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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 ...

Clark Hosts Film Screening of “I Am Evidence”

Elyse Wyatt, Opinions Editor

November 17, 2018

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In the United States, tens of thousands of rape kits sit on shelves in storage units, untested. Most of them have been there for several years, of not decades. On Wednesday, November 7th, Clark hosted a film screening of “I...

Robert Bowers and The Risk of Radicalization

Jason Fehrnstrom, Scarlet Staff

November 9, 2018

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Robert Bowers, the forty-six year old man who gunned down eleven congregants at the Tree of Life Synagogue this past month, fits the mold of the archetypal mass shooter. He was a lonely, awkward man who, according to the few w...

Worcester on the Rise

Elyse Wyatt, Opinions Editor

November 9, 2018

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A few weeks ago, National Public Radio published an article identifying Worcester as the new “it” town. Similar to the experience of Oakland or Hoboken, Worcester has experienced a boom as a result of rising housing prices...

Mail Bombings: Trump’s Violent Words Are Put Into Action

Oscar Bauman, Scarlet Staff

November 1, 2018

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Last week, more than 13 pipe bombs were sent through the mail to prominent Democrats, including former President Obama, Hillary Clinton, the New York offices of CNN, and liberal financier George Soros. On October 26, Cesar Say...

Governor Baker’s #MeToo Blind Spot

Oscar Kim Bauman, Scarlet Staff

October 26, 2018

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has, unlike most of his fellow Republicans, positioned himself as an ally of the #MeToo movement. He spoke out against casino mogul Steve Wynn when the latter was accused of sexual assault, ...

Capitalism, Socialism, and the Environment

Jason Fehrnstrom, Scarlet Staff

October 26, 2018

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A landmark report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released an ominous, urgent report that indicates the world may see a precipitous ecological unraveling in merely two decades. The panel had been dev...

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