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Turning Green

Green is in folks. Consumers want Earth-friendly products and brands that attempt to curb their impact on the Earth. To appeal to this new generation of buyers, companies have increasingly emphasized their environmental policies, highlighting recycled materials and eco-friendly products. However, are brands going green, or are they merely presenting a green image to the public? Greenwashing is a marketing tactic used by businesses to capitalize on the growing demand for environmentally-friendly products. Through vague…

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Top Red-Carpet Looks of The Emmys

No matter your favorite look at TV’s biggest night this year, there was probably another look that closely matched it, with few exceptions. It could have been Zendaya and Elle Fanning, Connie Briton and Molly Shannon, or Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert. There were clear patterns, but what were they? Here are some of the most distinct trends at the 2022 Emmys:  The dominant menswear trend was the white suit. Many famous men donned white…

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With or Without?

Why is watching tv with subtitles more standard for today’s teens? Originally, using subtitles was something for translations, for people with attention issues, or for those who are hard of hearing. People in the deaf community are able to read about what is happening within the movie since they can’t hear the audio, which makes watching TV more inviting for them. Individuals who don’t have issues with hearing wouldn’t even think of turning on the…

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A Historic Night at the Emmys

Last Monday the 74th Emmy Awards aired at 8 pm eastern time and an estimated 5.9 million people tuned in to watch. Hosted by SNL’s Kenan Thompson, it was an eventful night with many speeches that either left an impact or offered comedic relief. Some of the night’s biggest names included Zendaya, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Lee Jung-Jae along with the shows “Ted Lasso,” “The White Lotus,” and “Succession.”  September 12th, 2022, was definitely a…

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Qualms About Quizlet

Students have been consistently migrating to Quizlet for years in order to study, but it appears that’s all coming to an end. Quizlet is a website that offers tests, flashcards, and other learning tools for students. It’s commonly used in language-based classes, as it allows for easy studying of vocabulary and grammar through flashcards and repeated memorization drills. Quizlet has always been free with ads, but at the beginning of the school year, it began…

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New White House Press Secretary

On May 5th, President Biden announced the new Press Secretary: Karine Jean-Pierre. She is the first black woman and the first open LGBTQ person to assume the position. She is set to begin her new role on May 13 this year. The current Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, is leaving to pursue a role at MSNBC where she will host her own show on Peacock for the news service. Jean-Pierre already has experience working in the…

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The Battle for Donbas

The Russo-Ukrainian War has entered a new phase recently thanks to the failure of the Russian forces to meet military objectives, including the failed capture of Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine. With the deadline to capture the capital and overwhelm the surprisingly resistant Ukrainians overdue, the Russian forces have withdrawn from Kyiv. Now the Russian forces are clawing their way towards a different type of victory in a smaller form. The Eastern region of…

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Victory Day

World War Two was a tragic event that scarred the world in a way never seen before. Millions of lives were extinguished by gunfire, bombs, execution camps, and even nuclear warheads. Entire nations were built and destroyed during the course of the war, and afterward, the world simply was never the same. But the day it was over resounded over every person and nation, as the nightmare was finally over: it was Victory Day. The…

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2022 French Election: A Win for the World

Last Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron won re-election, becoming the first French president to do so in two decades. A lot of people, especially here in the United States, do not understand how significant Macron’s win was. If he had lost, that would mean a potentially major effect on people across the globe. The French President faced off against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who has voiced her discontent with the European Union and NATO,…

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The Battle for Donbas Begins

The Russo-Ukrainian War has entered a new phase recently thanks to the failure of the Russian forces to meet military objectives, including the failed capture of Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine. With the deadline to capture the capital and overwhelm the surprisingly resistant Ukrainians overdue, the Russian forces have withdrawn from Kyiv. Now the Russian forces are clawing their way towards a different type of victory in a smaller form. The Eastern region of…

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