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  • Hyperpartisanship blurs moral lines in Alabama election

    Yet again, America finds hyperpartisanship interfering with ethics. On Dec. 12, voters in Alabama must decide on a senator to represent their state: Democratic candidate Doug Jones or Republican candidate Roy Moore. But these candidates differ on more than their parties. Moore has been accused of sexually abusing minors b...

    Forum | November 20, 2017
  • MakeApp threatens women’s agency over appearance

    "Take her swimming on the first date" is a common saying circulating on the internet and being shared among men who joke about how women "hide" behind layers of makeup, thus deceiving the world with artificially good looks. However, this statement has become more than just a silly meme. Ashot Gabrelyanov created an app called MakeApp that essentially makes a camera filter that predicts what women ...

    Forum | November 20, 2017
  • America needs dialogue, not more polarization

    Hyperpartisanship continues to be a trend in American politics. Political discussion among people of opposite ends of the political spectrum usually leads to both sides "triggering" the other, or at the very least, spewing insults such as "snowflake" or "deplorable." Of course, politics has never been a smooth-sailing conversation topic. The saying "never discuss politics in polite company" often ...

    Forum | November 13, 2017
  • Benefits of starting dialogue about sexual assault outweigh risk of false allegations

    Although sexual misconduct is not a new topic, it is one that has generated many discussions recently. Brock Turner sparked national outrage after receiving a mere three months prison time for raping a woman and is again brought back by a criminology textbook that used him as the [textbook definition](

    Forum | November 6, 2017
  • Sugar-coating mental health fails students

    On Oct. 10, the world recognized the 25th World Mental Health Day. Although treatments are continuously being tested and the dialogue involved in discussing mental health topics has expanded, it is no secret that there is still much work to be done. Here in the U.S., obtaining access to mental health care remains a...

    Forum | October 16, 2017

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