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    Keeping the “Social” in Social Distancing

        Since the beginning of the pandemic, the term “social distancing” has been used by public health experts to describe the physical separation that is necessary for mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Consequently, many friends have had to endure an additional emotional distancing, eliminating quality time together due to the cautionary restriction.     …

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    The Good-For-Nothing Awards

         There are more than 20 different award shows held in the United States for music. That fact shouldn’t be so surprising considering that the United States, given its multi-ethnic population, has made countless influential contributions to music throughout history. The United States has often been called a “melting pot,” a unique mix of…

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    Patience in a Pandemic

        For the past 10 months, a Coronavirus vaccine has been the light at the end of the tunnel — a chance at lowering the death rate and eventually being able to walk around face mask free. Now that the long awaited vaccine has become available, through about $2.5 billion of federal government support…

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    Silver Lining Science

         From forest fires in California to coronavirus outbreaks to widespread racial injustice, the past twelve months have been a different and mind bogglingly tough year. The whole world seems to have been shaken by the effects of these events, and it is unequivocally a year which will go down in history. Although it’s…

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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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    A New Generation of Superheroes

         The past two decades have been unquestionably erratic. The world has seen an increase in destructive natural disasters, market crashes, terrorist attacks, protests, mass shootings, extremist groups, wars, and, most recently, a pandemic.       These circumstances have shaped a generation of people like no other, known as Generation Z. This generation was…

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