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Media echo chamber polarizes politics, damages democracy

People no longer have to settle for one of the three nightly news shows of generations past. They can get their news whenever they want, with whichever spin they want.

Small acts, not sweeping initiatives, to end CMU stress culture

The root of the problem, peer pressure, lies in campus culture itself, so it’s hard to change. However, this doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do.

Clinton secrets kill trust, presidential prospects

By hiding her pneumonia, Clinton reinforced the narrative that she isn’t transparent with the public. Now, many Americans worry that Clinton is neither healthy nor honest enough to serve as President.

“Send Silence Packing” unpacks mental illness stigma

Last Thursday morning, as I was walking up the steps of the College of Fine Arts, there was a row of backpacks lining the walkway in front of the building.

U.S. legal system fails survivor in Turner case

A little less than two years ago an anonymous woman was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner, a former swimmer at Stanford University.

Trigger Warnings enable open conversation, free speech

Are trigger warnings dangerous to free speech, or is the University of Chicago making a misinformed decision that is threatening the health of their students? In reality, it may be a little of both.

Universities must reckon with histories of racism

The next question, clearly, is where a university such as Carnegie Mellon, established after the abolition of slavery, belongs in this debate.

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