Politics

A Guide to Taxes, Voting and Civic Responsibilities

No matter where you are from, or what citizenship you have, there are a few duties and responsibilities that every person has. These include doing taxes, voting, and civic participation, including mandatory military service in certain countries. Even though the processes differ between each country, everyone should know the basic overview of their civic responsibilities. […]

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Current Events, Politics

The War of Afghanistan

For more than four decades, the country of Afghanistan has been wracked by political turmoil, instability and conflict. In August 2021, this culminated into violence, death and uncertainty for the Afghans. On August 15th, the Taliban, an Islamist organization often regarded as terrorists, defiantly overthrew the government, causing President Ashraf Ghani to flee and sending […]

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Current Events, Pop Culture

The Normalization of Mental Health

In the past few decades, awareness of mental health issues has been on the rise. Suicide cases have prompted discussion about mental health in varying degrees across different societies. Mental health issues have also been studied and researched more by academics and experts. Since there used to be a stigma (and there still is one […]

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Current Events

Pride Month and Its History

Pride Month is celebrated around the world every June. It is dedicated to celebrating LGBT communities and highlighting their stories and voices. In June, people come together to celebrate love, acceptance and equality for all, raise awareness of gay rights, and acknowledge the struggle that many LGBT communities still experience. Under normal circumstances, Pride Month […]

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Current Events

COVID-19 Vaccine Technology and Development

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and its fast spread around the world meant that pharmaceutical companies and researchers were scrambling to manufacture a vaccine to be distributed worldwide. Despite technology being highly advanced, developing the vaccine was a hard task for some of the top companies. Taking into account the trial times prior to […]

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Current Events

The Olympics 2021 Debate

There are roughly 100 days to go until the Tokyo Olympics, but there has been fanfare on whether or not the games should continue because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus has proved fatal and Japan is struggling to contain the virus. Furthermore, a surge in cases has erupted in major countries around the world, […]

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Current Events

The Aftermath of Fukushima

It has been 10 years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, but Japan is still dealing with the aftermath of an incident with such longstanding effects. The disaster released radioactive materials into the surrounding environment and generated high amounts of toxic waste. The Japanese government recently announced that they would be releasing 1 million tons of […]

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Current Events

The Efficacy of COVID-19 Vaccines

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that pharmaceutical companies were scrambling to make a vaccine for public use, especially within a much shorter time frame than usual. After a few months of clinical trials and testing, multiple companies from around the world released vaccines. In the past few months, many countries have begun […]

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Pop Culture

The Lack of Diversity in Disney

Even though many of us think of Disney films fondly and nostalgically, it’s hard to deny that Disney has a lack of diversity. Historically, Disney has showcased racial caricatures in its films and perpetuated negative stereotypes. Although some movies feature prominent characters of color, people of color are still severely underrepresented. As one of the […]

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