Hypocrisy of Democracy

Hypocrisy of Democracy

How Joe Biden’s cult of personality harms women As Joe Biden’s political campaign was resurrected just over a month ago, so were conversations about his inappropriate touching. From YouTube compilations to firsthand accounts, the stories are impossible to ignore. But that’s exactly what the Democratic party and his supporters are...

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Lights, Camera, Asian American

Lights, Camera, Asian American

Why Asians in Hollywood movies need to move past token characters I’ve always wondered what it’s like to be a casting director for a movie. Do they merely cast minorities to appear racially progressive for ratings? How do they decide what characters minorities play? Casting in movies and television shows...

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Financialization: A Tragedy

Financialization: A Tragedy

When profit takes precedence, students suffer Cranes, orange street signs, dirt and neon yellow jackets have all become sights UTD students see while making their way to class while walking and riding on the few roads left untouched by construction. Many try to imagine how the new buildings will blend...

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Shelter-at-home(less)

Shelter-at-home(less)

Why supporting homeless shelters is critical during quarantine While many of us are safe within our own homes during the novel coronavirus pandemic, these times have become especially difficult for those who do not have a place to shelter in. Throughout the country, homeless shelters have been hit hard by...

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Pro-sex, anti-love

Pro-sex, anti-love

How porn degrades women, distorts the mind “Abby” — we’ll call her — has what you might call the ideal husband: loving, intelligent and attractive. But no matter how hard they try in the bedroom, Abby cannot become sexually aroused. “It’s not like he’s only willing to try a handful...

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Good Life Versus Long LIfe

Good Life Versus Long LIfe

‘Being Mortal,’ rethinking end-of-life care Unfortunately, you’re going to die. However, through modern medicine, that can be postponed — risk of death from common infection, injury and disease has become much more manageable. This holds true until we reach old age, where surgeon and writer Atul Gawande argues the medicine...

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International Self-Isolation

International Self-Isolation

How to stay grounded in a foreign country during COVID-19 The novel coronavirus has disrupted the lives of billions and sent strong economies crashing. There are several challenges that international students in particular face during this pandemic. Yet, there are resources available for international students still on campus that we,...

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Lookin’ good

Lookin’ good

Why graphics are crucial to video games What makes a video game good? Entertaining? Memorable? One might say “Well, duh, Ben it’s the gameplay that makes a game good,” and while this is correct, with this series of articles I want to focus on all of the aspects that go...

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Hiding in plain sight

Hiding in plain sight

Why ‘The Invisible Man’ is the dark horse of the Dark Universe Both before and after the release of “The Invisible Man,” there was some speculation about the film serving as a potential reboot to the Dark Universe franchise. With talent from Leigh Whannell and Elisabeth Moss, this modern retelling...

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Six Feet Apart

Six Feet Apart

Heeding social distancing and other ways to save the world The new strain of coronavirus has rapidly spread worldwide — blurring the line between irrational panic and rational caution. Empty aisles line grocery stores as fearful stockpiling of toilet paper and water persists. Several states have declared states of emergency...

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