Fa La La La Fraud

Image depicting wrapped boxes
Image depicting wrapped boxes

By Maddie Silva

The holidays are a  time of childlike wonder and excitement, accompanied by occasional insecurity, loneliness, but, mostly just copious amounts of holiday stress. This season of giving is also a time when individuals are at their most vulnerable. Many fall prey to holiday scams. The Better Business Bureau warns Christmas shoppers that scams are prevalent during this time of year.

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Fighting Slavery Through the Marketplace

 

Image depicting a storefront
Image depicting a storefront

By Tina Snieder

The holidays have consistently been an economically prosperous time for retailers all over the country. For example, this past Black Friday weekend brought in over six hundred billion dollars. If one thinks of what their money supports when they purchase Christmas presents, or materials in general, we might spend carelessly and forget to consider whether we actually want to support large corporations as opposed to local businesses.

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The Overshadowed Proposition

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Source: Emocat on Instagram

By Gaby Martinez

Prior to the passing of Prop 64 which legalized the use of recreational marijuana on Tuesday, it seemed fairly easy to hash out blanket statements in regard to which side of the argument the voter stood. Could the conversation really be reduced to a simple question of right or wrong?. Leftover anti-drug rhetoric resembling that of  the Just Say No campaigns back in the 70’s left voters with black and white choices, much like our choices for  executive office seems to have left voters with only two opinions in discussion.

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Actively Loving God and Neighbor

Google image depicting a man in Love Your Neighbor hat
Google image depicting a man in Love Your Neighbor hat

by Tina Snieder

Reactions to the 2016 presidential election are as varied and dramatic as they have been throughout the long presidential campaign. One reaction common among Christian circles is the call to prayer and the reassurance that God is in control. I have seen these statements pop up on social media both by those in favor of the President-elect and those opposed.

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Millenials and Politics

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Image courtesy of Google Images

By Maddie Silva

We hear contradictory reports when we think of millennials political involvement. Do millennials care about politics? Or are they politically motivated and tired of the current political system? Why would that an apathetic generation be so opinionated about issues like foreign policy, criminal justice, and racial equality? A survey from the Harvard University of Politics found that Millennials have little trust in big government, but have more faith in community volunteering and entrepreneurship than most Americans.

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