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  • Coffee becomes the latest victim of climate change

    Climate change has been in the news for a hot minute. However, the news that 60 percent of coffee species are threatened by climate change surely caught many people off guard. One of the species is Coffea arabica, one of the world's most commonly enjoyed species. To grow, it requires shade and cooler temperatures, both of which could be affected by climate change. Globa...

    Forum | January 28, 2019
  • Gun dialogue beyond good guys with guns

    In 2012, National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said, in light of the Sandy Hook school shooting, “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun." In the numerous shootings since — and the overall dialogue on gun regulation — this quote has been used as an argument time and time again for opponents of gun control.

    Forum | December 3, 2018
  • A Korean's take on the increasing popularity of K-Beauty

    Being the beauty product fiend that I am, I wanted to check out the latest products trending on Sephora's website in light of their store-wide fall sale. When I clicked on the "Beauty's Rising Stars" tab, I was shocked to see that so many of the brands were Korean. For this week, Kaja's Cheeky Blush Stamps made it to Sephora's Beauty's Rising Stars. Th...

    Pillbox | November 19, 2018
  • Trump and Pharrell

    Despite the message of his smash 2013 hit, singer and rapper Pharrell Williams was not too happy to hear that his song, "Happy," was played at a Trump rally for Future Farmers of America (FFA) merely hours after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. The following Monday, Pharrell's attorney, Howard E. King, wrote a [cease and desist letter](

    Pillbox | November 5, 2018
  • shut down by GoDaddy

    In light of screenshots recovered from Pittsburgh shooter Robert Bowers, has been under fire as a platform for radical ideologies. Its strong stance on being the hub for free speech appealed to those whose voices felt silenced under more mainstream social media platforms such as YouTube and Twitter.

    SciTech | November 5, 2018

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