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Mary Dodys

Real Life

Your Ethical Living Isn’t Very Ethical

Every decision you make affects other people around the world and in the future. Every product, down to the food you ate at lunch or the shirt you bought last weekend, has a price that is not listed on its tag. No matter how conscious your decisions are, your actions still have a long-lasting ripple effect. Ethical living, also known as “green living,” is a lifestyle in which one’s carbon footprint is reduced by means

Politics

All Charges Against Jussie Smollett Have Been Dropped, What Now?

News broke Tuesday morning after representatives from the 36-year-old Empire actor’s legal team issued a statement claiming there would be a “huge announcement” made at 10:45 a.m. Sixteen felony charges against Smollett were dropped and his $100K bond was forfeited. This surprise court appearance comes just weeks after suspicions rose of Smollett staging the attack that took place on January 29th in Chicago. The star claimed he was at a Subway restaurant at 2 a.m. when

International

China Has Successfully Sprouted Cotton On The Moon

There is officially life on the moon. A cotton seed has sprouted just two weeks after China’s Chang’e-4 mission landed successfully on the moon. Inside the mini biosphere, there is now growth. Though there have been many instances of plant growth in space, this is the first to take place in such an extreme environment. Though previous plant growth took place inside of Earth’s orbit, none took place on any other surface than Earth. It is officially

Real Life

Buying Innocence And A’s: Elitism At My Prep School

College preparatory schools—usually private—are often viewed as pretentious with their ridiculous tuition and fancy terms, such as “higher education.” As lavish as these environments might seem, the rules are very lenient. (Not when it comes to skirt length. No, administrators are adamant about girls’ dress code.) Rather, with the high education and tuition comes the obscenely high behavioral tolerance. Word gets around fast in a class of forty-five. I had just finished a biology test

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