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Share your opinion: Conflict in Syria

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Samantha Fuller-Hall

April 12, 2018

There has been increasing controversy over whether the international community should get involved in increasing violence in Syria, which recently culminated in a suspected deadly gas attack. Despite pressures to cease their support of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose regime is implicated in th...

Tech trends heading into the rest of 2018

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Samantha Fuller-Hall

February 22, 2018

Bots: Be careful who you're talking to online, they might not actually be a real person. These software applications are designed to complete certain tasks and often mimic human interactions. Chatbots will increasingly be used for customer service and other similar functions, although they can also ...

To live or to learn

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Samantha Fuller-Hall

February 16, 2018

“There’s a possible shooter on campus.”With mass shootings making headlines every few days, this is a sentence that all dread to hear. In Parkland Florida, on Wednesday, 17 people were slaughtered. Friday, Highline College in Washington was put on lockdown and, just a day earlier i...

Chivalry isn’t dead

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Samantha Fuller-Hall

February 13, 2018

We equate chivalry to some far gone era. One filled with knights and "damsels in distress," one romantic in the perceptions of its aesthetics but devoid of equality or feminine initiative and strength. Is this concept foreign to modern views? Is it incompatible with a modern romance?So what is chival...

The internet age

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Samantha Fuller-Hall

February 7, 2018

With the influx of dangerous fads such as the Tide Pod Challenge, with the presence of pornography and predators in the murky shadows of the web, what is our responsibility to younger generations and to ourselves?Our generation exists within a strange middle ground of remembering the days when Blockbust...

Weekly Picks: Fall Out Boy, Orchestra, Games and more

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Samantha Fuller-Hall

January 23, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018 - Free Game PlayLocation: Games Room, USUTime: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 .p.m.Cost: FreeAlready stressed on your first day back to school? Grab your friends and come have a bit of fun at the USU's Game Room! Entertainment ranges from billiards to table tennis to video games.Tuesday, ...

The Inequality of Privilege

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Samantha Fuller-Hall

January 19, 2018

We hear a lot about privilege in the modern world. It’s been worn by overuse from bloggers and hipsters, thrown against weary ears, until the sharp sting that ought to accompany a word signifying a distinct lack of opportunity for others becomes nothing more than indifference. That is what privilege me...

Read carefully: Media Literacy Week

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Samantha Fuller-Hall

November 7, 2017

When the Lumière Brothers first showed footage of a train to their audience, the black-and-white footage sent the theatre-goers ducking under their seats to gain shelter from the locomotive barreling towards them. Now audiences crowd to watch the antics of a Nordic god and a gigantic green man an...

You don’t own me

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Samantha Fuller-Hall

October 19, 2017

Control. Over the last few centuries and into the modern day, women have fought for many rights denied to them; for instance, the right to vote, the right to work for equal pay and, a matter of central concern to the modern woman, the right of ownership over our own bodies in regards to healthcare. In short,...

Probationary adults

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Samantha Fuller-Hall

September 23, 2017

You’ve just turned eighteen. Congratulations! You’re now considered to be an adult under the laws of the State of California. You can sign your own legal documents, and sign up for the army. You can even get married. But, in accordance with a new driving law, passed on Sept. 13th, that has only to be signed by Gov. Brown, 18-year-olds and all others under 21 won̵...

A Dreamer’s nightmare

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Samantha Fuller-Hall

September 8, 2017

You may have vague memories of living somewhere else, of being brought to America as a child. Your parents aren’t citizens. As you grow up and come to understand such things, you learn that you aren’t either, but you’ve gone to school here, you’ve made friends here, you’ve ma...

Is high school long enough?

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Samantha Fuller-Hall

August 30, 2017

For some, it is considered the best four years of their lives, but for others, it is seen as a chore to get through as quick as possible. Regardless of their personal views of the experience, many students are graduating from high school ill-equipped for the challenges of college and the workforce beyond. This...

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