• Alondra

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians escalates toward all-out war

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians approached all-out war on Tuesday as rocket attacks on Israeli cities and airstrikes in the Gaza Strip killed dozens, injured hundreds, and left thousands of people on both sides cowering under day-long bombardments. Military officials in both camps girded for the battles to escalate further, with Israel calling up eight battalions of reservists and deploying […]

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Ethiopia’s Refugee Crisis

There are children everywhere at the Um Rakuba refugee camp in eastern Sudan. Daniel Yemane, 12, is one of them. He fled the Tigray region of Ethiopia after getting separated from his family in the violence that recently erupted there. He crossed the border into Sudan alone.Daniel is part of a wave of Ethiopians who have fled the northern region of Tigray since fighting broke out there in November. More than 61,000 Ethiopians have fled their country, and more than 20,000 of those refugees are at the Um Rakuba camp. Almost a third of the Ethiopian refugees are children, including hundreds who, like Daniel, are unaccompanied, according to the United Nations refugee agency. The conflict is essentially a political one between the current government and the group that was defeated in 2018 elections. But because political parties in Ethiopia are based on ethnic identity, there’s an ethnic component to it as well. For most of the past three decades, Tigrayans, an ethnic group that makes up just 7 percent of the population, controlled Ethiopia’s government. During that time, the country became an oasis of stability in a turbulent region. But the Tigrayans in power also repressed all political opposition, which led to broad dissatisfaction. Print this page. Author Alondra

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Do Junk Food Ads Make You Hungry?

Eight teenagers were recently invited to a restaurant in the United Kingdom as part of a filmed social experiment. After sitting down, each of them was handed a menu with more than 50 different items to choose from and a sealed envelope. Then they were asked to order one item off the menu. The teens all picked the same thing: […]

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Undeserved Solitude

(Great Gatsby: Nick’s poem to Gatsby) I contacted so many who I expected to show.Those who weren’t expected did.I remember the parties full with infinitive glowing stars.But just as when the bright truth like a sunny  day appears they cease to be visible.To my utter disbelief and disgust towards those many stars who never showed.No call or card from Daisy […]

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Inauguration Day 2021

On January 20, 2021, Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn into office and officially became the 46th president of the United States of America. In his inauguration speech, he spoke of healing the wounds that have America divided. He went on, “To overcome these challenges, to restore the soul and secure the future of America, requires so much more than […]

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China Goes Back To School

In the article ¨China Goes Back To School” by Javier C Hernandez he talks about although China was the first country to have cases of coronavirus they have already gone back to school. China’s leader, Xi Jinping, maintains that the country’s progress in fighting the virus, including the successful opening of schools, has “fully demonstrated the clear superiority of Communist […]

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Your Hair, Your Right?

 In the article “Your Hair, Your Right?” by Joe Bubar it argues that there should be a law passed in all the states of the United States of America that protects the rights of natural hair . They argue that most people are unfazed by this argument because they either have straight hair or wavy hair that doesn’t stand out. […]

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Should Paid Sick Days Be Required?

In the article ¨Should Paid Sick Days Be Required?” by Patt Murray and James Lanckford it argues whether sick days are paid.  Most U.S. companies offer their employees a certain number of days that they can stay home if they’re sick and still get paid but not all. Some argue that for these 34 million workers without paid sick days, […]

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When photos lie…

In the articles “When Photos Lie” by Laura Anastasia and Mary Kate Frank the argument is that when navigating social media we should always take precaution with the images uploaded as they might not always be true. For example in the article it states how there was an image upload in 2016 originating from a  Russian Facebook account where it […]

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Who should be doing the domestic work in a household?

In the article ¨Who’s Still Doing The Housework¨ by Claire Cain Miller and Chrisanne Grise it says that the old norm and tradition was for women to stay at home, cook, clean, and take care of their children while the males worked. However the article explains how that norm has slowly changed since more and more women are employed and […]

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Does White Privilege Exist?

In the article ¨George Floyd´s Death Sparks MAssive nationwide Protests¨ by Patricia Smith regarding the long and repeating history of police violence against black American people in the U.S. The main deaths that brought outrage for the repeating police brutality towards African Americans were the cases of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.George Floyd death was recorded  by a […]

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