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Commentary: The Hypocrisy of Legacy Admissions
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Commentary: The Hypocrisy of Legacy Admissions

Due to the recent lawsuit against Harvard University for discrimination against Asian-American applicants, a somewhat different aspect of college admissions has emerged to the forefront of public scrutiny: legacy admissions. Top universities in the country are systematically discriminating against the rest of America by giving children of alumni a significant advantage in admissions. For a country…

Commentary: Mailing Malice
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Commentary: Mailing Malice

“Hate.” “Bomb plot.” “Bombing spree.” “Suspect arrested.” These were just a few of many alarming phrases that inundated the front page of The New York Times last Saturday. This past week, several rudimentary pipe bombs were mailed to critics of the current presidential administration. According to the Times, at least 12 packages have been intercepted…

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Schools are no longer the only place adolescents are learning about mental health and its impact on the world around them. Hip-hop artists are raising awareness for one of the most pressing issues of the twenty-first century: mental illnesses, specifically depression. The genre has become an outlet for millions, as internationally recognized and well-known artists…

Commentary: The Detained Interpol Chief
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Commentary: The Detained Interpol Chief

China’s big brother, a magnificent magician, “loves” his subjects in a variety of humorous and unexpected ways. Once, he made Winnie the Pooh instantly vanish from Chinese Internet because the bear’s cartoon facial features resembled those of President Xi Jinping. Another time, with just a wave of his hand, a few unfortunate lawyers and writers…

Commentary: An Instagram Between Us
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Commentary: An Instagram Between Us

Instagram and WeChat are the most popular social media platforms in America and China, respectively. As an international student from China, WeChat is still my go-to source for gossip and interpersonal conversations. It’s certainly undeniable that Instagram has a lot of cool features that WeChat doesn’t have; automatically switchable filters, daily stories, and Boomerang videos…

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