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The center of police brutality

Photo taken on December 6, 2014. By Scottlum, Flickr Recent reports of police violence has created a sense of worry, violence and unease in the United States Ferguson. North Charleston. Baltimore. Three places, three deaths, one year, and one giant, continuous uproar around the country. Protests, riots and debate after debate. …

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‘Coming of age’ in the modern era

Different moments and events combine across lifetimes to create maturity and knowledge “Perks isn’t just one of the best coming of age stories we’ve seen, but also one of the best all around movies.” “The Spectacular Now…is one of those rare and nuanced coming of age stories that realistically depicts …

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Rights and Responsibility

Evan Goldenberg’s and Seth Rogen’s film The Interview. Trey Parker’s and Matt Stone’s musical The Book of Mormon and television series South Park. The late Stéphane Charbonnier’s magazine Charlie Hebdo. All examples of satire and all protected under free speech. Although many countries celebrate free speech, such as the United …

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Sharks in Space

The 2014-15 International Space Station experiment will explore the effects of artificial shark skin on bacteria growth in microgravity, hoping to improve astronauts’ health conditions. The frigid and dry weather during the winter months takes a toll on the immune system, and anything from the common cold to the stomach …

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Debate heads to State

“State is always a little bit unpredictable,” said captain and senior Caroline Pellegrin. “Just because you’ve been doing super well the entire season, doesn’t mean it’s going to great at State. So there’s always that element of surprise and kind of twist.” Pellegrin, along with fellow senior captain Scott Stewart, …

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A life-long community

Competitive mountain biking inspires life-long fitness in a positive, encouraging community Sweat drips from under a helmet, falling onto bikers’ gloved hands which are gripping onto the handlebars of their mountain bike. A tree appears ahead and they veer sharply to avoid it, still staying on the path marked out …

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A summer of love

Extraordinary love and unexpected endings, what more could you ask for? The Fault in Our Stars and If I Stay bring everything you’re looking for in a summer blockbuster. Choices. That’s what life comes down to, doesn’t it? Choices define a person’s existence. It could be a happy existence or …

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