Eating Meat: A Tale of the Consumption of Animals

1. A History of Food The American pride, and yet simultaneously the evil, is encompassed in our food. Over the span of human history, what we eat has consistently evolved. As primal humans, we discovered cooking, giving us an advantage over other species and allowing us to develop the complex societal structure we hold today.…

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Female Contribution to Visual Art

Historically, whether it be 200 CE or the 20th century, the world art scene hasn’t been particularly kind to the female gender. The art world was—and still is—a man’s world. Women have always been artists, but often items such as quilts, generally considered to be a female art form, go unrecognized as fine art. In…

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UPDATE: House Reverses Decision to Gut Office of Congressional Ethics After Criticism

By Amira Garewal and Leila Tjiang A reversal of the House Republican’s vote to significantly reduce the power of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) has been made less than 24 hours after the initial vote. The decision was made only hours after receiving criticism from President-elect Donald Trump. “With all that Congress has to…

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House Republicans Reduce Independence of Office of Congressional Ethics

By Hana Morita and Leila Tjiang The House Republicans voted 119-74 on Monday night to reduce the independence, and subsequently power, of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), an independent and internal organization which investigates and reviews actions by lawmakers in the House of Representatives. This action by the House Republicans will effectively remove the…

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