The Problem Will Not Stop at Australia

THE PROBLEM WILL NOT STOP AT AUSTRALIA

Over 25 million acres of land have already burned across the Australian continent. It is a destructive, once in a lifetime sort of event that resembles a plague more than a traditional fire season. Unfortunately, it also looks like it may become the new normal.

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Let's Let Our Differences Unite Us

LET'S LET OUR DIFFERENCES UNITE US

In my last letter to the editor, on the first day of school of this school year, I challenged my fellow Blazers to keep an open mind. In the spirit of the new year, I want to issue a new challenge; use your differences to expand your community.

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Climate Change in the Deep South Threatens Children

CLIMATE CHANGE IN DEEP SOUTH THREATENS CHILDREN

Children are more sensitive to their environment than adults. Their hearts beat quicker, and they breathe faster than we do. Accordingly, children absorb more air pollutants given their smaller body mass.

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The Death Penalty Needs to be Put to Rest

THE DEATH PENALTY NEEDS TO BE PUT TO REST

According to the American Civil Liberties Union, people of color make up 43% of all executions and 55% of people on death row currently. This disproportionate application of the death penalty is one of many reasons for it to be abolished.

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Sesame Street Needs to Remain Free

OPINION| SESAME STREET NEEDS TO REMAIN FREE

HBO Max has gained exclusive streaming rights to Sesame Street as part of their expanding catalog. The service will be available starting May 2020 but there are some concerns with Sesame Street becoming locked behind a 15 dollar pay wall entirely.

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It's Time Justice is Spread Equally

OPINION| IT'S TIME JUSTICE IS SPREAD EQUALLY

The high-volume killings of unarmed black people have sparked protests and attention in the media due to a problem of systematic racism. The attitude toward the police continues to deepen.

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Malcolm Gladwell's Irresponsible Oversimplification

MALCOM GLADWELL'S IRRESPONSIBLE OVERSIMPLIFICATION

Malcolm Gladwell’s new book Talking to Strangers might have more to say about instances of “miscommunication” than appears on the page. Gladwell’s irresponsible simplification of the sexual assault of Chanel Miller is deeply misleading.

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Impeachment is the Only Option

IMPEACHMENT IS THE ONLY OPTION

Trump has lied, raged conflict, presented unhinged behavior, and has an ego so enormous that he can never admit his faults. He has tried to rearrange the values, independence, and interest of America and American citizens.

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Banning Vaping Will Cause More Harm than Good

BANNING VAPING WILL CAUSE MORE HARM THAN GOOD

The Center for Disease Control has reported 530 cases of lung injury in the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The case against manufactured e-cigarette liquid is not so straightforward.

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Democratic Debate, A Review

DEMOCRATIC DEBATE, A REVIEW

The Democratic Debate held on September 12, 2019 allowed candidates to discuss their proposals to transform education. In the upcoming elections, we need to pay attention to candidates who have realistic plans that are in place not only for us but for future generations to come.

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WE MUST PROTECT FREE SPEECH

WE MUST PROTECT FREE SPEECH

The University of Alabama announced that Jamie Riley, assistant vice president and dean of students, Ph.D., resigned by “mutual agreement” last week. Riley’s resignation came after images of his tweets resurfaced concerning systemic racism in America.

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THE CLOWN CAR RACE TO REPLACE DOUG JONES

THE CLOWN CAR RACE TO REPLACE DOUG JONES

We’ve known ever since an unimaginably horrible Republican candidate running to fill Jeff Sessions vacant Senate seat was soundly upset by Democrat Doug Jones that ambitious Republicans across Alabama would be piling into the primary for the chance to unseat him.

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