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The Parkland Shooting: A Year in Review

One year ago, a gunman opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He killed 17 students and faculty and injured 17 others, making it the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history and the 18th school shooting in 2018. In the weeks following the shooting, students from MSD began to organize. They created #NeverAgainMSD just days afterwards and started mobilizing. If they wanted to see any change be made in the realm

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Antisemitism in America: Undeniable, Dangerous & On The Rise

America is rapidly becoming a more and more dangerous place for Jews. With recent attacks, rallies, and complacency from the White House, it’s more clear than ever just how extreme the hatred towards Jewish people has become. White and Christian supremacy hate groups function on the belief that Christians and whites are above all others. According to the KKK website, “Non-whites who reside in America should be expected to conduct themselves according to Christian principles

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What High Schoolers Think About the Government Shutdown

“It all feels so unreal,” said a seventeen year old high school student when questioned about the government shutdown. The United States government has been shut down for a month and counting, angering countless people in the nation. From tension igniting between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump to millions of people across the country who are currently working without pay, the government shutdown has without a doubt been one of the nation’s most spoken

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The History of Transgender Military Service and How the Ban Changes It

The Supreme Court approved Trump’s plan yesterday to restrict transgender individuals from serving in the military. This 5-4 decision overturns the previous decision by lower courts in numerous states to prohibit the ban as discriminatory. How does this ban impact transgender people serving currently? What changes? To answer that question, the history of transgender military personnel needs to be talked about. In the 1900s, when an individual was identified as a gay man or lesbian

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Kamala Harris Is Officially A 2020 Presidential Candidate “For The People”

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, California Sen. Kamala Harris has announced she will be joining the ranks of Democratic candidates campaigning for the 2020 presidency. Other women running for president in the Democratic Party include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who all hope to succeed where Hillary Clinton ultimately failed in 2016. I'm running for president. Let's do this together. Join us: https://t.co/9KwgFlgZHA pic.twitter.com/otf2ez7t1p — Kamala Harris

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How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram Livestreams Represent the Changing Face of American Politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the democratic socialist from The Bronx, New York, is one of the most closely watched Congressional Freshmen and is bringing a change to interaction with her base via social media. With her relaxed demeanor and inspirational messages, many consider her Instagram live cooking sessions as the fireside chats for a new generation. AOC has been live streaming to her now millions of Instagram followers since the beginning of her campaign. At her very

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We Can’t Let the Shutdown Affect MLK Day

There is no denying that there is political chaos in our country which has led the government to a standstill. President Trump has created a controversial situation that cannot be so easily resolved. According to The Guardian, the partial US government shutdown took effect after Senate failed to pass a budget that included the US$5 billion President Trump demanded for the wall. Unfortunately, it seems that the shutdown has yet to end and will extend

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Karen Pence’s New Job is Not Surprising and Not Okay

Karen Pence, the Second Lady of the United States, has come under harsh criticism this week after she began working at a private Christian school that bans gay and trans students and mandates its employees refrain from supporting or engaging in any form of an LGBTQ+ lifestyle. The school is in Northern Virginia, a diverse and predominantly left-leaning area, which was credited for turning VA for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 elections. Former second lady

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The Longest Government Shutdown In History Could Become Dangerous

Twenty-five days. That’s how long the U.S. government has been shut down over President Trump’s unmet demand that Congress supply $5.7 billion to be spent on a Southern border wall. These funds were expected by December 21, 2018 in order for the new federal spending legislation to be passed and for business to go on as usual. However, since Democrats, Republicans and Trump could not agree to any compromises concerning “The Wall” or its budget before this date, Trump

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An Interview With Navraj Singh: A Member of the Women’s March Youth Cohort

Navraj Singh is a change-maker from Virginia who, since February 2018, has been working both by himself and with the young people around him to create visible change on a national level, starting with commonsense gun reform. In his community, he cofounded the Mobilizing Youth Project and has since organized a #DEFUNDHATE Rally. Although he is only in high school, Navraj interned under Abigail Spanberger and is a part of the Women’s March Youth Cohort. Besides

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