Monday, November 25, 2019 - 6:05pm
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We are officially less than one year away from the 2020 presidential elections, and voters across the country are watching candidates as they talk about critically important issues: health care costs, job opportunities and wages. One of the biggest splits among Democrats and Republicans, and even between different wings of the Democratic party, is the economy. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 6:18pm
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If you have been following politicians or economists over the past few years, you’ve probably heard about the idea of a carbon tax thrown around as an important tool for fighting climate change in the United States. Despite discussion year after year, nothing ever happens with it. Implementing a carbon tax is the first and easiest step we can take towards slowing climate change. 

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 5:38pm
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This year, the University of Michigan saw the development of a massive ongoing student protest regarding climate change on campus. Thousands of students, faculty and community members attended the climate strikes held on the Diag last spring and again this fall, highlighting just how important fighting climate change is in students’ minds.

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 5:41pm
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Every time I open my laptop to write, do homework or do anything productive, I am always faced with a difficult choice. Can I complete the task at hand, or will I get distracted by the likes of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or Reddit? These sites, and others, are what I have deemed the “horsemen of the productivity apocalypse” simply because they are always there in the distance, ready to kill whatever productive momentum I have at any given moment. 

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 3:46pm
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The 2020 presidential election is over a year away, and it’s already running at full speed. A field of more than 20 Democratic candidates has already been cut in half, and the remaining candidates are laser focused on setting themselves apart from the rest of the pack. The spectrum ranges from ultra-progressives such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to more moderate candidates like former Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 4:24pm
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College students ought to be interested in the recent inversion of the yield curve, as its ramifications could potentially pose a significant threat to our post-graduation plans.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 6:44pm
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On July 25, the United States Attorney General announced that the federal government would once again practice capital punishment in relation to five death-row inmates convicted of murder, torture and rape of children and the elderly.

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 1:15pm
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Recently, I took a road trip down to West Virginia to learn more about mountaintop removal coal mining and tour the remains of a retired mine on Kayford Mountain, located in a rural area outside of Charleston, W.V. Mountaintop removal, as the name suggests, is a process of coal mining that involves rigging explosives to a mountaintop and blowing it up so coal companies can extract threads of coal hidden in the interior of the mountain.

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 4:45pm
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On Friday, March 15 some 3,000 students from the University of Michigan and high schools in the Ann Arbor area gathered on the Diag as a part of the Global Climate Strike.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 3:04pm
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Most, if not all, of my favorite memories in my entire life take place inside a national park. There was the time I climbed a 14,000-foot mountain located in a national forest in Colorado, or the time I spent multiple days hiking in beautiful Zion National Park in Utah. One of my most surreal experiences occurred laying on a beach in Acadia National Park in Maine, staring up at more stars than I had ever seen at one time, connecting them to form constellations and seeing the Milky Way shine brilliantly across the expansive night sky.