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Child detainees asleep in holding cell Courtesy of Los Angeles Times
Child detainees asleep in holding cell

The not so minor, minor immigration problem

In recent months, the flood of child immigrants from Central America has risen to chaotic and unsustainable proportions. The influx of unaccompanied immigrant children and mothers has amounted to an overwhelming humanitarian and policy issue.

Sea level rise will be coastal states' demise

Scientists recently produced evidence that sea level rise will continue into the foreseeable future. Several low-lying islands and coastal areas are already experiencing the effects of rapidly swelling oceans and seas.

Op/Ed »

"Redskins" a little too strong on offense

Snyder has resisted change for a while, but he must understand that changing the name would not only be compassionate to Native Americans who are hurt by the team name, it would also benefit himself and his team socially, financially and ethically.

In Syrian war, strength through neutrality

The continuation of Assad's power in Syria brings the country closer to becoming ground zero of an all-out battle between the two major sects of Islam, Shia and Sunni, spanning the entire Middle East.

Humor »

SCO snoWatch: Winter 2013

Bundle up Blazers, with just about a month left in the semester, this might just be the perfect time for a snow day.

Nothing comes free kids

As the little "innocent" trick-or-treaters stroll from house to house, many adults are inclined to dish out sweets left and right. But sensible individuals, like myself, know just how conniving these little kids really are.

Poll »

What's the best part of summer?
  • Swimming in the pool
  • Watching TV
  • Sleeping all day
  • My awesome job/internship
  • Hanging out with friends
  • Going back to school!
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