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Justified anger can help fuel necessary changes in society

“Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” Yoda’s famous quote from “The Phantom Menace” quickly became a widely-accepted adage after the “Star Wars” prequel hit screens in 1999.  When I threw a tantrum as a kid, I remember what my belligerence would receive: “Dear, what did Yoda say again?” from […]

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Post-pandemic life will not be the same as life before the pandemic

It can be hard to wrap our minds around the “new normal” that the COVID-19 pandemic has created. It can be even more difficult to imagine life after the pandemic. One thing for sure, things will never be the same as they were before. Regardless of restaurants opening back up or returning to in-person classes. […]

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The Oscars do not always show the best films

For years, one of the ways of defining cinematic achievement has been through awards and their ceremonies, most iconically, The Oscars. The first Oscars awards show was held in 1929, in the early beginnings of the film industry’s Hollywood boom. This year, the 2021 Oscars will undoubtedly look different due to the ongoing pandemic and […]

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‘Ring by spring’ produces a culture of unhealthy practices

One thing I quickly learned as a freshman at California Baptist University was the concept of “ring by spring.” I think most people can attest that they have experienced the “ring by spring” culture at CBU and other Christian universities. However, for those unfamiliar with the concept, “ring by spring” refers to the aspiration of […]