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Julian Assange on May 19, 2017, in London. 

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OPINION: Trump failed to pardon Julian Assange is a dark moment for press freedom, limited government advocates

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

The human rights community has a lot to celebrate now that Donald Trump is no longer President of the U.S. There are no more bans on travelers from several Muslim countries. Migrant families are no longer...

NC updates vaccine plan

NC updates vaccine plan

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 14, 2021

Alongside new guidance and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), North Carolina has updated its coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine rollout plan. Once the state goes through...

President-elect Joe Biden delivers his victory speech after defeating Donald Trump in the presidential election on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

OPINION: A Biden presidency will heal the nation

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer November 21, 2020
However, indirectly or otherwise, a Biden presidency may in fact be the catalyst for real change that many people desire and his creed to heal the “soul of our nation” could very well be a more prophetic statement than once believed. Mr. Biden's most advantageous asset may well be his very presence.
Masked woman experiencing stress amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Engin Akyurt

OPINION: America’s mental health crisis is worsening due to COVID-19

Hannah Horowitz, Staff Writer November 2, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has put enormous strain on the lives of so many people around the world. America in particular is experiencing this pandemic alongside a consequential election season, the outcry for racial justice, and an already existing mental health epidemic. 2020 has not been an easy year to cope with, and many are left with feelings of hopelessness and despair due to the prolonged uncertainty. 
Close-up image of the American flag. Photo by Luke Michael

OPINION: Trump isn’t the only serious threat to American democracy

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer November 2, 2020
The US’ two-party system and resultant hyper-partisanship are, besides COVID-19, the greatest threats to the freedom of its citizenry. The country’s high-stakes, all-or-nothing elections force voters to choose between the lesser of two evil candidates rather than several promising ones.
President Donald Trump speaks to a small crowd outside the USS North Carolina on Sept. 2, 2020 in Wilmington, North Carolina. President Donald Trump visited the port city for a brief ceremony designating Wilmington as the nation's first WWII Heritage City. The title is in honor of the area's efforts during WWII.(Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images/TNS)

OPINION: America is at risk for another civil war

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer October 11, 2020
The United States has endured a lot this year. Americans have witnessed natural disasters, police brutality, school shootings, and an ever-increasing partisan divide. While all of these events existed prior to 2020, this year we faced an additional challenge: a global pandemic. With more than 200,000 deaths in the United States alone, COVID-19 has made a permanent mark. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a rise in social unrest and economic disruption, leading to an even more tense nation.
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REVIEW: “The Hate U Give”

Valerie Keys, Contributing Writer October 22, 2018

T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E. "The Hate U Give Little Infants F*cks Everyone." This acronym created by the late hip-hop icon, Tupac Shakur is a thought-provoking political statement that remains just as accurate today...

Go to Hell, North Korea

Sean W. Cooper, Assistant Opinion Editor August 29, 2017

There are two countries that I am tired of hearing about in the news. One is Russia, whose interference in the 2016 elections we are still hearing about, nine months later. By the time we’ve finally...

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