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For Indigenous Peoples, the Fight for Reproductive Justice is a Constant Battle

Reproductive autonomy has paid a farewell in several U.S. states. Following Alabama’s near-total ban on the procedure along with five states having passed the heartbeat bill, one’s freedom to obtain safe abortion in parts the U.S. has been significantly undermined, and is also a great loss for survivors and non-survivors of sexual assault. North of […]

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Culture & Religion United States

How the US Education System Feeds a Culture of Sexual Violence

Within modern education is a reflection of rigid societal values. Pertaining to such affairs of publicly assumed anathema, is an associated measure of relevancy a subject obtains within active measures of institutional manipulation, as a direct result of national values and issues taboo in their nature. Given the self reflective nature of an essential national […]

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Policy Analysis United States

What do Recent Abortion Laws Mean for the Future of Women in America?

Throughout different historical periods female sexual desire has often been perceived as inherently evil; an attribute that must be repressed at all costs. However, opinions regarding female sexuality have fluctuated as social customs and fashions have fundamentally changed over time. Significantly, in the past century the struggle for female emancipation has been frequently discussed and […]

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Opinion United States

Opinion | Trump is No “Chaotic Good,” He’s A Tool of the US Establishment

In the tabletop fantasy role playing game Dungeons and Dragons, there is something called The Alignment System. This outlines how an individual player is able to categorize their particular character within the game. For example, a character that operates within the bounds of a fictitious law whilst simultaneously lacking in moral character, is labelled “Lawful […]

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United States World Politics & Affairs

The War on Drugs is Changing: What’s on the Horizon?

This article has been written by a TYJ Staff Writer, but due to the subject matter of the article, the writer has asked to not have this article listed under their name. This article was reviewed and published by Editing Staff. A Violent Crisis In the dead of night, on April 11, several unknown gunmen […]

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Culture & Religion United States

Polarized Politics in America: A Look at Political “Self-Segregation”

The social fabric of the American dream imagines a comprehensive determination; of the equality embedded within struggle and empathetic unity. Rejecting the hierarchies and aristocratic tendencies of the old world, America is a beacon of opportunity, a national community of individual righteousness, dependent on a diverse yet equal community of analogous ambitions. This manufactured ideal […]

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Opinion United States

Yes, This is America: Opinion

It seems that the past year since Donald Trump got into office, one specific mantra has been repeated over and over again by citizens of the United States. Every time the Trump Administration takes a hit from the general public for a despicable piece of policy––from banning refugees from Muslim-majority countries to an unwavering commitment […]

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United States World Politics & Affairs

Mattis Visits Southeast Asia: Strengthening the US Indo-Pacific Strategy

Last year U.S. President Donald Trump has frequently stated the term “free and open Indo-Pacific” during his Asia voyage, as this month U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has visited Southeast Asia to Indonesia and Vietnam in an effort to reach a consensus in defense issues and forge strong new partnerships. The Indo-Pacific policy aims to […]

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United States

You’re fired! Why the turnover rate of Trump’s White House is higher than any other administration before it.

Something’s been up with the White House lately. Turn on any major news network and the same big bold letters tend to scroll across the screen accompanied by a news anchor’s serious stare eyeing down the camera. This person resigned? Another fired? It seems as though every other day some US official is suddenly out of a […]

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United States

America Must Abandon Tribalism to Solve the Gun Debate: Opinion

Last month’s tragic shooting in a Florida high school, which resulted in the death of 17 people, has stirred up a plethora of emotions and opened up old wounds. Following the incident, masses flooded the internet, condemning the act of horror committed and more importantly, calling for stronger gun control restrictions. The Parkland incident marked […]