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“All Rise”
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“All Rise”

Apart from catching up on much-needed rest, studying for the notoriously tedious SAT, and enjoying the Florida sun this summer, I volunteered for a local, non-partisan political campaign for a circuit court judgeship in Palm Beach County, Fla., in which my father was a candidate. Over the course of the summer, I had a unique…

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The Film We Deserve

As credits began to roll amidst the jarring silence, the audience still dazed by the fading image of the black and white American flag, I felt two diverging sensations wash over me. I walked out of the theater as the music from the movie, BlacKkKlansman, faded out, feeling profoundly proud and decidedly disappointed at the…

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Distracted Democracy

Everyone is itching to know who anonymously wrote a scathing review of President Donald Trump’s leadership in “The New York Times.” The op-ed was published on September 5 and has since been the subject of speculation from news outlets, politicians, and even gambling websites. The author, a “senior official” in Trump’s administration, describes a state…

Political Discourse: On Stepping Away
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Political Discourse: On Stepping Away

I’ve always been the kind of person to insist on across-the-aisle engagement. In other words, don’t dismiss the Trump supporter — go talk to them, because rejecting change is dangerous and separation is inherently unequal. This summer, my roommate at debate camp was from a Catholic school in southern Louisiana and fit almost all the…

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“Love All Serve All”: Reflections on 2018 Food Waste Challenge

How can we sustain an ever-growing world population and also protect the planet’s natural resources? Around the globe, according to UNICEF, malnutrition results in the loss of around three million young lives a year, yet approximately one third of the world’s food supply goes to waste each year. Discarding 222 million tons of food each…

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