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Review: BBC’s New Dracula Series Leaves Viewers Bloodthirsty for More
Arts & Entertainment

Jocelyn Lear | January 17, 2020

Dracula has been a household name for over a century, and the blood-sucking vampire returned this New Year’s Day with a 3-episode mini-series on the BBC, created by Sherlock executive producers Steven…

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Review: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Suffers a (Lightsaber) Stab of Bad Storytelling
Arts & Entertainment

Blaze Myers | January 7, 2020

Star Wars is one of the few franchises which can be understated to be epic. Spawned in 1977 by George Lucas in inspiration of Flash Gordon, Star Wars far exceeded all and any expectations by grossing…

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OPINION: Unpaid Maternity Leave is Inhumane
Opinions

Blaze Myers | December 17, 2019

The United States lacks any sort of mandated paid maternity leave, but countries such as Sweden, and our neighbors, Mexico and Canada (NPR, 2016), have produced legislature requiring paid maternity leave…

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OPINION: Thanksgiving Shouldn’t Dwell on Family
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Blaze Myers | November 25, 2019

This next Thanksgiving Day will be another celebration of an American value which originates from as far back as the Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock — gluttony in the face of the needy.

Thanksgiving, as…

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OPINION: Schools Are Cutthroat on Debt
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Blaze Myers | November 18, 2019

Earlier this year, Wyoming Valley West School District threatened foster care to students who couldn’t afford their lunch debt.

Two days ago, cafeteria workers from a school in Minnesota (Richfield…

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Students Dislike Instagram’s Latest Move
Features

Blaze Myers | November 15, 2019

Last Friday, the Instagram chief Adam Mosseri announced that some American posts will have their likes “hidden” – though several other countries have already seen this implemented.

The social media…

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OPINION: Bloomsburg Protest Demonstrates Pennsylvanian Values
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Blaze Myers | November 11, 2019

Last weekend, a video demonstrating a student acting out a slave auction and utilizing obscene racist language surfaced – and Bloomsburg demonstrated how Pennsylvanians civilly handle racism.

The video…

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OPINION: College Board Exploits Poor Students
Opinions

Blaze Myers | October 23, 2019

The College Board is the epitome of American innovation; the exploitation of the country’s most vulnerable through flagrant capitalization.

The not-for-profit organization creates and administers the…

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OPINION: Homecoming Court Contradicts Modern School Values
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Blaze Myers | October 11, 2019

Vanity, conceit, and narcissism; these are the institution of education’s acceptable vices for the popularity contest known as Homecoming.

Throughout the nation, Homecoming season is now; and with it…

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OPINION: Hollywood’s Fallen to China
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Blaze Myers | October 8, 2019

Hollywood is bending the knee for China’s approval, but it isn’t general Chinese audiences they’re appealing to – it’s their government.

The Chinese government has long been characterized as authoritarian…

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OPINION: Attacks on Greta Thunberg Reveal Fragile Masculinity
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Blaze Myers | October 1, 2019

Last Monday, we saw the emergence of an icon; and as usual, some men are too dumbfounded to see past her appearance.

September 23rd saw the United Nations Climate Change Summit, where amidst the stiff…

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OPINION: Disney Has Gutted Originality in Hollywood
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Blaze Myers | September 17, 2019

We are living in the Disney era. Disney has monopolized Hollywood, and we love them for it.

This is the 2019 box office thus far. You might notice that the top six movies are all Disney properties…

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