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    Kamala Harris-Joe Biden’s Right-hand Woman: A Spotlight on Democratic VP Choice

    On August 11, 2020, US Senator for California, Kamala Harris made national headlines when Joe Biden announced her as his running mate. From former rivals to aspiring President and Vice President duo, Kamala Harris soon became an indelible force to America as a whole.  Kamala Harris’s headlining fierce attack on Joe Biden’s previous stance on busing during a 2019 Democratic debate is long gone. Now, Ms. Harris, 55, is setting a new precedent; she is the first bi-racial and bi-ethnic woman of color to be selected as a fellow companion to an aspiring president for the Democratic national ticket. She gives hope to a wide array of angsty Americans both…

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    The Political Saga Continues- An Insight of the DNC & RNC Highlights

    With just 52 days until the presidential election, millions of Americans tuned in live during the  Dermocratic Convention and the Republican National Convention, respectively. The Demoratic National Convention (DNC), a four day event hosted by Milwaukee, Wisconsin was a complete departure from the Republic National Convention that featured no social distancing and wearing of masks.  The DNC covered a wide array of topics that reached and thus empathized with the demands of many American groups- the working class, middle class, the wealthy, young voters, students, families, and the many racial groups that make up this country. While attacks towards President Trump were not omitted, the criticism was certainly conveyed in…

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    Operation Warp Speed: The Race for a Vaccine Candidate

    With the coronavirus pandemic at its peak in the United States, the Trump Administration announced, “Operation Warp Speed.” Its goal is to produce 300 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine by January 2021. According to Health and Human Services, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and AstraZeneca have already received multi-billion dollar investments in their manufacturing capabilities.  One may begin to  wonder, how is the coronavirus vaccine being made? The answer lies behind the science of it all. Viruses are some of the simplest organisms known to man. They lack basic machinery to replicate themselves. For this reason, they use a host, like a human cell. The lack of essential cellular processes…

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    Elijah McClain: “A beautiful soul”

    On Aug 24th, 2019, Colorado police responded to a call from a resident living in the city of Aurora who spotted a “sketchy” man. The man in question was Elijah McClain, a 23 year old professional massage therapist and self taught violinist. McClain was on his way home from the convenience store after buying an iced tea while wearing a ski mask. What police didn’t know is that McClain suffered from anemia and wore the mask as a protective covering in order to keep his face from getting cold. Shortly after police arrived on the scene, they approached and accosted McClain before pinning him down on the ground for eighteen…

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    Yale University Accused of Discriminating Against Asian-American Applicants

    On August 13th, the Justice Department made a bold claim that Yale University has been discriminating against its Asian-American and White applicants. This came at the heels of a two-year-long investigation against the school, which began shortly after Harvard was accused of committing the very same crime. If this allegation is in fact true, Yale would be violating Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Acts, which prohibits any school from turning away potential candidates purely on the basis of race, sex, or national origin. Last October, Harvard’s trial came to a close as the school was found innocent, but next month, arguments are set to be heard for the…