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The U.S. carceral system is overly punitive

The United States has the most punitive criminal legal system in the world, containing 25 percent of the world’s prison population. Prisons and jails in the United States are overcrowded, unsanitary and...


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New Buffalo Bills stadium deal is unconscionable

When it comes to sports stadiums, nearing lease expiration is a natural time for team shareholders to reevaluate their investment. If the league is healthy, a new stadium will be built. Where...


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Hardcore punk hates capitalism

In the late 1970s, a new offshoot of the punk rock movement emerged, eventually deemed “hardcore.” Two acts have been credited with catalyzing the movement: Middle Class, a punk rock band formed...


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"Sunset" is the best "Breaking Bad'" episode

It is no secret that “Breaking Bad” is one of the greatest television shows ever made. The show is the second-highest-rated show on the fan review aggregate site IMDb and won 16...


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Glamorizing serial killers in media is dangerous

Over the years, society has become more and more fascinated with the concept of evil. From popular documentaries to true crime podcasts — my personal favorite being “Crime Junkie” — criminal evil...


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Space exploration is beneficial for our planet and ourselves

There is a common refrain heard by space travel critics around the world. “Why are we going back to space if we have so much to fix on Earth?” This goes by...


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A list of "ins" and "outs" for summer 2022

I don’t know if I am the only one who gets TikToks telling me what’s in and what’s out on my “For You” page, but I find each one so riveting. To...


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Relaxation can be achieved through more than meditation

When I entered college, I had to make a huge adjustment to my expectations and habits pertaining to my course load and how I tackled it. I also had to look at...


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Child actors are not equipped for the stress of fame

Imagine living a life of dressing rooms with your name on it, award shows with you as one of the nominees and admirers all over the nation claiming to be your biggest...


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Margaret Atwood should not amplify transphobic rhetoric

Later this week, Margaret Atwood, author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” will be coming to campus. For my penultimate column, I don’t want to write a hit piece, but a genuine critique of...