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OPINION: Tips on documenting protests

The influx of citizen journalism activity over the past month has flooded the internet with crucial evidence regarding police brutality, especially as it pertains to recent protests. Without these firsthand videos, our only documentation of injustices would come from mainstream media, which has revealed its biases time and time again. Although this documentation has been and is currently essential to proving true the existence of police brutality, journalists of any degree are now called more than ever to protect the citizens they catch on camera.  Read more

OPINION: Finals are over – what now?

 It turns out, taking a mental break, like everything else in life, is best taken in moderation. If you remain stationary for too long, you lose all forward momentum and it’s harder to get started again, as a result. So, how can you combat this?   Read more

TOPIC OF THE WEEK: Planning our last 12 years

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, greenhouse gas emissions need to be cut almost in half by 2030 to avert "global environmental catastrophe." This is a satirical take on what our columnists plan to do in their last twelve years on a normal earth. Read more

Correspondent view: Migrant caravan remains stalled at the border

On Sunday, the United States temporarily closed the border crossing between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico. In what President Trump called an invasion, over 5,000 immigrants are living in makeshift tents in just a couple miles south of the border. For two weeks, groups of a migrant caravan from Honduras have been arriving in Tijuana heading to the U.S. Read more

OPINION: Birthright citizenship is important for the United States

The United States has always been known as a land of immigrants. The America that we know and love today has been massively shaped by the history of people all over the world coming to this country to better their status. While we often look to coastal cities when we think of our history with immigrant populations, every corner of the U.S. has been altered and improved by the lessons and cultures of those that leave everything behind to try their hand at the American Dream.  Read more

This finals season, get an 'A' in self-care

 I know the stress of finals makes it seem like you don’t have time for anything else, especially when your grade depends primarily on your midterm and final exams, but remember, you’re not going to do yourself any favors by burning out. Take some time every day to do something unrelated to school.   Read more

OPINION: Showing my appreciation for Martha McSally

On Aug. 28 U.S. Representative Martha McSally blew away the Republican primary polls in Arizona. With Senator Jeff Flake retiring, the race to keep a Republican in the senate seat was on. This year, luckily, the United States had some of the strongest voter participation in years.  Read more