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OPINION: Racial slur eradication: Are we there yet?

Today, seeing or hearing a racial slur can feel like a slam backward through time.  In general, as progressive as our society would like to think it is, there are reminders that there are still many living in the dark … Continue reading

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Oscars snub minorities in nominations

The amount of ethnically diverse Academy Award winners and nominees can probably be counted on one hand. Last year alone the film, “12 Years A Slave”, a low-budget film directed by an almost unknown African-American director, Steve McQueen, made history … Continue reading

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OPINION: Honoring MLK the right way.

Those who protested during the celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday honored the late civil rights leader in the best way imaginable. This year’s celebration of the holiday was marked by a series of protests around the nation. Protestors were … Continue reading

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No such thing as digital privacy

Last week, a collection of photos emerged via an anonymous 4Chan user with fully convincing nude photographs of over 100 female celebrities, among them superstars Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Ariana Grande. Prone to curiosity, many people in the web-surfing world viewed the photos within hours, and with that came the quake of nauseating reality that in this digital age, there is truly no such thing as privacy. Continue reading

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Less than golden moment at the Globes

The prestigious 72nd Golden Globes ceremony quickly hit a sour note when hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made numerous jokes involving the on-going Bill Cosby scandal.

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Charlie’s right to blaspheme called into question

The latest issue of French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, shows the prophet Muhammad holding a sign that says “I am Charlie”. However, this gesture, which was supposed to be about the freedom of the press, has instead created an “us/them” mentality between Muslims and the supposedly open-minded West. Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo didn’t go too far

The newsroom at Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, was planning a new issue when their right to blaspheme came under attack. Continue reading

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Media needs to do a better job at covering tragedies

Major media outlets are more likely to cover tragedies in first-world Western countries than in underdeveloped nations. This is no more evident in the coverage of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris as opposed to the coverage of terrorist attacks … Continue reading

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The U.S.-led airstrikes can protect innocent civilians in Syria and Iraq

The U.S.-led airstrikes began in Syria at the end of September, and it has been the one of the most controversial topics in the United States and the world. If no one takes any action, who will take responsibility of … Continue reading

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St. Louis police union should get over it

St. Louis is making a serious bid at overtaking Las Vegas as the world capital of terrible ideas.

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