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Ikram Ali

Op-ed

Climate Change Will Never Be A “Good” Thing

The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has a long history of being among the climate change deniers. He, along with several others, refused to believe that the human race contributed to the phenomenon of global warming. Although it is contradictory to appoint him as head of the EPA, it was exactly what our current president did. Emails recently released revealed that Pruitt personally oversaw efforts last year to take down information on

Tech

Dear Uber: Why Are You So Shady?

Uber, the convenient ride-sharing app constantly has found itself amidst a new scandal. Recently it has come to light that Uber was the victim of a security breach that compromised over 57 million users with hackers gaining access to the names, addresses and driver’s license numbers of these customers. If that wasn’t bad enough this leak apparently happened in October of 2016, over a year ago and Uber has just now told the public. To

Op-ed

Affirmative Action Is NOT Racist

Affirmative Action is another hot button topic that manages to rile everyone up and get white people to cry out reverse racism. Recently it’s been in the news because Donald Trump is “encouraging the Department of Justice to investigate whether affirmative action results in racial discrimination against White and Asian American applicants to highly selective colleges and universities”. After the past 200 days of his administration with one blunder after another, he’s turned his attention towards

International

Hobby Lobby Caught Smuggling Ancient Artifacts

Hobby Lobby, your friendly neighborhood arts and crafts supplier have been recently caught dealing with a different type of art. The company has been in the headlines recently for smuggling ancient artifacts from Iraq into the United States. The smuggling has been traced all the way back to 2009 when the Christian owners of Hobby Lobby became interested in assembling “a collection of cultural artifacts from the Fertile Crescent”. In December of 2010, an executive bought

International

Heads Up Conservatives: Climate Change is Coming For You First

Ok people, It’s time to cut the cr*p. Climate change is real and we are about to see the effects really soon. For years we have been stuck in this seemingly endless debate, whether climate change is real (it is), whether the actions of humans have caused it (it has). After decades of endless back and forth and call for government intervention or guidance it finally happened over 200 world leaders came together and decided

Politics

Remember to Stand Up for Net Neutrality and Equal Access to Online Information

Along with our healthcare and peace of mind, the Trump administration now has set their sights on something else to destroy; net neutrality. The principle of net neutrality is that the government now regulates tech companies to ensure that they treat all web traffic equally and fairly. This means they can’t block access to any websites or apps, and can’t meddle with loading speeds. In a 2-1 vote along party lines Thursday, theFederal Communications Commission(FCC)

Politics

Pro-Life Students Sue Professor Over a Free Speech Violation

Free speech has yet again become embroiled in another scandal, this latest one taking place at California State University, Fresno. A group of anti-abortion students filed a lawsuit against a professor claiming that he has infringed on their free speech rights. The Fresno Students for Life got permission from their university to write chalk messages outside the library. The group wrote messages ranging from “You CAN be pregnant & successful” and “Unborn lives matter” to

Real Life

Juniors, Start Your College Application Process This Summer

For juniors, the past three years of high school all leads up to one single moment-applying to colleges. After years spent in high school earning good grades, becoming involved in your communities or in sports or various clubs, one application is what stands between students and the rest of their higher education. The act of applying to colleges is regarded as extremely stressful and the best way to tackle this daunting task is to face

Politics

District Attorney Says He Will Jail Rape Survivors Who Refuse To Testify

Being a survivor of sexual assault is hard enough as it is, but a district attorney in Louisiana wants to make it even harder by forcing rape victims to go to jail if they don’t testify. Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, who is a Democrat  defended his position Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, who is a Democrat, defended his position saying that “If I have to put a victim of a crime in

Real Life

Constant News Alerts Cause Stress

In the months leading up to the election, many people became a lot more involved in politics. This past election showcased the deep divide between the American people and caused us to examine more closely everything that happens in the White House. Yet the past couple of months has been one roller coaster of a ride. From the travel bans to the rollbacks for the climate change laws and more recently, the missile attacks in

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