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Commentary: 404: Our Voices Not Found
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Commentary: 404: Our Voices Not Found

April 13, Friday, 6:55 a.m.: The administration of Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, announces an information cleanse aimed at comics, short videos, and video games related to violence, pornography, and homosexuality. Prior to this notice, the director of the account “Gay Voices” on Weibo, which regularly posts gay-related content, was phoned by internal officials…

Commentary: Just Another Indian
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Commentary: Just Another Indian

Growing up, I have been a part of two worlds. Every day I crossed the boundary when I stepped off the driveway of my house. The language, cultural norms, and values behind the driveway and over the fences were very different. My identity in the house was that of a young Bengali-American child who loved…

Commentary: Anti-Humanitarian Intervention
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Commentary: Anti-Humanitarian Intervention

“Mission accomplished!” tweeted President Trump, with regard to the recent U.S. airstrikes on Syrian government air bases. The strikes were in response to the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons against civilians in Douma. Is it as simple as Trump’s tweet? I’m afraid not. The outcomes of American “humanitarian” intervention in the Middle East have…

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Will You Walk Out?

We are poised to be the leaders of tomorrow. Our dedicated teachers encourage our curiosities, push us to explore, and dare us to ask why. Our classes champion the power of the virtuous individual and warn us of the forces of apathy and complicity. Our community forums underline the duty of the powerful to fight…

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Commentary: Small Steps to a Greener Earth

Ever since visiting Lisbon, Portugal, over Spring Break, I have been reflecting on how the United States can be more environmentally friendly based on Lisbon’s successful systems. Portugal has made small, feasible changes to technology and culture with the goal of reducing their carbon footprint. The first thing I noticed upon arriving in Lisbon was…

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