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Quinn Bicer

Quinn Bicer
Politics

Doug Jones Wins Alabama

When Alabama Republican Roy Moore was accused of sexually assaulting minors in his past, it provoked national outrage. While most Americans disavowed him immediately, among Republicans and Alabamians, the verdict was much less clear. The polls were close, and he was backed by many notable Republicans, including the president. Many people thought Doug Jones didn’t have a chance. Tonight proved them wrong. Doug Jones has just won Alabama. This has pushed the Republicans’ Senate majority

Asia

Don’t Send Rohingya Refugees Back to Genocide in Myanmar

Ethnic cleansing has been the motivation behind some of the worst genocides in history. Unbeknownst to many people, this format did not end with Hitler. A small country in Asia, Myanmar, is going through this in full force, and the group being targeted is the Rohingya Muslims. More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees have been forced to leave their homes because of the brutality inflicted by Myanmar’s government. A Rohingya girl from Myanmar, Yasmine Ullah, describes

Environment

Your Hamburger Is Killing the Environment

If you’re like most Americans, you consume meat regularly. However, in addition to the negative health effects and animal welfare concerns associated with eating beef in particular, cattle farming is a major cause of global warming. While a hamburger or a steak might taste good, it comes at the expense of not only our personal health, but the health of our planet. In order to make just one quarter pound hamburger, it takes 6.7 pounds

Mental Health

Pyschiatric Hospitals Aren’t Helping Teens With Mental Illnesses

When I was institutionalized in a psychiatric hospital, something that they encouraged us to do was join the military. I was shocked. Here I was sitting in a room with 9 other kids, most of which were suicidal and underprivileged, and they were trying to convince us to join the military of all occupations. Military suicide rates are roughly 20% to 25% higher than civilian suicide rates. When you’re in a place like that, it’s

Real Life

The Protester’s First Aid: Responding to Injury and Crowd Control

Protesting can be a dangerous job, and lately there’s definitely been reason to protest. With cops using often dangerous forms of “crowd control” and violence from opposing groups, it’s useful to know how to help yourself and others if the situation requires. Tear Gas Tear gas is a chemical weapon banned in war, but that doesn’t keep cops from deploying it for use on the people they are hypothetically supposed to protect and serve. In

Real Life

The Media’s Impact in the Rise of Fascism

Since the media first came into existence, it has been criticized, suppressed, and controlled. Journalists can help or hinder causes; help spread propaganda or fight it. The media is the direct stream covering events and ideology and delivering it to the public. From squires of the Middle Ages to CNN, journalists are tasked with a very difficult job, and journalism begs the question: Are we benefitting society with our news reporting, or are we helping

LGBT+

The KKK Tells Members to Kill Gay People

The KKK has popped up into prominent society again after Charlottesville thanks to our new President, and, ironically, it’s not gay people that are recruiting, but the KKK. The Louisiana chapter of the KKK recently distributed fliers in the community in an effort to recruit more people for genocide. Flyers read things like, “Stop Aids: Support Gay Bashing”; “Homosexual men and their sexual acts are disgusting and inhuman”; and “Our race is our nation.” Along

Real Life

You Need To Counter White Supremacists Instead of Eating Sheet Cake

On Saturday, a rally was planned in Charlottesville, Virginia. Racists from many different hate groups assembled shouting “jews will not replace us,” “white lives matter” and “blood and soil” while showing off guns, confederate flags, and swastikas. Counter-protesters showed up to resist White Supremacy and were later condemned for it by the President of the United States. The way I see it, and the way most people should, it would’ve been a problem if counter

Op-ed

Burqas Should Not Be Banned in Australia

The burqa is a religious garment worn by devout Muslim women around the world and a recent attempt in Australia is trying to push a law banning this religious attire from being worn in the country. This law is affecting many Muslim women, but one Australian non-Muslim woman is attempting to police women across the country on what religious attire they are allowed to wear. This woman’s name is Pauline Hanson and she has stated

Europe/UK

Acid Attacks Rise in London, Prompting International Disscussion

Acid attacks: they’re nothing short of horrific and with easy access to the weapon, acid attacks have become a serious problem throughout the world. There was a time when most people who thought of acid attacks associated them with India and the Middle East. Now acid attacks are on the rise in Europe, forcing Westerners to take a look. Acid attacks are assaults using a number of acids, such as sulfuric. They are usually committed

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