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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 […]

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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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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 […]