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Joker controversy is a misguided stab at a misunderstood character

DC film isn’t perfect, but surely isn’t evil Before even being released, Joker established such a controversial buzz that the US military released a precautionary statement beforehand. With devastating events like the Aurora, Colorado shooting, this is certainly understandable. Centered around a canon that now

Unpaid internships are unethical free labor

All work should be compensated Internships are an amazing opportunity for college students. They give students a chance to better understand their field and they teach a lot about how the workplace operates. Students get to learn in a real-world environment. However, many internships are

Stop celebrating Halloween before October

It’s a sacred event, it doesn’t need over a month Anyone who’s anyone can appreciate the mass’s love for the spookiest of seasons, even if they don’t much care for it. Halloween is simply a beloved time of year. The lights, the costumes, the pumpkins,

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Transphobia affects everyone

Dating a trans person does not change their partner’s sexuality In 2019, 16 trans women have been violently killed in the United States alone. On Aug. 21, Reese Willoughby, a cis man, committed suicide as a result of bullying based on his relationship with a

Plastic straws are not the problem, capitalism is

Greed is a major cause of climate change In 2018, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change announced that the world has twelve years until it reaches the point of no return regarding climate change. Since then, activists and Facebook moms alike have been

Reframing gun violence in a new light

Mental health needs to be address to combat this crisis It is an unfortunate reality that mass shootings in the United States no longer really affect people. News stories run for a day or two, and then people move on to the next massacre. Meanwhile,

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Animals should not be punished for human actions

Humans should respect wildlife habitat and preserves rules The summer months often bring road trips exploring wild and far out places. But along with that often comes the endless outpour of news articles relating to wildlife attacking humans in various habitats around the country. In

Zoos, aquariums, and circuses should be illegal

They continue to perpetuate violence against animals Animals are fascinating creatures, and humans are aware of that—as evident from the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and even documentaries like Blue Planet streaming on Netflix. For some reason, the observation of animals in their natural habitats has

Financial aid should be based on student income alone

Keep the parents out of it As college tuition costs continue to rise, more students now rely on government financial aid to fund their education. While some students do benefit from financial aid, many are let down by the program. Why? Financial aid awards are

People are slaves to the modern workforce

A man is only worth his weight in labor The Industrial Revolution, which occurred between the late 18th and early 19th centuries, changed the face of labor forever. Large corporations were able to use technology in place of workers that not only cut their workforces