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  *Trigger Warning, the following article discusses sexual assault in hopes of shedding light on the victims accounts* When New York City was gripped by COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic, former Governor Andrew Cuomo became one of many new household names – to the likes of immunologist Anthony Fauci – regarded as a hero in helping us “flatten the curve.” This was a dark time in the city’s history but became the...

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Hulu’s latest documentary is Questlove’s directorial debut and has already gained international praise at the Cannes Film Festival for Summer of Soul, made up of found footage from the Harlem Cultural Festival that took place in the summer 1969. A story told through the eyes of the people and performers who were there in a Ken Burns style music documentary that goes much deeper into the times that produce these types of cultural moments. In...

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Former President, Donald J. Trump announced to the few people who are still listening that he was launching a social media platform devoid of censorship and fact checkers. This ended up just being a page on his website that you can see his Twitter-length thoughts and share them directly to Twitter or Facebook, but hey. As far as narcissism goes, that was actually a pretty smooth move to slide past those regulations. I think he...

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Olympic Gold Medalist, celebrity parent, Reality TV Personality, questionable driver, and Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year in 2015, Caitlyn Jenner has recently filed the paperwork to run for Governor of California, and current Democratic Governor Gavin Newsome’s recall requests have now secured enough signatures to get the recall officially on the ballot.  What is a Recall Election? In California, the number of signatures equivalent to 12% of votes cast in the regular election for...

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After the most tumultuous election cycle since Bush/Gore 2000 the people had officially spoken by electing our 46th president Joe Biden. Biden defeated the incumbent Trump making him the 10th one term President, a figure who is somehow one of the most loved and most hated Presidents in US history. This schism is reflective of the drastic levels of partisanship currently in our country.  Ex-President Donald Trump didn’t do himself any favors during his Presidency...

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The world saw a video of a man (Derek Chauvin) kneel on another man’s (George Floyd) neck for more than nine minutes, resulting in the death of the latter, and now the world is watching the trial of the former. The televised aspect is the first thing to mention when discussing the Chauvin trial, as Minnesota trials have not been televised in the past. Led by news outlets as opposed to the prosecution or defense,...

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A few weeks ago, President Biden drew a lot of praise from the left and a lot of scrutiny from the right when he signed the “Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.” The title including the words “Restoring Science” is subjectively pretty funny, but even with the Keystone Pipeline cancellation, many environmental activists believe the order falls short (but in Biden’s defense, no one is ever happy...

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“I’d rather you smoke weed than drink and drive,” my dad once said to me, age 16, after my parents caught me buying shitty brick weed off directly in front of our suburban family home. His lopsided comparison stuck with me. Weed seemed infinitely safer and tamer than drinking did. And if adults I knew also respected smoked weed, many of whom had lovely families and successful careers, how bad could it possibly be? Why,...

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In many other democratic nations, citizens could rest assured that their TV shows, magazines, newspapers, and social media would be devoid of political advertising for a while immediately following a presidential (or equivalent) election like the one we just had. In the United States, however, the next campaign cycles start the day after an election.  Former President Trump held his first rally for 2020 a whopping 4 days after moving into the White House in...

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Regardless of the reasons, it’s pretty inarguable that Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is about as popular in 2021 as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was in 2018. Just 2 weeks ago, Marjorie Taylor Greene (who the other media folk have given the super neat nickname of MTG) was the subject of a resolution in the House of Representatives to get her stripped of committee duties after a long, long list of anti-democracy actions were brought to the...