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    Addressing Asian-American Hatred

         The Chicago River had been dyed green, an exuberant vibe was in the air, and most folks were already dressing up for the occasion. Like many people, I had been looking forward to Saint Patrick’s Day. That happy feeling, however, was quickly dashed. On March 16, a gunman went on a shooting rampage…

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    Insurrection in the Making

         A pandemic, a summer of racial reckoning and violence, an economic recession, and the fiercest election year in modern American history. Much of this uncertainty is still ongoing, except for one. Joseph R. Biden is the winner of the 2020 presidential election, regardless of whether or not you supported him.       But…

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    Tackling Trump: Where the President Went Wrong

         On Dec. 31, 2019, the Chinese government confirmed that it was treating dozens of people in Wuhan suffering from an unknown disease.       Ten months later, the United States is in freefall.       It’s easy to rip apart China for their secrecy and unwillingness to share crucial information early-on, and it’s…

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    The End of a Legend

    Brilliant is one word I would use to describe Stephen Hawking. A man of strength and determination who not only contributed greatly to the field of science but the world as a whole. One cannot doubt Hawking’s impact and legacy, for he was indeed the Albert Einstein of our time. Stephen Hawking died early in…

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  • The Olympic Games: Worth It Or Not?

    Since the days of chariot races and naked boxing, the Olympic Games have been a part of world history since those very first games were played in Greece in the 6th century B.C. The games have evolved into the largest international sporting event in the world, representing an opportunity for countries to unify under the…

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