Border wall to bury Native American history

Border wall to bury Native American history

Sixty percent of Americans oppose the expansion of the U.S. and Mexico border wall according to an early 2019 Gallup poll, and yet President Trump remains determined to accelerate construction even at the expense of the destruction of 22 archeological sites within the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona. 

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Abortion pill makes its way to California universities

Abortion pill makes its way to California universities

On Sept. 14, California lawmakers passed a bill that requires public universities to offer the abortion pill for students at on-campus health centers and clinics. According to the Sacramento Bee, the state Senate approved the bill on a 28-11 vote, and the next step is for Gov. Gavin Newsom to decide if he will sign it into law within the next month. If the bill is passed by Newsom, it will take effect at universities in January of 2023. 

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Glamorizing abusive relationships seen too often in films

Glamorizing abusive relationships seen too often in films

Love will once again be in the air come February 2020. Harley Quinn will be getting her own spin off movie, Birds of Prey, after Suicide Squad’s release in 2016. The movie will be based on Harley Quinn’s relationship with The Joker, but ultimately she decides to leave his side. Gotham City has gone unprotected since Batman has disappeared. Cassandra, a new character in the movie, comes across a diamond belonging to a Masked Villain. Harley Quinn teams up with a few other villains, Black Canary, Renee and Huntress to protect the girl and the diamond. 

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The price to pay for Prime

The price to pay for Prime

The price of convenience is not free despite what Amazon’s free two-day, one-day, or same day delivery services may lead consumers to believe. Ordering that twelve-pack of bamboo straws to help save the turtles may help you sleep at night, but many are left unaware of the major consequences e-commerce continues to threaten the environment with.

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The Keto diet not as healthy as people think

The Keto diet not as healthy as people think

In a time where celebrities and fitness influencers alike are discussing their diets and workout routines to lose weight and look amazing, normal people can often fall down a rabbit hole of fad diets and products. Many may seem like a quick fix to lose a few pounds or build more muscle, but some can do more harm than good. 

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Japan begins whaling after 30 years of peace

Japan begins whaling after 30 years of peace

History is repeating itself as commercial whaling resumes in Japan. 

Although there has not been a commercial whale hunt since 1986, on July 1st, a fleet was sent out with the intent to kill. This change shocked citizens since Japan left the International Whaling Commission last year that does not allow the hunting of whales. This whaling ban was put in place to allow the whale population to recover and grow, according to environmental organization Greenpeace. However, even though the last hunt occurred over 30 years ago, Japan seems to be going back to its old ways.

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Edibles can be more potent mixed with chocolate

Edibles can be more potent mixed with chocolate

Marijuana, Mary Jane, pot, ganja, weed, and cannabis: the list of names for this substance are endless. Marijuana is the first legalized controlled substance in some states. It can be smoked, used to cook with, and also for medical use. Among new college students and current students, marijuana is the most common and popular drug. Most students first experience a high via edibles, a cannabis- infused food. 

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The mistreatment of incarcerated pregnant women

The mistreatment of incarcerated pregnant women

Incarcerated women have long been overlooked by broader scope statistics regarding local jails, state prisons, and federal prison. Over 60% of women jailed are awaiting trial and haven’t yet been convicted of a crime, typically because they are less likely to be able to afford bail. Those who belong to this group live below the poverty threshold with an annual income of $11,071, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. A majority of women both jailed and in the prison system are mothers and are often the primary caregivers for their children -- the group that’s largely forgotten, though, are the expectant mothers.

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