Opinion

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Why Thursday Night Football is killing the NFL

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Football is a physical sport. It’s a known fact that with the constant pushing, shoving and tackling the sport entails, there are bound to be injuries. The ongoing study of concussions in football players has been an issue that has sparked heated discussion in the NFL for years. But  hundreds of players also suffer muscular […]

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Editorial: Boycott Hollywood predators

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On Thursday, Oct. 5, what will surely come to be known as the “day of reckoning” for sexual harassment in the workplace, the New York Times published an article outlining allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. In the two months that have passed since then, 83 women have come forward accusing […]

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Underhanded transactions: A reflection of developer greed

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Video games are evolving, and for the better. The sounds, the gameplay and the graphics are all improving. These are basic aspects that players love to see when experiencing a game for the first time. Unfortunately, the schemes that gaming developers are using to squeeze out as much money as they can from consumers are […]

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Social media platforms shouldn’t be political ones

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In 2008 and 2012, America witnessed technology fundamentally alter the political sphere when President Barack Obama harnessed the power of the internet and social media to campaign for office. By organizing his supporters, raising funds and promoting his agenda online throughout his two terms, Obama revolutionized the way presidential candidates interact with the electorate. Today, […]

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Stop being neutral about net neutrality

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Two weeks ago when I heard the term “net neutrality” for the first time, I thought my sister had mispronounced a word under her newly acquired (and quite possibly faked) midwestern accent on her first weekend home from college. Now, after a few weeks, hours of research and a great deal of thinking, I am […]

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Giving thanks for everything, except women

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My aunt bustled frantically around the kitchen, as more family members trickled into her home. The pots and pans clattered as the conversations grew louder to drown out the noise. This was yet another normal Thanksgiving until I noticed one caveat—the only people cooking and cleaning were women. This revelation would not be so shocking […]

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Trump’s ‘Merry Christmas’ debate has no place in our diverse society

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“We’re getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don’t talk about anymore. They don’t use the word ‘Christmas’ because it’s not politically correct… Well, guess what? We’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again,” said President Trump to a roaring crowd at the 2017 Values Voter Summit. This statement reinforced the increasingly common belief that there is […]

Lamenting the end of the SF-Osaka sister city status

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During World War II, the Japanese Imperialist Army coerced between 80,000 and 200,000 women and girls, mostly from China, Korea and the Philippines, into sexual slavery and brothels in occupied regions throughout eastern Asia. These women became known as “Comfort Women,”—a loose translation of the Japanese word for prostitute—and were forced to have sex with […]

Editorial: ‘Bump’ up maternity leave policies

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The U.S. is one of only three countries in the entire world that does not mandate nationwide paid maternity leave, along with Papua New Guinea and Lesotho. Let that sink in. It’s almost unbelievable, but true. Within the U.S., only three states offer partially paid maternity leave, including California, New Jersey and Rhode Island and […]

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Rated “R” for Ridiculous Age Restriction

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For an infographic on this topic click here. Months in advance, you hear about an exciting new movie, and you can’t wait to see it.. A couple of weeks later, the trailer is released. You watch it again and again, becoming even more anxious to see the complete film. A few more weeks pass by […]