MAI: Failure of United Nations shown through terror response

While the UN has only recognized more than 600 abuse claims in the last five years, the charity Hear Their Cries estimates that UN staff could be responsible for 60,000 sexual crimes over the last decade. Although 561 UN personnel have been involved in the 600 officially recognized abuse claims, only 30 have been put in prison.


LAHIRI: Artificial intelligence stands as looming military threat

Whereas the use of artificial intelligence in areas like healthcare, self-driving cars and surveillance might stir unrest among concerned members of the population, the increased use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the military should be deeply unsettling for anyone with the capacity to anticipate long-term consequences of AI-assisted warfare.


GUVERCIN: Education critical for combating vaping epidemic

 Particularly on college campuses, e-cigarettes, vapes and juuls have become some of the most common sights and have virtually eliminated the presence of traditional cigarettes. For our purposes, we can define e-cigarettes as “battery-operated devices that people use to inhale an aerosol, which typically contains nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals,” including vaping tools.  


SAJU: Rising costs of college unnecessary burden

 This week, seniors across America took a step toward understanding their futures. Some young adults will take time off, begin working or go to a vocational school. But most of these high schoolers — approximately 70% of them — will decide to attend college.  


ASSADI: Vaping companies target children

 Since the start of college this year, multiple friends and new people I met expressed their desire to quit “juuling,” a type of vaping with the product JUUL. It had been controlling their thoughts and the way that they spend their money. Some had developed coughs, some developed severe withdrawal symptoms. 


BEZAWADA: Amazon fires critical issue, impact us all

At some point, every city goes dark. You just do not notice it. The hubbub of commuters, students and people from all walks of life navigating busy streets and the bright billboards emblazoned with dynamic, animated ads light up the city well enough to render day and night obsolete. 


SURIANO: United States must be firm against Iran

In recent days, the tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran have grown exponentially. This round of trouble began when — according to the U.S. Department of State — Iran attacked Saudi Arabia’s oil production. The U.S. has responded by sending additional troops to the region. 

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