem we created

August 16, 2018

August 1, 1966, University of Texas. April 19, 2000, Columbine High School. June 12, 2016, Pulse Nightclub. October 1, 2017, Las Vegas Harvest Music Festival. December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary. February 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. These are just a few examples of the epidemic ...

A conversation about conversion

August 15, 2018

Short kisses in the back seats of cars. Quick glances around corners. Prayers about not being seen. This is the reality of many closeted teens, as well as the main character in the movie, "The Miseducation of Cameron Post."  Cameron Post is your average teenager: she listens to music, goes to church and attends high school da...

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Facebook vs. the internet

May 3, 2018

Aleksandr Kogan and his company Global Science Research created a questionnaire called "This is your digital life" in 2013. The questionnaire prompted users to answer questions for a psychological profile that was shared on Facebook and was filled out by thousands of people, which eventually lead to milli...

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A show to die for

February 16, 2018

The 1988 cult classic film, “Heathers” was created to showcase the way society elevates the privileged, represented by three beautiful, rich white girls who form a clique excluding those who don’t fit their standards. The 2018 “Heathers” TV series takes that whole concept and annihilates it...

Students nationwide have begun to refuse the policy of turning in written work to Turnitin.com, a site that checks for plagiarism.

Turning in intellectual property

February 16, 2018

Every student is familiar with Turnitin. A for-profit software designed to detect plagiarism within student submitted work. However, as the site expands and is integrated into more and more school, students and teachers alike are questioning the softwares validity and legality. The software is s...

Boy scouts opens program to girls

Boy scouts opens program to girls

November 2, 2017

The Boy Scouts of America announced Oct. 11 it will soon allow girls to join the organization as Cub Scouts and earn the rank of Eagle Scout, marking a significant policy shift in the organization’s history. The BSA said its historic decision to include girls came after years of receiving requests from...

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Triggered controversy

February 12, 2016

As fireworks went off and people rang in the new year, Texas was also ringing in a new law. As of Jan. 1, citizens of Texas are now allowed to openly carry a handgun in most public places. Guns must be in a holster on your shoulder or belt, there is no separate license or additional fee required to open...

Social crisis: police brutality

Social crisis: police brutality

August 24, 2015

In the past year, the topic of police brutality has ravaged the nation, especially through media. Many national incidents have shocked the world over and over. Most cases boil down to a few questions: Was it justified? Was it too brutal? Was it it biased? These questions, along with this controversy,...

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