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Death penalty: Inhumane but necessary

Reed Mccoy // April 29, 2019

Capital punishment is a contentious topic that permeates our justice system and society. For thousands of years, criminals have been executed in various ways, many by completely barbaric methods. That...

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Judging people from the past: a brief discussion

Reed Mccoy // April 26, 2019

Judging the people of past times is a difficult task. The societies of their times almost always have drastically different standards than the ones that we have. Some people we judge are from eras in which...

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History is neglected in American public schools

Reed Mccoy // April 13, 2019

History is an exciting thing if you take a college course about it.Understanding and learning history is one of the core tenants of the American public school system. However, it is also one of the most...

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Purge the Binging: It’s not good for you

Reed Mccoy // April 10, 2019

Alcohol is easily the best and worst invention that humanity has come up with. To some people, it induces great feelings for short periods of time and for others, if too much is consumed, bad feelings.I...

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GMOs are not as scary as they seem

Reed Mccoy // April 7, 2019

The population of earth will balloon to about 20 billion people by at least 2050, if not sooner. This realization has people concerned about our ability to produce enough food. Well, there is an answer...

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Water in the southwest a ticking time bomb

Reed Mccoy // April 7, 2019

Today's California particularly the Southern half features cities and agriculture where desert should be.More likely than not, the water that keeps these cities running comes from a river or stream in...

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Growing up vegetarian

Reed Mccoy // April 4, 2019

Growing up, this was by far one of the most common questions asked to me whenever someone found out I was vegetarian. It wasn't my choice if we are going to be truthful about it. The story begins when...

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Online games: A toxic toll on my soul

Reed Mccoy // March 26, 2019

Online games, from my own experience, are among the most rewarding types of games to play. Being able to immerse yourself in a fictional world full of real players is a truly awesome experience, especially...

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Trump isn’t the worst dog from the White House

Reed Mccoy // March 21, 2019

What do you mean Trump isn't the worst President ever? Have you gone insane?Truthfully, no; while Trump may have a terrible presidential reputation in many social and political circles, it takes more than...

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Bernie Sanders vies for presidency again

Reed Mccoy // February 26, 2019

I really want to like Bernie Sanders.I enjoy his fiery speeches promoting a better future for us millennials, his reputation for being stubborn and sticking to his guns; his intense dislike for the establishment....

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