Trying to Make Sense of Our Democracy

Meet Eugene, The Talkative (Imaginary) Teen

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2 months ago

For the first time ever, a computer has passed the world's most "iconic" artificial intelligence test!  How, you ask? By...

Whole Foods – A Wholesome Invasion?

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2 months ago

It's a standard of yuppies and inner-city health freaks, but the health-food supermarket Whole Foods is gearing up to conquer entirely...

The Stories Behind the Faces

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2 months ago

Those who immigrate to the U.S. are generally assumed to be in pursuit of the "American Dream." And rightfully so, considering that...

It’s Melting!

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2 months ago

It's the beginning of summer, and you're enjoying a hard-earned ice cream cone. It's melting down the sides, but you're licking fast...

Beware the Deadly Rise of the MERS

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3 months ago

It's coming. It bided its time infecting camels. But now the demon has escaped. A mutation has set the virus free.  And it...

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos: The Snack that Fights Back?

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3 months ago

Across campuses nationwide, a dark cloud hovers over... Finals. In this tortuous time, students everywhere are searching out the perfect...

Twittervention in Nigeria

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3 months ago

It's no secret that social media activism can spawn change. Take gay rights. Some suggest an activist social media was a vital...

My Religion, My Rules

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3 months ago

Here's an unusual news clip: A major Christian denomination is suing a state government because it objects to its gay marriage laws. Doesn't...

Degree, or not Degree?… That is the Question

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3 months ago

Is getting a college degree is a waste of time? Let's look at some numbers: 71% of college students borrow money for school Today,...

Cheerleaders RaRa for Their Rights

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3 months ago

Give me an N! "Nnnnnn!" Give me an F! "Ffffff!" Give me an L! "Llllll!" What does it spell? Greeeeeddd! - Alternet.com NFL Cheerleaders...

Why Being Poor Still Sucks

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3 months ago

What does poverty look like? We all have a library of images in our head that answer that question. But today, the federal government paints...

The Dirty A-Word

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3 months ago

Apartheid. Fewer words have gained such infamy in the past half-century. Pre-Mandela rule in South Africa illustrated how...

Green Answer to the Summer Blues

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3 months ago

What are you doing this summer?  Will you be cooped up in a cubicle in D.C. or working tables at a local restaurant?  Maybe you'd prefer...

Hairdo Hullabaloo

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3 months ago

Who decides how you wear your hair? If you happen to be a member of the United States Military, the answer to that question is...

Proclamation of Acclamation for Graduation!

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3 months ago

With so much bad news buffering our brains, it is refreshing to report something upbeat. The high school graduation rate has exceeded 80%...