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Shoppers to blame for holiday rush

Every year November rolls around and buckets of Thanksgiving joy are rained down on Americans everywhere. All over America, people give thanks for their families, loved ones, life successes and many other things. Unfortunately, all of us have Thanksgiving marred by Black Friday. The major complaint and headline during November…

History repeats with government shutdown

This is not the first time the United States federal government has been shut down. This is not even the first time it’s been shut down by a Republican controlled House of Representatives to prevent a controversial health care bill from passing. On November 14, 1995, all non-essential federal services…

Homecoming brings out need for change

Homecoming courts and transgender teens have made headlines nationwide. In California, Cassidy Lynn Campbell, a 16-year-old transgender girl was recently crowned homecoming queen, according to ABC. This is the first time that a publicly transgender girl has won the homecoming crown in the United States. In Michigan, the news was…

Gender still tough subject in sports

Last month, Pennsylvania judges prepared to ban boys from competing in girls’ sports, but not girls from competing in boys’ sports. The issue of gender in sports has always been a hot topic. The ancient Greeks banned women from competing in the Olympics, there were no female Roman Gladiators, and…

iPhone 5S disappoints with poor upgrades

The iPhone has returned this year with two new models: the iPhone 5S and 5C. Keeping with tradition, Apple has only slightly upgraded this year’s iteration of the iPhone. The new version has only added another gimmicky new feature to attract the masses. The first major upgrade that Apple has provided the iPhone…

Legalization could be most logical choice

There have been many recent progressive changes to the way marijuana has been treated legally and socially around the United States. Several states have made use of the drug legal in instances where it is medically beneficial, with Washington and Colorado even condoning recreational use. Others have significantly reduced penalties for…

No easy solution for Syria

The current conflict in Syria has a complicated history. The bare bones of it comes down to the Syrian people wishing to have more freedoms and liberties while the current president, Bashar Al-Assad, is refusing to allow them any. While this has been going on for the past two years…

Upgrading technology

It’s no big secret that every year we see vast improvements in consumer electronics, ranging from higher resolution screens to ridiculously faster processors. If consumer electronics are not being upgraded then companies are introducing entirely new product lines, such as Google’s Glass or Samsung’s soon-to-be-announced smartwatch, Gear. In the midst…