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Harvard Rescinds Admission from Kyle Kashuv

Ryan Lau | @RyanLau71R

Harvard University has decided to pull the plug on admission for Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv. An advocate for gun rights since the attack, he has become a foil of sorts to the Florida school’s gun control supporters, such as David Hogg (whom Harvard also admitted).

The university claimed that they took this action due to controversial statements that Kashuv made two years ago. These occurred several months before the Parkland school shooting, Kashuv noted. He believes that the school’s action shows that they do not believe he is capable of changing after two life-altering years.

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Woke vs Based: The Real Political Dog-whistles

Ellie McFarland | @el_farawayland

When tragedy strikes in the form of a politically or religiously motivated violence, people across the spectrum come out of the woodwork to condemn some favorite media villain. Sometimes it’s video games or guns; but after the heartbreaking Christchurch mosque shooting, it was memes. Yes, those innocuous images and inside jokes people share were villainized because of the shooter’s actions. He referenced memes during and before his actions and the media ran with it, branding “crab rave” and popular YouTuber PewDiePie as alt-right dog-whistles.

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Sudan Meal Project Is an Instagram Farce

Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

Log onto Instagram, and you will surely see story posts about the Sudan Meal Project. Online do-gooders see the representations of the Sudanese tragedy in the media and their hearts move. They pray that they can help in whatever way they can. Thankfully, it’s easy to feed starving children. All anyone must do is share a screenshot on their Instagram story. But this seems a little too good to be true, doesn’t it?

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3 People Who Give You More Freedom than the Government

Ryan Lau | @RyanLau71R

The government is often touted as an entity that guarantees the freedom of its citizens. But the United States’ incarceration rate continues to soar. Today, the country hosts nearly 25% of the world’s prisoners despite having less than 5% of the world’s population. Meanwhile, privacy has become moot as location tracking and unmarked police vehicles become the norm. The government has done nothing to stop this, often passing laws to further restrict freedom.

Luckily, there are some individuals who took it upon their own shoulders to fight for the rights of free people to do as they please. In the past ten years alone, these three individuals have done more to guarantee your freedom than the entire United States government has done in 50 years.

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Ross Ulbricht: Five Keys to Inner Strength From Five Years in Prison

Ross Ulbricht | @RealRossU

October 1, 2018, marked five years since I was imprisoned. My physical surroundings today are ironically similar to what they were after my arrest back in 2013. I’m in the SHU again (Special Housing Unit, aka “the hole”). It means permanent lockdown, separated from the general prison population, in a small cell.

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