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When I walk to the back of Jack & Ed’s, I am faced with the line of refrigerators, filled with sodas, energy drinks, waters and many more beverages, but it’s the Peace Teas that always catch my attention.

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I realized in January that I’ve spent a lot of time in the past year looking in the mirror. It’s not because I necessarily chose to, but as I spent months and months in quarantine, I seemed to pass by the mirror more often and linger for longer. 

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 In America we preach about justice for all but that is far from the truth. Everyone is equal under our flag of freedom but that freedom is not extended beyond our borders. We as a society believe in justice for all except non-Americans. 

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 The CDC reports that for women older than the age of 30, the pregnancy-related mortality rate for Black and American Indian/Alaska Native women was four to five times higher than it was for white women. These numbers are stark — and the issue is direly in need of being addressed. 

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In the absence of spring break, Creighton students are being gifted a singular day on March 10 to do whatever they want. While some might be infuriated by spring break plans that have wilted away, I’d like to look on the brighter side of things. 

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As a breakfast connoisseur, Saturdays and Sundays on campus are an exciting time. Witnessing the beauty of the vegetarian station, chef’s station and yogurt station at Brandeis is a must-see event. Just a glimpse at the sheer awesomeness contained behind the plexiglass is enough to satisfy m…

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2018 began a worldwide fight for climate and environmental justice as Greta Thunberg made waves with her actions and voice. The fight for racial justice has been decades long, but 2020 birthed a mainstream fight for racial justice as anger and sadness over countless unjust deaths boiled over…

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Uganda’s Jan. 14 election was nothing out of the norm. Yoweri Museveni, the country’s president since 1986, won the election against his opponent, Bobi Wine, with 58% of the vote. 

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In today’s society, there is a level of consciousness being obtained. America has finally awakened from its four-hundred-year slumber, where it played a role of ignorance, denial and hypocrisy.

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 As Halloween approaches, stores across the nation begin to revamp their candy production, and we willingly accept their tributes to the spooky season with open mouths and sweet teeth. 

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 If you have been by Davis Hall recently, you may have been approached by a friendly black cat. Although the cat has received an abundance of positive attention from students — and deservingly so — one’s first thought upon seeing her may not be as positive. 

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 Kamala Harris’s name on the 2020 presidential ballot is historic for the nation, and is especially notable for women of color. However, most only know her as a person of African American descent, when she is actually of Asian Indian descent as well.

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 In fifth grade, I was sitting next to a kid, who was looking around frantically. In his hands was a completely blank worksheet. In only a couple minutes, the teacher was going to ask us to pass them forward, so he turned to me and asked if he could copy off of me. 

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The year 2020 has been far from typical. From the political face of the United States being a former reality TV star to devastating wildfires to the whole world being on pause, our perception of normalcy is certainly skewed. 

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 Every now and then, I’m walking around campus with a mask on my face, exuberant about Creighton’s hygiene. The thought of hundreds of young adults getting stabbed in the nostril until they cry brings a smile to my face. Simply the concept of forcing thousands to sit down while they are lace…

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 2020 is a landmark year for college students. Through hardship and heartache, it is now more than ever that our generation has the chance to contribute our voices to the national community. 

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 If you’re a “Saturday Night Live” fan (or check Twitter), you probably noticed Bill Burr’s opening “SNL” monologue trending this weekend. Some fans thought it was controversial: Burr called out white women for being complicit in thousands of years of white supremacy. And he was right.

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 With our country in its current state of unrest and division, we need now more than ever a person who will strive to unite Americans. 

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When it comes to storytelling, the emotional connection is everything. No matter the genre, if the audience doesn’t know what emotion to feel, then the story will struggle to be successful in both entertaining the audience and pushing any meaningful theme.

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The passage of Legislative Bill 814 restricts abortion rights and is a method ban based on political beliefs rather than medical best practices. Once again, the question of abortion rights and reproductive health care is being judged in a political lens rather than through practical medical …

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Nebraska’s ban on dismemberment abortions is a step forward for women and unborn children, two groups which have systematically been silenced in U.S. society. 

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It is clear from the furrowed brows, exhausted faces and increased rate of cold brews from Starbucks that the lack of fall break is taking its toll on students, faculty and staff. The usual respite centered in mid-October is no more, and it’s evident everyone feels the effects of this change…

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On the evening of Sept. 18, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. Her death is just another upsetting event to happen this year, first, because cancer has claimed yet another life and second, because her death is going to mark a pivotal point in our country’s history.Ginsbur…

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There are a variety of questions and comments that people of color encounter, and in this article, I will discuss and explain the most prevalent ones. Prepare to open your mind, your heart, and your ears to understand and empathize with the plight of people of color.(1) Many people ask, why …

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A crinkle of paper, a bathroom stall and a small white stick launch HBO Max’s newest film release “Unpregnant.” It’s a somewhat familiar story, with its predecessors “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” “Juno,” and even “Dirty Dancing” tackling similar narratives of teen pregnancy, reproductive …

