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Protecting Local Economy or an Attack on Innovation? Indiana’s Car Sales Bill

Joe Mogel, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2017

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Indiana’s State Legislature is currently considering legislation that could have serious effects on the future of Tesla sales within that state. House Bill 1592 was introduced by Representative Ed Soliday (R), and alters exis...

Banning Steve: Bill to Remove Trump Advisor from National Security Council

Elyse Wyatt, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2017

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There are currently several petitions circulating to have Steve Bannon removed from his position as the chief strategist of the National Security Council, a group of advisors who consult with the president on matters of nationa...

Scarlet Letter

Ethan Giles, Editor in Chief

February 14, 2017

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Sunday was awful. As a non-Patriots fan living in Patriots country, there is nothing worse than having the Patriots win the Super Bowl. Not only is New England full of the worst sports fans in general, now you all get to be cocky abo...

The Perils of Isolationism: Iran, the US dollar, and Donald Trump in the age of globalization

Patrick Fox, Scarlet Staff

February 14, 2017

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The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran announced on Wednesday, Feb 1 that it would no longer utilize the US dollar for matters of international trade or exchange. News of this abrupt shift in Iranian economic policy was ...

Progressive Lesson Plans: Philadelphia Public Schools Teach Black Lives Matter

Elyse Wyatt, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2017

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To complement Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a teacher’s group of the Philadelphia School district has decided to implement the Black Lives Matter movement as part of the primary and secondary curriculum. This action is building off the...

Remembering the St. Louis: America’s Reactions in Times of Refugee Crisis

Casey Bush, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2017

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On Jan 27, as millions of people commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order arranging a visa ban for refugees from Muslim-majority countries, as well as the shutdown of the U.S. ref...

Manning: Was The Sentence Commutation Justified?

Julia Baldacci, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2017

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In July 2013, United States Army soldier Chelsea Manning  was convicted of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses after disclosing nearly three-quarters of a million classified or unclassified military and diplomatic documents...

Scarlet Letter

Ethan Giles, Editor in Chief

February 5, 2017

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So there’s a lot going on in the world that I could talk about. What’s going on around us is horrifying, things that I never imagined would happen in my lifetime. That being said, there are a number of articles you can fi...

Scarlet Letter

Ethan Giles, Editor in Chief

December 9, 2016

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So this has been an incredible semester at The Scarlet. Being editor-in-chief to this group of people has been great, and I can’t wait to get back at it for one last time next semester. If you couldn’t tell, this “Scarlet...

Reddit Rage:

Julia Baldacci, Scarlet Staff

December 9, 2016

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Last week, Steve Huffman, CEO of the popular social network aggregation site Reddit, confessed to modifying the posts of some users on the most visible Donald Trump-supporting "subreddit.” His actions occurred after the communi...

An Erosion of Democracy

Andrew Rose, Scarlet Staff

December 9, 2016

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Most hold the idea that one is entitled to their own opinion as an absolute truth. Common sense dictates that there is no similar entitlement to one’s own facts. However, recent events have tested these assumptions. Indeed, t...

When ‘Slacktivism’ works: The Standing Rock DAPL Protests

Anna Schaeffer, Scarlet Staff

November 16, 2016

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Standing Rock, North Dakota has been the site of a furious clash between protestors and law enforcement aided by private security officials over the construction of an oil pipeline to be built under the Missouri River. Numerous...

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