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A little boy working in a charter school in Baltimore. Courtesy of Baltimore Sun
A little boy working in a charter school in Baltimore.

Privatized schools are a public problem

Charter schools are pushing the widespread movement for the privatization of education. But the effects are not better. In many cases, they're much, much worse.

Unplugging from our phones, reconnecting with ourselves

Digital technology can do just about anything. It is a pathway for procrastination and a blocker of boredom. But it's also a distraction from life itself.

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Driving humans away

Driverless transportation is projected to phase out human-driven transportation in the near future. However, with the move towards automated mobility, entire sectors of the U.S. economy will crumble.

Gender-segregated tables in Media Center cross a line

Although the Media Center staff separated its tables by gender for the good intent of creating a more peaceful and learning-conducive environment, the tables lead to gender discrimination and stereotyping.

Misrepresented

Despite Lubitz's horrifying act, news outlets continue to grant him an aura of humanity a luxury black criminals, let alone black victims, typically do not receive in the U.S. This polarization in representation of whites and minorities is a testimony to the white privilege that permeates our society.

The monotony of monogamy

In the wake of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement in the U.S., legalizing polygamy actually seems like the obvious next step.

County budget closes gaps, opens projects

While the overall county budget increase for 2016 is minimal at 1.1 percent, new projects coupled with a major effort to close the budget gap ensure sufficient growth. A slow economic recovery and reduced state assistance merit the proposed conservative budget as highly appropriate and beneficial for the coming fiscal year.
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