The United States government is all too familiar with coups and dictatorships…

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In response to the attempted coup and riots at the capital on January 6th, 2021, many have touted the democratic ideals of the United States, asserting that US soil is innocent of coups and dictatorships. While this may be true for US soil, it is not true for US foreign policy. Despite touting ideals of democracy and freedom, the US has supported dictatorships and coups abroad in pursuit of its foreign policy interests. The perceived innocence of the US is false. …

Will 2020 be the year you finally pick up that instrument that’s been collecting dust in your closet?

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If you’re worried you’ve been spending too much time online lately, whether it's for work, school, or leisure, I’m with you. These times have shown us how important the internet is not just for entertaining us, but also for connecting us to the rest of the world. Many of us wake up to news alerts and fall asleep to Netflix. The internet plays an important role in our everyday lives. It helps us feel more connected to others in this time of social distancing. Now that we are required to stay home, many of us can’t find a reason to…

Credit Karma’s ad promotes a culture of debt that is all too familiar in American society

While watching an episode of Broad City (a show whose audience is primarily made up of young adults like myself), I came across an ad for the Credit Karma app that sparked my interest. A young woman was lamenting at her credit score, displayed on her Credit Karma app, seeing a low score of 550 while surrounded by a small apartment with flickering lights and a roommate cutting her toenails only a few feet away from her. It was obvious she was discontent with her surroundings, surroundings that the average person her age is accustomed to. She looks back…

Isabella Blair

Road tripper, outdoor enthusiast, environmental studies student. Investigating inequality, climate change, and international affairs.

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