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After the massive break out of the deadly viral of coronavirus, governments across the globe decided to dramatically curtail bars, restaurants, and clubs in order to stop the spread of the disease. Left with no choice since many people were still outside dining, ignoring the severity of the situation, the government chose to take some severe steps. However, some responsible citizens took matters in their...

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The number of cars on the streets has majorly become cabs which, in this age of technology, can be summoned by just a small click of a button on our mobile screens. The most popular of all apps, Uber has a near-monopoly on this business of taxis, with Lyft seconding the position. The unprecedented success of Uber worldwide can be boiled down to reasons including...

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Throughout history, powerful people have used the power of film to help achieve their goals. Leaders like Hitler and Stalin used movies as propaganda and did so very successfully. Cinema can easily change people’s opinions and their outlooks on life. Good films almost always impact the viewer. The degree of impact depends on the movie and person viewing it. Individually, people are bound to get...

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“Affirmative action” means positive steps taken to increase the representation of women and minorities in areas of employment, education, and culture from which they have been historically excluded. The outcomes of public and private affirmative action programs in the past have been mixed yet they are probably negative on the balance. Affirmative actions in American society are popularly believed to have been a product of...

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The first time an adolescent gets a taste of adulthood is when they move to college and start living on their own. It is a fact well known that college opens doors that high school doesn’t. And college can change kids and shape them in ways that are quite unimaginable. Not only does it help them grow as a person, but it also encourages them...

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The military of a country is often seen as the institution that embodies national pride. With a global rise of right-wing nationalism, the armed forces have been brought to the forefront as the sacrifices of soldiers are valorised in popular culture. Despite those within these forces often complaining of the futility of war, their tragic reality is that they have been reduced to pawns in...

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When I was a child, my visits to the family general physician were way different from what I experience today. The first stark difference from my present experience is that my doctor was not someone valued solely for the degrees on his wall; rather he was considered an extension of the family. Everyone from my immediate to my extended family considered his word the gospel...

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Periodically, modern society is shaken to its core by a heinous crime that often questions one’s faith in the people around them. It is foolish to assume that such crimes only come about on rare occasions. In fact, crimes like murder, dismemberings, rapes, among others, have multiple victims daily. The difference between those and the ones we shall focus on is that by lottery, some...

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