Gitmo, should we stay or should we go?

On Feb. 23, 2016, President Barack Obama submitted his plan to Congress to finally close Guantanamo Bay prison, which was established in 2002 and holds persons suspected or convicted of terrorism, and is part of the U.S. naval base in Cuba. In 2009, shortly after taking office, President Obama issued an executive order to close […]

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Electronic Music at the Grammys

The 2016 Grammy Awards featured a rare electronic music performance, by Justin Bieber, Diplo, and Skrillex, and deserving musicians won the awards available to electronic artists. The institution responsible for voting for music’s biggest prize, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States, are often criticized for making old-fashioned, publicly disconnected […]

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Zika Prompts Reproductive Considerations

The birth of an infant with microcephaly is a major consequence of the recent Zika virus pandemic in Latin America. The reproductive issues surrounding the prevention of Zika-related microcephaly are complicated because abortions aren’t legal in many Latin American countries, and contraception isn’t widely available, but the Pope has condoned the use of the latter. […]

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How to go from “Candidate” to “Nominee”–The Delegate System Explained

Few Americans fully comprehend the American “electoral system,” especially the process in which an individual moves from candidate to nominee. Currently, the populace is fully immersed in the 2016 presidential election campaign. Donald Trump has upset the political pundits and Republican party leaders, and Bernie Sanders has Hillary Clinton supporters “feeling the Bern.” Ex-New York […]

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