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Do we really need any more streaming services?

Last week, I caved into the hype surrounding the new streaming service Paramount+ and started a free trial. Now, after missing the cancellation deadline, I am stuck paying for the service for the next month without much left to watch. I’ll elaborate: it’s not that Paramount+ is bad, or even a waste of money, (for […]

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Vaccine
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College students should be first to get Johnson & Johnson vaccine

It’s finally here. The third vaccine to get emergency approval from the FDA, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single-dose that provides incredible protection against COVID-19. The vaccine has shown 66.3% effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 infection, and it has also demonstrated 100% effectiveness in preventing severe disease or hospitalization. That means that on the […]

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Stop shaming people for going out responsibly

Since Feb. 4, every region in Illinois has maintained the requirements needed to operate at Phase 4 mitigations. That means bars and restaurants are open for indoor dining at reduced capacity, and other activities that had been suspended, like indoor fitness classes, are back in full force. Even at such establishments, many precautions still remain […]

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Biden presidency
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Biden’s success as president will be determined at 100-day mark

Joe Biden has a lot of promises to live up to. This time around, American lives depend on his ability to meet the mark with some of his largest promises, most notably the effort to get 100 million people vaccinated by the end of his first 100 days. It is a bold promise, certainly, though […]

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People Must Treat Each Other With Respect After Hearing Election Results

When I first heard about the results of the election that Joe Biden had won, my reaction was feelings of relief and excitement; everyone knew that it would be a close race, but in reality, Trump only got 214 electoral votes, while Biden got 290 electoral votes, when he only needed 270 to win. When […]

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Why Your Vote Matters

With the presidential election quickly approaching, the majority of Americans are getting their votes in now. For some, this may be a familiar process and for others it may be their first time voting. Regardless of the amount of times you’ve voted, your ballot matters all the same.  Voting allows everyday people, students, like you […]

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