Donald Trump: In My Opinion

If you listen to NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me”, you sometimes hear them do a segment called “Trump Dump”. In that segment, host Peter Sagal condenses the Trump news of the week into a few questions for the panelists so they can move on to other topics for the rest of the podcast. Consider …

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Why We Need Civility: An Unpopular Opinion

During my time in Somerset Hall at the University of Maryland the word “civility” and the phrase “be civil” probably came up dozens of times. Being in a dorm with a group of students with different beliefs, we engaged in many discussions and debates about issues political and otherwise. Because we saw each other every …

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Why Immigrants Matter and Immigration is Controversial

I’ll be honest: I struggle to comprehend what it is like to be an immigrant. I have lived in the United States my whole life as a citizen. My primary language is English and I have rarely been put in a situation where nobody could understand me. I don’t wake up every day wondering if …

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Kneeling, National Anthem, NFL: Unpopular Opinion

In January I attended a movie showing and panel discussion around the film “Walking While Black L.O.V.E. is the Answer” at Temple Law School. After showing the movie, the panel talked about issues surrounding the relationship between communities and police. It was a very informative discussion which spent a lot of time fleshing out the …

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Stop Making Mass Murderers Famous

After another shooting at a school that took the lives of two teachers and eight students, we are once again searching for simple solutions to a complicated problem while we grieve the lives lost. The problem of gun violence in this country is not going to be fixed with simple or easy solutions because all …

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Exceptions Expected: My First Year of Law School

I have never been known to do things the normal way. Ever since I was born 7 weeks premature, I have been defying what people expect from me. In my Boy Scout troop I took on some of the most senior leadership positions while I was in middle school and I helped transform how the …

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The REAL Reason Why the Boy Scouts is Now Scout BSA: In My Opinion

Disclaimer: The views presented here are my own and in no way reflect any official stance of the Boy Scouts of America.   You may have noticed that the Boy Scouts of America has undergone a lot of high-profile changes recently. I want to address some of the concerns I have seen being thrown around …

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Homicide, Sexual Assault, and Guilty Pleas: My First Jury Duty Experience

Approximately 94 percent of state criminal cases end in a plea bargain. Until last week I had no idea how frustrating this can be for potential jurors. Read to the end to see why... Last week I got summoned for jury duty for the first time. I was partly surprised to be called because I …

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Teacher Strikes: A Quick Response

There seem to be a lot of teacher strikes in the news lately. In the last month, we’ve seen news about the strikes/walkouts in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Oklahoma (some are labelled as walkouts because teachers technically aren’t allowed to strike in those areas). It made me ask myself if these strikes were negatively affecting …

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