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The Tokyo Olympic Games is finally set to kick off this Friday, July 23rd, after more than a year’s delay due to the coronavirus. Yet, as most of the world is still very aware, the pandemic is still raging on. While countries like the U.S., is nearing a 50% vaccination rate between eligible participants, other countries have been slow to roll out vaccines in their nation. One such country is Japan. The vaccination rate for Japan sits below 10%, and with the Delta variant overwhelmingly dominating newer cases, many Japanese citizens and the international community have been hesitant to embrace…


By Adam Sanders

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Without a doubt, Supreme Court fights are nasty and have been increasingly so for decades. Clearly, the stakes are astronomically high with the Supreme Court. The justices only end their terms upon death or retirement, their decisions impact everyday life, and they are the only people that can strike down laws after the fact. While the U.S. Constitution has designed the high court to be apolitical, human nature has had other plans. …


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June 19th signifies a holiday that has been celebrated for more than 150 years. A holiday that celebrates the emancipation of African Americans from chattel slavery and the ratification of the 13th amendment. The holiday is known as Juneteenth, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day. It denotes the date on which slaves were granted freedom in Texas. Today, the holiday is celebrated across the states and even around the world. It is a multicultural jubilation that aims at teaching Black heritage and creating a sense of community. While celebrated in the U.S., there has been growing pursuit for the holiday to…


by Adam Sanders.

The Arab-Israeli Conflict is a very complex topic to address in a blog, so please take that in mind before proceeding. That being said, it is possible at least to address a few key issues of which the greater public should be vaguely aware. Most of us are well aware of the historical background of the Postwar Era and the Arab-Israeli Wars of the 20th century. What is more important is to incisively examine the most recent outbreak of violence between Israel and Hamas. Furthermore, in a similar manner to some issues in America, domestic politics and…


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The month of May marks the designation of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which celebrates and recognizes Asian American and Pacific Islander culture, history, and achievements. With this piece, I wanted to delve into the influences that Asian and Pacific Islander culture has made in the way of film. Obviously, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have so much more to offer, but film is something that can easily bridge two cultures that might be radically different and make them seen and heard. Also, the wider appeal that film can grasp, and how many Asian and Pacific Islanders have…


By Adam Sanders

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It is no secret that many people employed by the defense sector are not combat soldiers. To be sure, it is ultimately combat soldiers at the front. However, soldiers possess and are trained to use numerous weapons and equipment, and soldiers do not make or purchase them on their own. Additionally, soldiers must live somewhere while deployed. Someone builds the bases, someone cleans the bases, someone cooks the meals, someone manages payroll, and so on and so forth. These may seem like obvious points, but it is important to give a sense of the spiderweb of responsibilities…


By Adam Sanders.

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In America, guns and gun control pose unique dilemmas even compared to the country’s other long-unsolved problems. Anyone who pays even passing attention to the news cycle knows that for years or even decades, there is an excruciatingly familiar pattern in this country. A shooting happens, action is demanded, people say, “now is not the time,” and…nothing. Every repeat of this cycle raises important questions. These include questions over why passing gun control legislation is so difficult, what the best legislation would be, and how would such legislation reconcile[CB1] with the Second Amendment? …


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Have you ever considered playing Devil’s advocate with your own core beliefs? Have you ever allowed impartiality to discourage any warped information that has tainted your decision-making method? What is the source of this implicit influence regarding one’s choices in solving a problem? The answer lies in the mental shortcuts we take to simplify our information quickly. Moreover, these hasty heuristics are better known as cognitive biases.

In light of making decisions, individuals may allow prepossessed information to influence their real-world choices. More importantly, these heuristics (i.e., mental shortcuts) guide us to answers about how to interpret the world more…

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