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Tik Tok creates community through its unique algorithm

During a worldwide pandemic it has been difficult to find activities to distract yourself. However, thanks to the best social networking application, TikTok, you could find yourself scrolling for hours through random videos specifically engineered to your liking. TikTok is a Chinese video-sharing social networking application owned by internet technology company ByteDance. The creators of […]

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Students, educators should see online education as an opportunity

Students at California Baptist University and school-aged children around the globe are going through a serious transition right now as public and private education systems simultaneously transition to an online-only teaching format in response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. While there are downsides to this situation, adapting to an online-only educational system provides a unique […]

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Opinion: Post-apocalyptic media has shaped our response to COVID-19

A viral infection. A race for a cure. Growing global fear. It seems like a storybook. Post-apocalyptic media forged our response to the novel coronavirus. Perhaps this brave new world seems so much like a dream because it is hauntingly familiar. Post-apocalyptic fiction has been around for as long as we can remember. In fact, […]

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U.S. 2021 budget needs major changes

The Trump administration unveiled its proposed budget for the government’s 2021 fiscal year (FY), revealing a record-breaking $4.82 trillion spending plan. However, despite the increase from previous years, the plan proposes funding cuts to education, housing and environmental protection areas, while more than half of discretionary spending goes toward military spending.  The U.S. government estimates […]