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Poland cannot erase the past with silence

Poland cannot erase the past with silence

By Annie Higgins, Staff writer

March 6, 2018


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There is no denying that the Holocaust is history’s most notorious genocide, with six million Jews alone murdered by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime. Most of the world acknowledges those atrocities -- and yet some have begun to deny their participation, not wanting such infamy to be associated with th...

Climate change: The time to act was yesterday

Climate change: The time to act was yesterday

By Cooper Sandford, Staff writer

January 22, 2018


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The world is heating up, Earth’s climate has become chaotic, and experts are worried. Hurricanes are wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and along the gulf coast in the United States, wildfires are growing more intense and frequent in California, and each year seems to bring home a new planetary recor...

California wildfires may be ‘the new normal’

California wildfires may be ‘the new normal’

By Griffin Palefsky, Staff writer

January 11, 2018


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California residents are still dealing with the fallout of devastating wildfires that ravaged the state last autumn -- and will be for the foreseeable future, with Gov. Jerry Brown saying in December it is likely to be “the new normal” as part of overall climate change. October, in particular, was a month of unexp...

Trump and the echoes of Watergate

Trump and the echoes of Watergate

By Andrew Fehribach, Opinion editor

May 24, 2017


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On May 9, President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the man leading the investigation into possible connections between Mr. Trump’s campaign staff and Russia during the 2016 election. The firing seemed awfully familiar for all those who remember October of 1973. Mr. Trump’s White Hou...

Debate over the death penalty

Debate over the death penalty

By Jyotika Vallurupalli and Andrew Fehribach

May 8, 2017


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The death penalty is an increasingly archaic concept, so much so that the United States is the only Western democracy that continues to use it as form of punishment. It is a controversial topic that garners attention from around the globe and calls into question America’s moral values. The merits...

The thin line between sensitivity and censorship

The thin line between sensitivity and censorship

By Andrew Fehribach, Opinion editor

March 7, 2017


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On Nov. 15, the Accomack County school district in Virginia began considering banning the classic novels To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain for their constant use of the N-word. The incident began when a mother, Marie Rothstein-Williams, whose high school son ...

Race and America: a problem without an apparent end

Race and America: a problem without an apparent end

By Asha Ramachandran, Staff writer

March 1, 2017


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As Barack Obama’s presidency has drawn to a close, his legacy as the first black president is often lauded as a sign that racism is ending in America. As much as racially symbolic events matter, racism unfortunately extends far beyond the capabilities of one man, even a man of color in such an...

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