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The Armenian Genocide, Told By a Turk

On this day 103 years ago, 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the government of the Ottoman Empire, known today as Turkey. This genocide was carried out both during and after World War and it lasted three years, involving mass murder, forced labor and a death march through the Syrian Desert women, children and the elderly were sent on. Other ethnic groups such as Greeks and Assyrians were also murdered during this time. Turkey has

Real Life

Five Success Tips for Online Learning

According to Bill Gates, the best education in five years will be on the Internet, so now’s the time to get a head start on knowing some success tips for online learning. Chances are, that if you attend university or college, you have already taken an e-course or two. It won’t be too long until your entire program will be delivered in an online format. Here are some strategies to improve your learning through the

International

A Beginner’s Guide For Voting In The Indian General Elections

The 2019 Indian General Elections are here, which means it’s time for every Indian who is 18 and above to exercise their constitutional right to vote. For many of us, it is probably our first time. So in order to make things easier, here is a handy guide of things to keep in mind before you go out and vote at your nearest voting booth: We’re Electing MPs, Not a Prime Minister:  It’s easy to

Mental Health

How Self-Harm Addictions Start

I want to use what I’ve gone through as a way to help other people who struggle with self-harm and self-harm urges. I especially want to help people who may be considering self-harm realize that it’s not the answer. A self-harm addiction makes your life a living hell and brings pain to those close to you. Yes, you’re in pain, and self-harm might seem like a way to relieve that pain. But do you really want to sell your life away to self-harm? There are more effective ways to...

Op-ed

From Denim Day to Every Day: Why “Small Scale” Advocacy Matters in the #MeToo Era

Jeans are a staple of my daily life. They’re the first thing I go for when I don’t know what to wear. They match with a lot of my shirts and sweaters. They’re familiar. Some say that denim is too constricting, but I think it’s comfortable. The cottony, flexible fabric feels almost natural at times, especially when it’s worn out from years of walking, dancing and all sorts of movement. American blue jeans have become

Op-ed

The Future of Abortion and Legislation That Challenges It

It’s what liberals feared and conservatives hoped for when Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in the Supreme Court. Abortion is going to be challenged. Most recently, laws in Mississippi and West Virginia have been modeled after in North Dakota’s newest abortion bill. North Dakota’s Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation on Wednesday criminalizing doctors to perform second-trimester abortion, while Georgia and Ohio’s legislature which has submitted an approved ban criminalizing doctors from performing an abortion if a

Op-ed

How Speaking The Same Language Can Solve Global Problems

Once, when I was in kindergarten, I got on an older relative’s nerves, and she told me to stop “pushing buttons.” Later, she paused, asking me if I even knew what “pushing buttons” meant. I responded, “No, because you say I’m pushing buttons, but I don’t see any buttons!” This endearing childhood story actually demonstrates a very real and all too common problem in our society: we often fail at communicating effectively. On an interpersonal

Mental Health

Apathy: A Disease Spreading Across America

Apathy. Defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary as the “lack of feeling or emotion,” is often a sign of depression or substance abuse. The feeling of “I don’t care.” The epidemic spreading across America. Middle school students of Baltimore County made a video about their school’s apathy. This video represents the apathy not just in American communities, but in their schools, too. In schools, apathy tends to show up more than in communities. Only in

Real Life

Katie Bouman: The Woman Who Helped Capture The Black Hole

Women are making major advances in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math, famously referred to as STEAM. Just this week, Katie Bouman, an MIT graduate and computer scientist, is being recognized as the face of the black hole project. For years scientists have theorized about black holes and their specific structure. Numerous sketches and diagrams were made based off of hypotheses of scientists around the world. Of course, more historical evidence from

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