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Islamophobia exists: Take it from someone who knows

At Northwood, we are no strangers to diversity. In any single classroom, there are bound to be countless ethnicities and cultures represented among the faces of the students. Here at Northwood, our differences are celebrated, regardless of whether they’re racial, religious, political or economic. That

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The benefits of Obamacare

For 25-year-old Kati McFarland, a woman from Arkansas battling Ehelrs-danlos syndrome, Obamacare may mean the difference between life and death. She is merely one of many Americans who depend on the Affordable Care Act and will lose part of their medical insurance when it is

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The costs of Obamacare

Free healthcare for everyone! Sounds amazing, right? Well don’t bother dreaming about it yet, because universal healthcare could be a taxpayer’s worst nightmare. In case you’re not familiar with it, a universal healthcare system exists when a country’s government provides health coverage for all its

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The dangers of echo chambers

Social media networks such as Facebook or Twitter are the main source of news consumption for many teens across America. However, these platforms’ personalization algorithms (which display posts based on one’s digital interaction history) are now creating echo chambers, or dangerous virtual spaces in which

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Trump taps Gorsuch for Supreme Court

In one of his first major actions as president, Donald Trump appointed federal appellate judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February of last year.    There is no question as