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During the Mid-Autumn Festival, celebrants enjoy mooncake.

Op-Ed: The Mid-Autumn Festival’s Ties of Love and Longing

Mary Wang, Journalist September 29, 2023
For Chinese students, the absence of our family during this festive period magnifies the essence of the celebration.
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Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 after the explosion. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Tackling Japan’s Radioactive Water Release Disaster

James Yu, Journalist September 21, 2023
The first batch of discharges totaled 7,800 tons of treated nuclear contaminated water.
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Rubble from the earthquake in Morocco on September 8, 2023. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Aid Over Disagreements

Edward Flint, Journalist September 20, 2023

Morocco: A land of stunning mountains and 12th-century architecture. The history of this country dates back more than 300,000 years, where human remains and stone tools were discovered in the western...

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Summer in Newport attracts several boaters in the waters of Brenton Cove. Photo Courtesy of Evan Michaeli.

Op-Ed: Top Uncommon U.S. Summer Vacations

Evan Michaeli, Executive Editor June 1, 2023
Summer is approaching fast as families look for exciting and fun vacation spots to spend some time.
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Former President Donald Trump meets with Governor DeSantis in the White House.

Op-Ed: Republican Hypocrisy at All-Time High

Amelia Bowman, Editor-in-Chief May 31, 2023
It’s high time to expose and challenge the hypocrisy that plagues our political landscape and demand more from our leaders.
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Isar II power plant at work. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Germany, a Pioneer in the Nuclear-Free Era

James Yu, Journalist May 9, 2023
This marks a important point in global history; the beginning of the end of the atomic power era.
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Taking an exam. Photo purchased from BigStock.com.

Op-Ed: As Finals Rapidly Approach, Self-Care is Key

Amelia Bowman, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2023
School isn't over yet, and as teachers crank up the volume, students face the workload head-on.
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Op-Ed: Florida’s Bills are Unacceptable

Madeleine Pogoda, Arts Editor April 21, 2023
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is supporting a number of harmful bills, attacking education, civility, and equality.
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Op-Ed: What is Letterboxd and Why is it Becoming so Popular?

Op-Ed: What is Letterboxd and Why is it Becoming so Popular?

Charlotte Wolfstitch, Journalist April 17, 2023
Letterboxd is a great place to share your watches and inspire others to watch more movies. 
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A 2021 Volkswagen Atlas  in a parking lot. Photo Courtesy of Wikemedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Volkswagon Prioritizes Profit Over Safety

James Yu, Journalist April 12, 2023
At certain situations, a company's blind allegiance to regulations can backfire, endangering safety and lives.
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A rally in support of gun control urges politicians to consider lives over guns. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: We Must Act After the Nashville School Shooting

Mary Wang, Journalist April 5, 2023
People are becoming numb, as if these incidents are supposed to occur. They shouldn’t.
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Williams in her astronaut suit. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Common.

Sunita Williams: An Inspiration to All

Mckinlee DePaola, Photojournalist April 3, 2023
From being rejected by colleges, to setting world records in space, Sunita Williams is an inspiration to all.
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