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Jussie Smollett, Donald Trump, and the Exploitation of Political Divisions.

Jason Fehrnstrom, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2019

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The elaborate schemes of Jussie Smollett, a prominent actor arrested this past Thursday on Felony accounts of orchestrating a hate crime, are emblematic of a larger tendency, possessed by Donald Trump himself, that is pervasiv...

Food Insecurity at Clark

Monica Sager, Scarlet Staff

March 2, 2019

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Picture a college student. You may see an affluent, young adult who comes from a privileged background with plenty of money for college, groceries, and any other necessary spendings. You may even imagine a lazy, privileged, and...

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Sarah Reinbrecht, Scarlet Staff

March 2, 2019

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Though the upcoming presidential election is more than a year away, multiple Democratic candidates have already officially joined the presidential race and it’s likely more will join. Quite frankly the idea of researching each ca...

The Problem with Problem Pregnancy

Isabella Frederick, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019

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Since my freshman year at Clark, I've been heavily involved with NARAL Pro-Choice, a reproductive health advocacy group. Through this work I learned about crisis pregnancy centers (also called fake women’s health centers), whic...

Bernie Sanders Announces His Run For 2020: What’s Changed Since 2016?

Samantha Whittle, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019

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On February 19th, 2019, Bernie Sanders announced he would be running for president in 2020. This isn’t his first time in the presidential elections; in 2016, he ran against Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries. It...

Mars Rover Opportunity’s Final Goodbye – Remembering Legend

Joshua Canning, Managing Editor

February 22, 2019

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On February 13th, NASA had declared the Mars Rover Opportunity, or “Oppy”, dead after its final transmission from June 10th, 2018.  After getting caught in a sandstorm, Oppy was unable to recharge the solar-powered batteries, an...

Schultz 2020: A Dangerous Case of Political Arrogance

Oscar Kim Bauman, Scarlet Staff

February 8, 2019

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Last month, Howard Schultz, the billionaire and former CEO of Starbucks, announced his intent to run for president in 2020 as a self-described “centrist independent.” His still-hypothetical campaign, rather than being motivated by ...

Never Doubt the Patriot Dynasty

Arianna Reyes, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2019

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Sunday, February 3rd: the big day. The New England Patriots were up against the Los Angeles Rams. The majority of the country was rooting for the Rams, save for every die hard Pats fan from around the country. The amount of ...

The Human Toll of Cannabis Legalization?

Jason Fehrnstrom, Scarlet Staff

December 7, 2018

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Boston’s Mayor, Mr. Marty Walsh, subtly denounced a legal and societal trend that seems to have everyone else in high spirits. Walsh recently questioned the desirability of legalizing cannabis in an interview with the Boston...

Margaret Atwood: The “Bad” Feminist Author

Maral Askari Sirchi, Scarlet Staff

December 7, 2018

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Shortly after the news of a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale” was made public earlier this week, author Margaret Atwood became the target of a controversial discussion surrounding her signing of an open letter in November 2...

Surviving Finals Week

Elyse Wyatt, Opinions Editor

December 7, 2018

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With finals week upon us, it is easy to succumb to a sense of doom, both about the semester and its implications for the future. Here are my tips for maintaining your sanity while you cram for exams and write more pages of papers ...

Sessions’ Exit and Trump’s Unprincipled, Transactional Approach to Political Relationships

Jason Fehrnstrom, Scarlet Staff

November 17, 2018

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During the inceptive stages of Trump’s political ascendancy he and his acolytes faced one urgent, perennial problem; lack of mainstream support within the G.O.P rank and file. Seasoned and temperate Republicans branded themselves ...

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