Columns

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For many Americans, the U.S. trade war with China has been fought abstractly.

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The Met, MoMA, the DIA, even our very own UMMA: There’s one thing these so-called “high art” institutions have in common — the art is usually displayed on white walls.

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In Costa Rica, there is a relaxed pace in both wild life and human nature. It is a place to truly take in the untouched world around you. When I visit, my favorite spots to explore are the empty miles of coast line, waterfalls or jungle pathways.

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On May 16, the series finale of “The Big Bang Theory” aired. I didn’t have time to catch it, nor would I have had the ability to follow along, as I haven’t properly followed the show since high school. “The Big Bang Theory” — plot aside  was an interesting show.

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It’s June and anyone in or around the LGBTQ+ community knows that it is Pride Month.

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Isn’t that headline so ironic, given that our president gained so much immediate coverage and support because he is, in fact, a celebrity? I know that we have had celebrity-politicians before, including but not limited to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan.

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Authoritarianism is a term that, historically, has evoked images of violent oppression and chaotic military coups, and with good reason.

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My first exposure to abortion was the ’80s movie “Dirty Dancing” — not a health class or a Sunday in church, but a movie. If you’ve seen it you know the scene. If not, one of the characters finds out she’s pregnant.

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Sustainability goes further than typical policies and eco-structures learned about in environment classes; it is applicable to many facets of life.

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When are we adults? It’s something a lot of people disagree about, and there really isn’t one set answer as different freedoms are enabled at different ages.