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Politics with Pavlinec: Affirmative Action

Last month, the Trump administration prohibited Texas Tech Medical School from using affirmative action. Once again, our society faces the issue of race-based admissions. The block on affirmative action stemmed from a 2004 complaint against the practice from The Center for Equal Opportunity. An investigation followed in 2005 from the Department of Education. Investigators  then…

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Black History Month In Review

Black history Month, a time of celebration or controversy? The month of February has solemnly come to a close, and so goes this years celebrations of black history. This year’s black history month has been a rollercoaster. In fact, Don Lemon and Trevor Noah go as far as labeling February 2019 as “the worst Black…

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Not a Trend: Mental Health in Today’s Media

The relationship between popular media/celebrities and mental health has always been inharmonious. From the thin figure of the 1930’s movie star Judy Garland–attained through severe bulimia and misuse of amphetamines–to current rapper Lil Uzi Vert’s praise of the benzodiazepine Xanax in his platinum single “XO Tour Lif3,” it is clear that the concept of the media glorifying…

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The Death of an “Icon”

When someone passes away it’s natural for people to bring up memories from their life, even if they aren’t good. This leaves us with the question, when does it go too far?  On February 19th, Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of Chanel, passed away from pancreatic cancer. Many celebrities and models took to social media…

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Real Talk: Finstas

During my sophomore year of high school, I was once tasked with consoling a friend over a harsh post about her on another peer’s Instagram. A foreign concept to me at the time, she explained how the content was posted on someone’s ‘finsta’. Short for ‘fake instagram’, finstas are merely private Instagram accounts created under…

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