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Seemingly every day, there’s some kind of technological improvement, whether it be a simple update that fixes bugs or a new gaming console that will shake up the market. For some, this constant stream of changes is a daunting concept.In the blink of an eye, one piece of technology or softwar…

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I spent a good chunk of my summer huddled over a desk, furiously scribbling out answers to algebra problems I hadn’t seen since senior year of high school. As my graduate school entry exam, the GRE, drew closer in late July, it began to feel like the $200+ application fee for the test had no…

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Money. Money. Money. Every college student constantly has this five letter word streaming through their heads with regards to tuition, spending, budgeting and debating if they really need to go out for meals every weekend.Budgeting is critical because when one is not conscious about what the…

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During this day and age, young adults are all too familiar with the commonality of student loan debt. Many students accept the reasons to undertake it, think they understand how they will pay it back and are so concerned with the burden of repaying their debt that it has become a focus of po…

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Politicians are elected by the people and must represent their interests. As engaged students and individuals within our society and communities, we all must call on our representatives to act in the best interest of those that they represent. People communicate with their representatives by…

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I know how tempting it is to turn off the Zoom camera halfway through a discussion. My eyes begin to glaze over and Twitter calls my name. As I head into week four of this semester, I’ve thought about the value of staying engaged in online classes. While it is for the sake of my wallet and p…

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Adjusting to a new lifestyle can be bumpy and uncomfortable, but as I walk into McGloin Hall’s entrance to see a marinara stain embedded into the carpet, I feel disappointed in my fellow Creighton students’ ability to adapt. This immeasurable disappointment is only accentuated when I hike up…

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As conservatives, it can be difficult to break through the noise on climate issues with progressives like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez usually dominating the national conversation. It is vital that we do not allow our voices to be drowned out and instead participate in policy …

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Since I was three years old, I have been drafting a plan for my life. A plan that I expected would unfold exactly the way I wanted it to. However, as I have to realize and have written several times before: you cannot expect your life and the people in it to function according to a script.

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Ever since I was little, my friends and family alike would say I was stubborn. Once I set my mind on something, it was hard for me to swing another way. I’d state a single “no,” and that was it. To be clear, I wasn’t in any way impolite when voicing my staunch opinion, but it was clear that,…

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This week ushered in the news that Harvey Weinstein was finally convicted of two counts in his sexual assault trial that began more than two years ago. The case began when actresses such as Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and Ramola Garai came forward with allegations varying from sexual harassmen…

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Until recently, I wasn’t entirely aware of how monumental the problem of paying off college loans was in the life of an everyday American student. I come from a culture where parents are expected to save up and pay for college — it was a given. Even if they didn’t have the resources to pay f…

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Civilization was founded on the basis of social reciprocity; these communities of people united and, as a result, increased our species’ fitness, survival, and functionality. Urbanity and society thrive on the pillars of social reciprocity: the intrinsic disposition of responding to benevole…

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Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who was surprised that one of her acquaintances, a happy-go-lucky extrovert, admitted that she was secretly having a hard time and felt that no one seemed to like her. My friend didn’t understand how her acquaintance had been so good at hiding her…

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This Valentine’s Day, I decided to dissect my love for romantic comedies: movies that have led to the popularization and commercialization of romance in general. I love romantic comedies, and I make no secret of it. I can perfectly recite every scene of “Love Actually,” “Bridget Jones’s Diar…

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Conspiracy theorists used to be perceived by the public as a bunch of wide-eyed, messy haired, rapidly talking people on the fringes of society who congregated among themselves in a basement. The rest of society seemed to pay little to no attention to these so-called weirdos, and life went on.

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With the explosion of privacy breaches committed by Facebook and other tech companies in recent years, people have expressed distaste with corporations who use people’s online private information for economic gain. After all, they are profiting off of people’s likenesses and images without c…

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Have you ever had a day that was just “fine?” Have you also ever had a day that was “good?” Have you ever had a day that was “great?” At first, the differences between these three words can be chalked up to semantics, but for anyone who routinely asks people about their days, the differences…

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If I ever end up having children, I would preferably want to have more than one. Not that there’s anything wrong with having an only child, but in my opinion, having siblings fundamentally shapes your personality.

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When it comes to credible sources, nothing appears more authoritative than research done at the highest levels of education. The work that professors spend most of their careers doing takes hours upon hours of studying, backtracking, breakthroughs, and in some cases heartbreak as the frustra…

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The late nineties to early 2000s generation was significantly shaped by The Walt Disney Co.’s princess movies, eagerly watched by young parents and their tiny tots. These stories have evolved significantly over the years.

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I recently got into “The Good Place,” which had its series finale on Jan. 30. The show delves into the question of life after death; people are sent to the “good place” based on their good actions as opposed to those who engaged in actions deemed wrongful enough to be sent to the “bad place.…