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  • Trump's presidency: a year in review

    Just over a year ago, Donald Trump officially became the 45th President of the United States. Since then, America has witnessed a president unlike any other. A reality star who “spoke his mind,” who seemed to be unafraid of hitting the “tweet” button, would soon “have a nuclear button” that he proudly admitted “works.” A man without ...

    Forum | January 29, 2018
  • Starbucks holiday cup invokes LGBTQ debate

    'Tis the season for holiday lights, gingerbread cookies, gift-giving... and controversies surrounding disposable cups at Starbucks. As it has since 2015, Starbucks finds itself caught in another cup controversy.

    Forum | December 4, 2017
  • 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

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