Most Recent Social Issues / Civics Articles

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Impacts We Have on Ourselves Due to Social Media
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Technology and social media causes lots of parents and adults to start worrying about our exposure to these sources to portray ourselves outside of real life especially on social media. However, this doesn't always allow people to only... (more »)
March 14th, 2017
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On March 14, 2017, someone I knew committed suicide. Immediately my phone began buzzing. People were sending their thoughts and prayers, flooding Snapchat with purple hearts and messages of “Rest in Peace”. Instantly a numb sensation... (more »)
Heroes, Villains, and Everything in Between
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I like to think I’d be the hero in my story. Maybe everyone does. But does anyone know for sure? Maybe we’re all villains one way or another. People can judge you by practically anything. Name, gender, race, age, looks,... (more »)
Redefining Gender
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For the past thousands of years, humans have been trying though unsuccessfully to categorize our fellow beings into distinct groups on the basis of physical appearances. Ardent followers of phrenology, palmistry, and racism still endeavor to... (more »)
The Potential of Cloning is Positive, Despite...
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A few years ago, one day my previous social studies teacher showed our class a movie named ‘The Island’. In the movie, the thousands of human clones were illegally utilized as an insurance policy for rich people. It absolutely put... (more »)
How to Draw
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Drawing. Sounds easy enough right? All you need to do is practice, right? WRONG! There is no such thing as “practice makes perfect”! All people you know that have the gift of art have been able to do so since they popped out of the... (more »)
Animal Euthanasia: Murder or Death with Dignity?
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Euthanasia. The word comes from a greek term eu thanatos, which means dignified death. When I was little, I thought that putting animals to sleep was super cruel and sad for my fragile young heart. However, as I grew up, I realized that not... (more »)
Gun Control
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Since gun control is a big problem in the united states right now, I want to share my opinion on it. I believe that in every state their should be background checks on every gun that has been purchased and their should be no automatic guns. The... (more »)
Too Much Too Fast?
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Tempe, Arizona. A place that is not known by many, has been making headlines for the wrong reasons, a death. The victim, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, was trying to get her life back, after a break up with her husband. She was on a bike, going... (more »)
Alien Life
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A strange object, but a living one is barking to you from afar. It’s definitely not a dog though. And it’s not anything you’ve seen before either. The next thing you know is you’re blacked out and were covered with... (more »)
Equality
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Equal rights. Now, simply bringing up this topic seems to stir something in my stomach. I believe men and women deserve equal everything, no matter their beliefs, ethnicity, or culture. Equal rights, equal pay, equal consequences, and equal... (more »)
The White People Who Don't Enjoy White...
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Throughout the history of the US, White Privilege seemed to be one of the main benefits of being a Caucasian citizen. From voting rights to the best education to being arguably the race to not be oppressed, white privilege has granted white... (more »)
What Does Justice Means to Me
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Justice means a lot to me. We "have" Justice in America. As a tiny child I thought we had Justice and Freedom, But now these days I think otherwise. I walk into school everyday knowing I'm gonna get judged about what I wear, how I... (more »)
Up in the Clouds
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As I walk onto the plane, I go find a sufficient, uncomfortable seat.  Surrounded by people I am unfamiliar with, I put in my earbuds, with my favorite playlist on, and disregard everything around me.  A glimpse of the large world out... (more »)
Up in the Clouds
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As I walk onto the plane, I go find a sufficient, uncomfortable seat.  Surrounded by people I am unfamiliar with, I put in my earbuds, with my favorite playlist on, and disregard everything around me.  A glimpse of the large world out... (more »)
Why Gun Control Is Not the Solution
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Would gun control stop gun violence? Much of the American public seems to think so. A lot of people politicize these mass shootings as reasons to ban assault rifles or firearms from American civilians as a whole. There certainly is some... (more »)
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