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How Medicare for All prevents cancel culture

What is wrong with cancel culture? Many things to some, but at its core, cancel culture is a manifestation of punitive justice. In other words, it discourages the amelioration of the damage caused by the offender. Usually a lacking attempt at ‘an eye for an eye.’ When a celebrity’s racist…

Revising history is not wrong

Last week, a Dominican artist unveiled a public piece where she had covered a statue of Christopher Columbus in a sheet painted with native traditional medicinal plants. On social media, it proved to be divisive.  Many argued that the act was disrespectful, as the statue meant a lot for the…

America has a voter suppression problem

Like many others across America, I exercised my right as a citizen to vote. Also like many, I did not do this on Election Day, but rather participated as an early voter. I walked to City Hall, with what I thought was everything I needed. My student ID, and another…

Your debates are better than mine

It’s nearing the end of election season in the United States, and with that come the inevitable trainwrecks that are presidential debates. These are the nights American citizens set aside to seem flabbergasted at what each candidate said, knowing that nothing they have or will say is out of character.…

How to be a TikTok activist: a guide for the privileged

This week I finally did it. I put a 30-minute screen time limit on TikTok. I recognize that about half of the people reading this will relate to what I just said, while the other half will think “Those darn kids and their ticking Toks.” Worry not, I too used…

Computer Science department implements new registration system

On Monday, February 3, all students enrolled in Computer Science (CS) classes, as well as students on the department interest list, received an email detailing a new registration system. Titled “The Match,” the system pairs students with CS classes using algorithms similar to those that match medical students to residencies.…