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Protests in Paris: Macron, please listen

Riots usually occur when the public feels as though its grievances have not been addressed. When several people have the same concerns, and protests are ignored, riots become inevitable. Demonstrators usually try several methods to ensure that their voices are heard. According to The Guardian, protesters in Paris recently started resorting to violence while dressed…

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Amazon’s future headquarters will inevitably gentrify Long Island City

Gentrification is taking place all over New York City. From the Lower East Side to Brooklyn, hopeful homeowners swarm neighborhoods with dreams of living in the urban area or even with hopes of opening a trendy storefront. Although gentrification can create “aesthetically pleasing” changes, it ultimately breaks down neighborhoods. Housing soars in places like the…

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Female lawmakers are America’s future

One sticker can mean so much. Going to a poll and filling out some bubbles can mean so much. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, many people, especially young people and people of color, were encouraged to vote to change the political dynamics of America, especially in the House of Representatives. The following day, the “Year of…

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Trump’s toxic rhetoric encourages violence

President Donald Trump’s rhetoric has greatly affected the United States and fueled the angry fire deeply buried in many Americans. His elaborate ways of persuading the public into consuming his political rants have caused many politicians and news outlets to receive backlash. It was rather recent that Cesar Sayoc sent pipe bombs to Democratic politicians…

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Asylum-seekers deserve legal counsel

Brian Delarta was shot multiple times in the shoulder and leg in La Ceiba, Honduras — an event which would have motivated him to join the migrant caravan, estimated at its peak to have around 7,000 people, headed to the U.S.-Mexico border. Delarta lived in a neighborhood with “extortion demands from the local gangs,” which…

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Hate crime laws are still broken in America

In 1998, Matthew Shepard was savagely beaten by two men in Wyoming with the butt of a pistol while tied down to a fence. When a cyclist found him 18 hours later, the former thought Shepard was a scarecrow because of how limp he looked. Days later, Shepard died. Shepard suffered this tragedy just because…

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Harlem has every right to say no to new shelters

All around Union Square, people walk by and see at least one homeless person on the street begging for food or money. According to Business Insider, New York City has 77,000 people living on the street, making it the city with the largest homeless population. Muzzy Rosenblatt, the CEO of Bowery Residents’ Committee, and Steven…

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John Jay: ‘The College of Criminal Injustice’

Recently, victims of sexual assault and rape have come forward because of social media movements such as #MeToo or #WhyIDidntReport. Although it’s terrible that women and men have to go through this, what is worse is that it happens in schools. John Jay College of Criminal Justice has recently been on the news for sexual…

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FEMA didn’t do enough for Hurricane Florence

When a natural disaster occurs, the local government is the first to respond to help people affected by the disaster. Afterward, the state government contributes and then the federal government intervenes, if needed. After shutting down schools and businesses located in the path of Hurricane Florence in mid-September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has taken…

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South Korea’s cosmetic industry is disturbing

Korean makeup has grown extensively popular, making it one of the leading beauty markets in the world. Even American corporations such as Target, Sephora, Ulta Beauty and Nordstrom carry Korean products. When searching for Korean beauty products on Amazon, over 10,000 results appear. According to CNN, the industry will make an “estimated worth of over…

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