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Economics is in STEM, where it belongs

Recently, UR moved Economics from a social science to a STEM major.  At first glance, I can see how economics…

Why it could make sense to depose Maduro

I’m generally opposed to foreign intervention. American meddling often makes bad situations worse — Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Cuba are…

The laces that bind us: The significance of sneaker culture

In my dorm room, safely tucked in a little corner of the floor, sits a pair of bright orange, special…

Pissed off at Gucci? Start supporting local brands

Over the years, a lot of companies and celebrities have seemingly profited from the historical mistreatment and misrepresentation of black…

The hidden dangers of microplastics

Many of the negative impacts humans have on the environment are visible to the naked eye. Trash washes up on…

Ariana Grande and society’s problem with details

It’s important to remember that Asian Americans are equally American.

It takes a lot of effort to be in a long distance relationship

Long-distance relationships are extremely hard to work through and in most cases don’t work. They take a lot of effort,…

What’s in a name? A lot, actually

A name is more than just a word. It carries the weight of a person’s whole identity. A name can…

Is organic food really that great?

The organic food industry is on the rise and claims to have both environmental and animal benefits.  However, new data…

The shutdown mystery

Last night, when I was looking at the graph of Trump’s approval rating on FiveThirtyEight, my friend Charles said it…