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Op-ed

Against the Death Penalty: A Counter-Opinion

Can we ever rightfully condemn a person to death? It is a question that has plagued humans and our societies since our moralities first developed in the faded ages of antiquity.  The use of capital punishment is interwoven so closely within our histories that the first use of laws defining which crimes deserved execution can be found as far back as King Hammurabi’s 18th Century B.C. Babylon. Without a shadow of a doubt, the scholars

Real Life

Freshman Law Student Horacio Castillo III Died During Fraternity Hazing

Horacio Tomas “Atio” Castillo III, a freshman law student of the University of Santo Tomas, died on September 17, from injuries sustained in Aegis Juris Fraternity hazing initiation rites. Medical Technologist John Paul Sarte Solano said that he found Horacio Castillo’s body lying on a pavement in the corner of H. Lopez Boulevard and Infanta Street in Balut, Tondo, Manila. Solano signals vehicles passing by the area to bring Horacio to the hospital until a

Mental Health

What It’s Like After a Loved One’s Suicide

There are certain moments in your life that, even in the moment itself, you know will forever define you as a person. These moments often come without warning, but you’re conscious of their significance as well as their fragility. You don’t get the luxury of a pause button, but you also don’t realize the expansive amount of time you have to take in the moment itself until you’ve spent it. You feel the pressure of

International

How One News Network In Venezuela Is Combating Censorship

Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, has been filled with protests, fights, violence and death. The people of Venezuela are protesting government censorship. It has been a long fight. Marking ten years since Hugo Chavez shut down RCTV, a popular news network in Venezuela, the people are out protesting the violation of speaking one’s mind and having unpopular opinions. The network was shut down because Chavez could not take the criticism given to him or his government. Many

International

How the World Will React to the Death of the Queen

Queen Elizabeth the Second has outlived fifteen different U.S. presidents, eighteen Prime Ministers. Still, even the respected and superannuated monarch is not going to live forever. The Queen is ninety years old, but there are already preparations being made for England’s “most disruptive event in the last seventy years.” After all, most of the people currently living in Britain have never known life without her. Besides needing to print new currency, and changing sigils on the

Entertainment

It’s Okay To Deeply Mourn the Loss of Celebrities Who Made An Impact On You

In the past week, we have lost legendary icons like George Michael, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds – but that’s just a few of who we lost in 2016. All of Hollywood and the rest of the world mourned the death of the iconic actors and singers as if they were part of their own family. To some, mourning the loss of a celebrity may seem silly, but to others, it really is a terrible

International

Inside Aleppo: Before and After Comparisons Amidst the Bloodshed of Civil War

For sundry vivacious centuries, Aleppo, Syria was the third utmost populous metropolis of the time-honored Ottoman Empire, circa 1233 to 1922.  Following the archaic megacity of Constantinople—which is presently recognized as Istanbul, Turkey—and Cairo in magnitude, Aleppo has been reportedly inhabited chronicling back to the sixth millennium.  For instance, cuneiform script—which was systematic communication that translates to “wedge-shaped” predating horse-and-buggies in its precedence—of the ancient kingdoms of Elba and Mesopotamia were its leading introduction into

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