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Commentary: On Religious Institutions: Be Aware
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Commentary: On Religious Institutions: Be Aware

Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, recently became an art teacher at Immanuel Christian School, a conservative school that forbids students to have homosexual parents. Another religiously-affiliated school, Covington Catholic High School, also recently sparked conversation online when students from the school surrounded a Native American elder in a rally in Washington D.C….

Commentary: Terror and Terrorism in the Phillipines
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Commentary: Terror and Terrorism in the Phillipines

When Rodrigo Duterte took power as the president of the Philippines in January of 2016, he promised everyone that he would root out the country’s drug dealers. Over the next few years, he condoned the extrajudicial killings of more than 5,000 petty criminals, street children, and drug users all while failing to curb the flow…

Commentary: The Incomplete Truth
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Commentary: The Incomplete Truth

We live in a time when all the news and information we crave are instantly available at our fingertips—as a consequence, flashy headlines and clickbait titles make it all too easy to get caught up and angry about a current event in the news. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened following an event on Friday, January…

Commentary: Anxiety All Around AndOver
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Commentary: Anxiety All Around AndOver

Anxiety haunted my every move and filled my head with a crippling self-doubt that overflowed into my every thought. I dreaded every subject, I was incapable of raising my hand, and participating to the slightest degree in discussions became a nightmarish prospect because, before even a word could escape my mouth, I began to anticipate a…

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