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Shaming people for using single-use plastics is counterproductive

going green isn’t a competition In the era of cancel culture, reusable straws, and Greta Thunberg, people are more hyper-aware of their carbon footprint than ever. Mass-produced, reusable alternatives to single-use plastics have flooded the market, from metal straws to reusable sandwich bags. The market

Be vigilant of how public companies spend their profits

don’t support companies with questionable morals On Oct. 10, Reuters reported, “Uganda announced plans on Thursday for a bill that would impose the death penalty on homosexuals, saying the legislation would curb a rise in unnatural sex in the east African nation.  The bill—colloquially known

Don’t talk about someone’s mental health without their consent

respect others’ vulnerability Up until recent years, nobody wanted to discuss mental health. Now, the world is (thankfully) more attuned to treating mental health with the seriousness it deserves. Conversations about mental health struggles have swung from being avoided to being encouraged.  But now, the

Hocus Pocus is the best children’s halloween film

It’s tragically underrated and overlooked Once the time of spooky season is upon the human race, it’s always about the scares, the treats, and the occasional argument on whether The Nightmare Before Christmas should be watched now or later because it is the “supreme” movie of the season.

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,