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Real Life

What You Need to Know About Bears Ears National Monument

Trump and his supporters have been adamant about their support of Confederate monuments and statues in the past. That’s why it was such a surprise when Trump decided to massively downsize the Bears Ears National Monument. Where is Bears Ears National Monument? Bears Ears National Monument is in Utah, and until recently, it was about 1.3 million acres. Why is it important? Bears Ears National Monument is laden with important Native American cultural sites and artefacts;

Environment

Utah’s National Parks May Be Destroyed by None Other Than Trump

President Donald Trump is planning to drastically scale two national monuments in Utah. According to the Washington Post, Bears Ears national park, which is currently 1.35 million acres, could be shrunk by 85 percent, and the 1.9 million acres of Grand Staircase-Escalante national park will also be reduced by 85 percent. Trump will be announcing the proposal when he visits Salt Lake City today (Monday, December 4, 2017). This announcement arrives after Trump requested that

Politics

Is Celebrating Columbus Day Righteous?

Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who lived in the late 13th century, who is commonly credited as being the first person to discover the Americas. This holiday, dedicated to his discoveries, is usually celebrated on the second Monday of October. However, there has been massive uproar on the topic of this celebration. Should Americans celebrate our blood-stained history? Do we want to idolize a man who left behind a trail of disease and death

International

Uncontacted Tribe Massacred in Brazil

Brazilian authorities are investigating an alleged massacre of indigenous residents of the Javari Valley. Very little has been confirmed at this point. It appears that several members of the tribe were collecting food when they encountered a group of miners. These prospectors had been hired to illegally dredge the valley’s rivers for gold. It is thought that ten or more people (some estimates go up to twenty) were killed. If this is confirmed, then a

Race

San Diego State University Votes to Keep Controversial Mascot

Many people on the campus of San Diego State University (SDSU) have been upset about their mascot: an Aztec warrior known by the name of Monty Montezuma. Student council decided to vote on the issue of removing the mascot or keeping it. The vote was 12 to 14 meaning a victory for avid fans of Monty and a loss for students who feel marginalized by him. Professor Monge of SDSU says that, “rather than honoring

International

The NoDAPL Protests Proved That Protesting Does Work

On Dec. 4, the U.S. Army Corps announced to a country of relentless protestors and angered supporters that Dakota Access, L.L.C. and Energy Transfer Partners did not have permission to construct the Dakota Pipeline. The goal behind preventing the construction and resulting line was, ultimately, the protection of sacred Native American land and barring the potential of poisoned Sioux water sources. "We stand ready to stand with you if and when your people are in

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