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Fossil fuel marketing has no place in school systems

As a member of the New York Youth Climate Leaders (NY2CL), a group of high school and college environmentalists dedicated to promoting climate-conscious legislation in New York state, I was recently tasked...


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Climate change is the fault of the ultra-wealthy

On August 12, 2021, Hank Green, author and online science education content creator, posted a video on his TikTok account showing an image of what it would look like if all the...


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Climate change cannot be solved under capitalism

In 2030, the world is predicted to be 2.7 degrees Celsius warmer, even if the world holds to the agreements made at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) climate accords...


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Violent crime in NYC must be addressed

This time, as I glimpse down at the customary sight of a white box on my phone when The New York Times wishes to notify me of my current event, my heart...


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BookTok has changed book industries for the better

TikTok as a social media platform has gained attention from people of all ages. Popular videos on TikTok typically include dances, recipes, storytimes or humorous situations. However, another popular section to emerge...


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Athletes should not be prescribed opioids for pain management

Athletes are often willing to put their bodies and minds under tremendous stress, sacrificing everything for the opportunity to be the best. But at what point does sacrificing everything mean having nothing?...


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Harm reduction is the best way to combat drug misuse

In the third season of the seminal HBO drama series “The Wire,” Baltimore police Major Howard “Bunny” Colvin allows drug dealers in his district to sell their drugs in certain safe zones...


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Scientists should adapt a more flexible model of addiction

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health in 2020, 40.3 million Americans aged 12 or older suffered from a substance use disorder within the past year. Forty-three million is...


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Legalizing marijuana is not a fix-all solution

On April 1, 2022, the House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act with a vote of 220 to 204. The act would federally legalize marijuana by decriminalizing...


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Religion should not be forced onto children

Growing up Catholic, my parents made me and my three other siblings attend church every Sunday, just as their parents did with them. While my older sisters went to a Catholic elementary...