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Harry Styles ‘dressed’ to impress on the cover of Vogue

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Dressed is in quotations because, yes, he wore a dress. 
November 30, 2020
Our age-old societal norm that every person must strictly subscribe to one or the other is unnecessarily destructive and restrictive. There’s a great deal more to worry about in this world than men who might enjoy a dress. 

My first virtual funeral

My first virtual funeral
November 26, 2020
Matt Languedoc discusses the struggles and benefits of virtual funeral services when COVID-19 has made family gatherings nearly impossible.

Trump encourages supporters to refuse to concede the election

Trump encourages supporters to refuse to concede the election
Violence ignites in Washington D.C as protestors clash
November 25, 2020
President Trump's refusal to debrief the President-elect has put countless lives at risk as the nation faces unprecedented challenges. Although it is the end of the controversial Trump Presidency, he’s making sure to leave his mark one last time.

Should Christmas music be listened to before Thanksgiving?

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A highly-debated topic in a year unlike any other
November 19, 2020
A highly-debated topic in a year unlike any other.

Mass incarceration in Massachusetts

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Narratives from formerly incarcerated advocates and their vision of a future beyond prisons
November 16, 2020
What are the experiences of those imprisoned within Massachusetts?

A whirlwind of a Presidential election

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Overwhelming feelings have come to light from the results of the Election Day that turned into Election Week
November 11, 2020
On Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris have officially become the president-elect and vice president-elect for the next four years, making Donald Trump one of the few incumbent presidents to lose in his race for a second term. The results brought a lot of conflicting emotions throughout the United States. 

Five ways to cope with election stress

Five ways to cope with election stress
You are not alone
November 6, 2020
If you are anything like me, every day has proven to be a new battle to preserve your mental health. Of course, no stress management tip or technique is a substitute for seeking help from a licensed healthcare professional, but here are five ways I have been coping with stress and anxiety these past few weeks (and months). 

Women for Biden: a suburban battleground

Women for Biden: a suburban battleground
How one group just may be Biden's saving grace
November 2, 2020
There’s been a new influx of support for Biden that comes from an army of women, specifically suburban women, who have had a change of heart in the last four years. Although they played a critical role in the 2016 election for President Trump, many of these women are taking a different stance this year.

How I escaped ‘The Proud Boys’ ideology

How I escaped 'The Proud Boys' ideology
October 29, 2020
Before "the Proud Boys" became a hate group, I attended one of their first events in 2018. Here is how the movement has evolved, and how much my ideology has changed since.

Pope Francis makes a historical statement in support of the LGBTQ+ community

Pope Francis makes a historical statement in support of the LGBTQ+ community
In a recent announcement, the pope issued surprising support for LGBTQ+ civil unions
October 28, 2020
In the documentary “Francesco” by director Evgeny Afineevsky that aired in Rome on Wednesday, Oct. 21, Pope Francis endorses civil unions. 

Far-right extremism: How the plot to kidnap a governor reflects on… Adolf Hitler

Far-right extremism: How the plot to kidnap a governor reflects on… Adolf Hitler
The alarming rise in violence from far-right extremists is eerily similar to the rise of fascism in 1920s Germany
October 26, 2020
On Oct. 8, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the foiled plot of 14 men in relation to the kidnapping of Michigan's Governor, Gretchen Whitmer. This should not come as a surprise because the warnings were simply there.

Ariana Grande creates a perfect White House in new music video

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The pop idol soars to the top of the charts with "positions"
October 23, 2020
Pop queen Ariana Grande blows fans away with new single “positions” and an accompanying music video that shows President Ari taking over Trump’s office
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