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Documentary Review: Seaspiracy

By Mia Currie Seaspiracy is a new Netflix documentary that sheds light on the issues contaminating oceans. Seaspiracy attempts to uncover what is really going on beneath the surface with regards to “dolphin-safe tuna”, “sustainable fishing”, and the “MSC” stamp.  Overfishing has been an issue for many years, and the mass killings which are happening in the ocean are unparalleled to those on

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Column: Life on Earth

This week’s topic: Food waste By Mia Currie Food waste is a far-reaching problem which has financial, ethical and environmental costs. There are a couple questions which need to be answered to understand this topic better. For example, what is food waste?  Society has uttered the words “food waste” and “food loss” interchangeably for many years, but the words actually

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Column: Life on Earth

This week’s topic: Fast Fashion By Elle Storoe We all love shopping for clothes, especially when we find websites where the clothes are inexpensive. It is an easy way to look fashionable at such an affordable cost. There is a name for this kind of business, it’s called “Fast Fashion.” Fast Fashion is a franchise that uses cheap materials, labor,

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Column: Life on Earth

This week’s topic: Household cleaners By Elle Storoe Most of us clean our house by using cleaning products. But do we know what is in those cleaning products? We like to assume that the cleaners we use for our home are safe, however most are not. Inhaling, ingesting, and touching some of these toxic chemicals can cause severe injury, and

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Everything Entertainment: Baking Shows

By August Ewert-Harpold One popular genre of television that sprouted within the last year (thanks to COVID-19 and quarantine) are baking shows. Here are the most popular, and my personal take on each one! The Great British Baking Show The Great British Baking Show is one of the classics when it comes to baking shows! This show is very relaxed and

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Column: Life on Earth

This week’s topic: Microfibers By Elle Storoe While washing clothes keep us clean, it’s also very harmful to the environment. Microfibers are micro-plastics that clothing, towels, and other fabrics release every time it is washed. The microfibers are exceedingly small particles of synthetic fabric that come from fabric while the items are in the washing machine. These tiny fibers travel from

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Column: Everything Entertainment

By August Ewert-Harpold Miracle on 34th Street This 1947 Christmas classic is just a heart-warming, feel-good movie. In the movie, Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) is at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade when he is asked to fill in for the original Santa who was drunk. Everyone ends up loving him and saying that he is the perfect “Santa” which gets him

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Column: Life on Earth

This week’s topic: Masks By Mia Currie When COVID-19 cases first began to rise in the United States, many individuals turned to buying disposable masks as a way to slow the spread of the virus. As estimated by the United Nations trade body, the global sales for mask production have exponentially increased $166 billion dollars in the past year. And

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Column: Fashion Forward

This week’s topic: Thrifting hacks and why it’s better to buy used clothing By Sarah Youngblood Thrifting is a great way to repurpose old clothing and find unique pieces for your wardrobe. Over the past few years, a rise in popularity for this type of buying has progressively increased. With many styles going in and out of what’s “in” and

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Column: Life on Earth

This week’s topic: Traveling and the environment By Elle Storoe People love to travel, whether it’s for work, for family, or for fun. Traveling, however, isn’t necessarily the most ideal hobby that is best for the environment. Traveling by airplane is the worst way to travel. In an article written by Andy Newman for the New York Times, “One seat on a

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