Category: EDITORIAL

Vials containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are ready to be used at the Center for Health Education, Medicine and Dentistry in Lakewood, New Jersey, on Dec. 28, 2020. CHEMED has received 800 doses of this vaccine and started inoculating healthcare workers on Dec. 23. Photo courtesy of Gustavo Martínez Contreras

[Opinion] Are the COVID-19 vaccines trustable?

Throughout the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a large impact on people all over the world. The virus has prevented some from working, seeing family and friends and carrying out day-to-day activities such as going to school. After being worked on and researched […]

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Campaign crossover. Cheerfully posing in the popular game "Animal Crossing", president-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris promote their candidacy in the 2020 presidential election. Biden's marketing campaign utilized strategies such as interaction with the popular culture of younger voters and the online medium in order to adapt to the circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic and changing social trends. Photo by Biden Campaign/Nintendo.

[Editorial] Political cultures built on superficial values mislead voters

“Other politicians are untrustworthy. Other politicians are devious. Other politicians manipulate. But I am responsible. I am virtuous. I seek the greater good.” These are the claims that drive political culture, wherein a political influencer seeks to convince their audience to support them, as opposed […]

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Identifying your preferred gender pronouns in your social media bio is an important step in creating a more inclusive space for all. Graphic by Madison Lenard

[Editorial] Individuals should put their pronouns in their bios

If you have been on any social media platforms recently, there is no doubt that you have seen users with any variation of he/him, she/her or they/them in their bio. These pronouns signify the gender with which that person identifies with. Introducing these pronouns along […]

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[Editorial] Schools should teach mandatory life skills like taxes and home economics

[Editorial] Schools should teach mandatory life skills like taxes and home economics

Imagine you have finally completed your high school career and after four years, the only things you have learned is that America has a lifelong tendency of racism, that y=mx+b and that Shakespeare used a lot of figurative language. Unfortunately, for students across the United […]

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Throughout time, racism against Asians has become normalized in American society. Graphic by Ivy Lam

[Editorial] Asians continue to be subjected to racism in American society

Throughout the course of history, many assumptions and stereotypes have been established and continually reinforced for certain ethnicities. In America, racism against Asians has become normalized, even if we haven’t acknowledged it just yet. While seemingly harmless comments about our skin tone have been made, […]

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[Editorial] Why people should stay at home this holiday season

[Editorial] Why people should stay at home this holiday season

As the winter holiday season comes into full force, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to influence plans and traditions from previous years. In order to celebrate the holidays while keeping both yourself and others healthy, the Center for Disease Control released a set of guidelines detailing […]

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Protesters and supporters U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett rally during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on October 22, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

[Opinion] The Fearful, Future Implications of Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation

Amy Coney Barrett was rushed to be sworn in as Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement as a Supreme Court Justice at 6:28 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Her nomination for Supreme Court Justice has been a highly discussed and politically dividing issue. For those that may […]

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[Opinion] The racism that exists within America’s healthcare system is disgraceful

[Opinion] The racism that exists within America’s healthcare system is disgraceful

For years, people of color have faced systemic oppression in all its forms and have been forced into complacency due to the overbearing amount of discrimination in our current institutions. Racism and inequality can be found in almost every part of our system, especially in […]

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What's up. Stacks of money sit behind an upwards slanting arrow, but what is increasing? Although support for the Raise the Wage Act led to its approval in the House of Representatives, uncertainty lies in whether it reliably results in financial growth or financial instability. Graphic by Melodie Vo.

[Opinion] Increasing the minimum wage is part of the solution to reducing poverty

For families of higher incomes, it can be hard to imagine life in poverty. With the COVID-19 pandemic remaining as a hazard to people’s economic status and physical health, understanding how poverty occurs and how to mitigate it becomes all the more pressing.  One of […]

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[Opinion] Donald Trump is the least effective president

[Opinion] Donald Trump is the least effective president

Donald Trump’s effectiveness in office is compared to that of past presidents such as Barack Obama. Graphic by Melodie Vo

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