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Motown Residents Think Detroit Is A Sanctuary City — It’s Not

Days after Donald Trump’s election in November 2016, Detroit City Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López pushed for Detroit to become a sanctuary city for immigrants without documentation. Two months later, when President Trump issued an executive order threatening to withhold federal funding from communities harboring immigrants, Mayor Mike Duggan said that, in fact, Detroit is not a sanctuary city. The city’s famously fragile budget has some Democrats caving to financial pressure from the White House, yet echoing


2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Showcases the Evolution of Enzymes

This year, the Noble Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter. Half of the prize goes to Arnold, from the California Institute of Technology, for her work on directing the evolution of enzymes (proteins that speed up chemical reactions). The other half of the award goes to Winter and Smith for their work on “phage display of peptides and antibodies.” BREAKING NEWS: The Royal Swedish Academy of


Political Opinion Has Turned Into a Civil War

Long gone are the days that political ideologies or identities were perceived as chatty or characteristic, the days that debates about reoccurring history and current events don’t turn completely maddening. Honestly, do we read books about the concepts and structures that is modern political identity? Or do we just frame a sense of myopia as virtue, and praise figureheads who represent strong political opinions that are nothing but an emblematic, fiery tweet? In politics, in

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The Hidden Disorder: Here’s 6 Tips For Dealing With Insomnia

Not being able to sleep can be a pretty common problem until it starts to seep into your daily life. Insomnia is a real life sleep disorder, and I’ve had firsthand accounts on what it can do to you and your health. Symptoms include difficulty sleeping, waking up in the night and feeling tired upon waking. To some, it may seem like an elementary problem– “just close your eyes and sleep.” But to the sleepless,


Here’s Why STDs Are On the Rise

The past few years have been record-breaking in terms of the sheer number of STIs present in the country, particularly among adolescents and young adults. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 15 to 19 year old sexually active females have an STD. Additionally, 15 to 24 year olds account for half of the 20 million new STIs occurring each year, 65% of the 98% rise of chlamydia between 2000 and 2016,


Who and Why They Won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine 2018 was awarded on Monday, Oct. 1, to James P. Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan for their work on activating the body’s natural immune system to attack cancer. The result of years of research caused a revolution in the field of medicine. It opened new paths for the treatment of patients who had lost hope. Their success, which came after many researchers had given up


Feminism vs. Hyperfeminism In Pakistan: Where to Draw the Line?

I recently came across an Instagram post by a popular feminist page in Pakistan, and this is what its caption said: “From university campuses to mosques… where is a girl free of the moral police, pray tell?” This is what got me thinking that we urgently need to have a debate about whether or not this comparison is valid. Personally, I don’t consider the above mentioned argument valid and don’t agree with the claim

Real Life

It’s Okay to Say “I Don’t Know”

It was 8 a.m. on a Friday when the question popped up on the smartboard: can Sharia law and democracy coexist? Like every high school student fighting through class, I instantly started to panic. Did I miss Sharia law somewhere in the 14 page reading? I pulled up last night’s article on my laptop and did a quick Command + F for “Sharia law.” There was nothing. Before I could say anything, I was put


The Biggest Questions for the Kavanaugh FBI Investigation

The public testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, the man she alleges assaulted her at a party in high school, have a few inconsistencies. In other words, there’s a few things that are fishy that are going on. 1) When did the party happen? Blasey: “One evening that summer, after a day of diving at the club, I attended a small gathering at a house in the Bethesda area.” Kavanaugh: “The event

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