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Sunday March 26th


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OPINION: A Debate of the Ethics of True Crime

There have always been debates about the ethics of the true crime genre, such as whether it is appropriate to talk about certain cases. Since the release of “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” on Netflix, this discussion has become much more widespread.

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OPINION: American democracy: Why it is under threat, what we can do to save it

Democracy, by nature, has been and always will be fragile, seemingly ready to break at any moment. The same foundation of democracy that results in its fragility is what makes this system  the fairest and most just form of government. What I’m talking about is freedom. The freedom to be who you want to be, to achieve the things you set your mind to, and to have control over your own life and the legislation that affects your life. 

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OPINION: Audiences upset with Taylor Swift, deeming her newly released music ‘fatphobic’

Taylor Swift released her 10th studio album “Midnights” on Oct. 21, along with a music video to accompany the third track “Anti-Hero.” The video received over 42 million views, reaching the no. 2 spot on Youtube’s “Trending” under the music category. Some viewers have expressed their discontent with one particular scene in which Swift steps onto a scale and it reads “FAT.”

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OPINION: The audacity of Herschel Walker

Looking back to the public’s opinions of Donald Trump as he vied for the Republican candidacy in 2015 can often feel like a cruel joke. His outlandishness as a political figure made statisticians and pundits write off growing support as a passing phase. But his brazen personality ended up being a boon to his polling numbers. How could we not predict the groundswell of support his meretricious delusions of grandeur would drum up? 

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OPINION: Viewers outraged over ‘The Little Mermaid’ trailer

Disney released the trailer for the new highly anticipated live-action movie “The Little Mermaid” on Sept. 9. Scheduled to be released in May of 2023, the film will star Halle Bailey as Ariel. The trailer created waves of controversy immediately following its release, with many people upset over the fact that Halle Bailey is a Black woman, despite Ariel originally being drawn as white in the original movie. 

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OPINION: How Sweden’s election could affect Europe’s climate policy

If I were to ask you to name a nation where a change in government could have international implications, you may--perhaps rightly--name the United States, Russia, China or any other country that has a prominent standing on the world stage. But what if I told you the same can be said for Sweden? Yes, Sweden. Here is how the Scandinavian nation of 10.4 million people could have widespread effects on European climate policy. 

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