Thursday, June 8, 2023


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Gonzalez v. Google Proves the Need To Regulate Big Tech

Gonzalez v. Google, a court case currently pending a decision from the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), has the potential to change the entire landscape of the internet. The case centers around Section 230, a section of U.S. code passed through the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA). Section 230 has protected social media companies from legal action against third-party content posted on their platform, essentially shielding these corporations from having to regulate user content. This has caused an explosion in false information and dangerous extremist views.

Fox News’ Integrity Is on the Line, and So Is $1.6 Billion

Dominion Voting Systems’s $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News has seen new filings that have positively turned the tide for the prosecution.

The Philippines’ Historical Revisionism Reflects A Growing Global Erasure of Facts

Following the 2022 Philippine elections and the rise of the Marcos family to power, a bigger issue has been spotlighted within the Filipino community: historical revisionism or the reinterpretation of historical events.

Unsustainable Mining Is Driving the Electric Vehicle Boom

As the demand for electric vehicles increases in first-world countries, the race to obtain the necessary materials to manufacture them has damaged the environment and disrupted entire communities. Rather than focusing solely on the benefits of the final product, it is crucial to ensure the entire production cycle of electric vehicles is economically friendly.

The Mass Media Promotes Mass Shootings

It’s a vicious cycle that we’re all too familiar with, and the mass media contributes to it by sensationalizing mass shootings.

Utah’s Ban on Gender-Affirming Care is Harmful

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a bill that prevents healthcare workers from providing transgender youth with hormonal treatments or sex characteristic surgical procedures on Jan. 28.

Ronald Reagan’s Legacy: The Rise of Student Loan Debt in America

President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan and cancellation of billions in debt have sparked controversy with Republicans. The skyrocketing cost of higher education has resulted in a staggering $1.75 trillion in student loan debt. It's time to uncover the roots of the student debt crisis and understand how it ballooned to its current state.

Heteronormativity Erases Lesbian Identity Development and Expression

The rhetoric that lesbian identities and relationships can only be understood through a heterosexual, gender binary lens is harmful and offensive. Ultimately, this perspective misconstrues the importance that certain terms, such as “masc” and “femme,” have in the lesbian community. The LGBTQ+ community and its allies need to adopt a more inclusive viewpoint on the subject and start accepting that lesbians can identify and express themselves in a variety of ways. 

Bookstagram Can Save and Kill Your Love of Reading

Bookstagram is an entity that both saved and destroyed my love of reading.

Modern Age Colonization: A Call for Change in Global Health

The global health community promotes itself as an organization striving for peace and justice. Yet, its actions display ignorance and insensitivity. In humanitarian outreaches throughout the world, there is a clash between culture and medicine. The domain of global health is dominated by ideas of power and alteration of others’ cultures, causing these humanitarian outreaches to not be one of right but a continuation of colonialism. 

The Resurgence of the 2014 Tumblr Girl Aesthetic: Why We Should Tread With Caution

The year is 2014. You’re getting ready for your first day of school. You look into the mirror to see your black-and-white striped t-shirt, a pair of black Hollister skinny jeans and your favorite dirty, high-top converse. Of course, you top off the look with your favorite denim jacket. As you walk out the door, you throw in your earbuds, and “Robbers” by The 1975 blasts in your ears.

The Monterey Park Shooter Being Asian Does Not Invalidate the Reality of Rising Violence Towards Asian Americans

The shooter’s ethnicity shouldn’t have any impact on the perceived severity of his attack. 




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