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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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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The Future of Student Debt in the Biden Administration

Current President Joe Biden released his higher education plan, aimed at providing options to ease student loan debt and accessibility to a two or four-year institution with the goal of having more people enter the middle class, through getting more opportunities for education and career. Unlike his more progressive Democratic rivals Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., […]

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Cybersecurity & Information Leakage During the Pandemic

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a burden in the lives of many, leaving all beings occupied with adapting to the “new normal,” yet as individuals are more digitally connected than ever, this pandemic is provoking further issues that some people may fail to be aware of. As society adjusts to cope with […]

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Current Events, Politics

Biden’s Syrian Airstrikes

In retaliation against a recent spate of aggressions, including a rocket attack in Iraq last week that wounded US troops, President Joe Biden launched military airstrikes in late February against two Iranian-backed militias in Syria. This was done in response to a rocket attack on the airport in Erbil, northern Iraq, on February 15, that […]

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Recent Policies of the US Government

Under President Joe Biden,  the US government has passed numerous laws that aim to address significant issues of American society today. The new policies are part of the Biden administration’s “American Rescue Plan,” as promised during his election campaign. Pushing their agenda, policies passed are directed to provide help and initiatives to address voting rights, COVID […]

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Xenophobia in the Age of COVID-19

COVID-19 took its grasp on the world before anybody could predict how far it could spread. After a global economic shutdown, many countries have and are still experiencing financial devastation. The United States is no exception, as populous states such as New York and New Jersey have endured significant damage. This economic transformation directly had […]

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Current Events

Women’s History Month

Throughout history, women have been silenced, oppressed, and marginalized. The patriarchal society that many countries live in means that history is almost always written by men. Women have had a profound impact on history and their roles should not be downplayed. In more recent centuries, women have started to take the spotlight as many notable […]

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Current Events

Pollution Is Segregated

There’s a child who’s in her home that has lead paint on the walls; she’s drinking water from the tap that might have toxin contamination in it; she’s playing in a playground that has arsenic in the soil; she’s developing asthma because of the polluting facilities next door; she goes into her school that has […]

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