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Teenagers are ignorant to the negatives of Juuling

Teenagers are ignorant to the negatives of Juuling

Megan Lafond, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018


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According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the amount of U.S. smokers has decreased from 20.9 percent (in 2005) to 15.5 percent (in 2016), a number that has continued to decline over the past decade. However, a new product has taken the the country by storm that is causing...

BIPP: With an approaching election date, Republicans may face failure

Harry Morris, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018


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Republicans have started to worry as pre-election polls indicate the upcoming elections could be tough for them. Although they are still presumed to keep the Senate, swing-states are looking more challenging to win, and the usual Republican safe zones are surprisingly being contested. Democrats are...

Editorial: Anonymous op-ed in The New York Times stirs questions of the President’s competency

Editorial: Anonymous op-ed in The New York Times stirs questions of the President’s competency

September 13, 2018


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The anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times last Wednesday written by a senior official in the Trump administration left our editorial staff feeling as though we couldn’t wait until our next publication date to offer commentary. The significance of an anonymous publication cannot go understat...

Retail redemption or demise?

Retail redemption or demise?

Jess Kaplan, Opinions Editor

September 13, 2018


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It has been a catastrophic few years for retail: in 2017, nine major retail companies declared bankruptcy. Approximately 6,700 stores have closed in the past year, including major shutdowns from Macy’s, J.C. Penney, RadioShack, and Sears. Many malls are now empty. Retail has reached its demise. What...

Argentina’s economy in crisis, yet again

Max Haase, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


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Argentina’s economy appears to be in trouble again only three years after the election of Mauricio Macri. Macri has brought economic growth and political progress to Latin America through the dismantling of various tariffs, the re-stabilization of energy and transport prices in alignment with market rates, an...

Kaepernick isn’t the problem, Nike is

Kaepernick isn’t the problem, Nike is

Griffin Perrault, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2018


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Sept. 4 marked a revolutionary moment for Nike: the multimillion-dollar athletic wear company uploaded a close-up photo of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Emblazoned across the dorsum of Kaep’s high-definition nose reads the statement: “Believe in something. Even if it m...

LGBTQ advancement in India signals a shift in culture

LGBTQ advancement in India signals a shift in culture

Ben Borrok, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2018


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India decriminalized consensual gay sex with the repeal of Section 377 on Sept 6. The law, dating back to colonial rule under the British, criminalized gay sex as “against the order of nature” and carried significant penalties, including life in prison. This news comes as a sign of freedom to the...

Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation: A failure in Supreme Court judges

Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation: A failure in Supreme Court judges

Griffin Perrault, Contributing Writer

September 6, 2018


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Four years ago, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit handed down its ruling on the SeaWorld of Florida, LLC. v. Perez case; trainer Dawn Brancheau’s tragic death during a performance with killer whale Tilikum underscored a supreme deficiency of safety precautions for SeaWorld...

Editorial: In Maryland’s troubling football culture, praise for players’ gesture

Editorial: In Maryland’s troubling football culture, praise for players’ gesture

September 6, 2018


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Following the untimely death of the University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair (detailed in this week’s edition of Beyond the Bison), his team honored him by lining up for the first play of their season-opener against Texas with only 10 players, tangibly stressing the gaping hole with which...

BIPP: Shedding light to the shadow of censorship: Google plans to return Chinese market with censored app 8 years later

Yiwei Wang, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


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To the surprise of many, Google plans on re-entering the Chinese market through developing a censored version of its search service, eight years after being deemed illegal by the Chinese government. The project coded under “Dragonfly” has been underway since the spring of 2017 and according to Re...

New television show makes light of refugee crisis

Jacob Feuerstein, Contributing Writer

September 6, 2018


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“Put yourself in their shoes, see things from their perspective.” A principle long upheld, and often overused, by adults all over the world is taken to a new, melodramatic, and exaggerated level on a T.V. show on the Polish television station TVN. The reality show, aptly titled “Go Back to...

The policing of women’s bodies in sport must end

Ben Borrok, Contributing Writer

September 6, 2018


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Women, like Serena Williams, don’t play sports to gain men’s approval, nor do they play just for fun. Just like men, they play with the desire to win. That competitive nature that exists within us all is most apparent in tennis, where the men’s and women’s games are on display side-by-side at...

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