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Jain: Can we trust the COVID-19 vaccines?

In comparison to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, Moderna has disclosed more data from its clinical trials, making it more credible.
November 20, 2020

There has been a lot of buzz brewing this month with the announcement of COVID-19 vaccines that have been proposed by Pfizer/BioNTech and, more recently, Moderna. If you are an innate skeptic like me,...

Lakhiani: Literature is ignoring BIPOC and the LGBTQIA+ community

It is inexcusable that one of the only BIPOC in the “Throne of Glass” series is tokenized.
November 20, 2020

In English classes throughout high school, my classmates and I mainly read so-called classics centered around white male characters. At the time, I couldn’t figure out why it irked me so much that we...

Reyna: Trump, get out of the way

If Trump refuses to concede, dangerous precedents may be set.
November 20, 2020

Most of us had anxiety around the presidential election. Our eyes were glued to our TVs and computer monitors, watching states turn red and blue while keeping a tally of each candidate’s projected Electoral...

Sabbasani: Self care now

Prioritizing self care can relieve stress that has been building up and promote greater physical, social and emotional well-being.
November 20, 2020

Prior to the pandemic, individuals were accustomed to day-to-day routines. School, work, social events, family and friends were major components of everyday life. For a century, this was the norm across...

Giri: PS5 is a better deal than gaming PC

November 20, 2020

The title of this column alone has probably irked a lot of the gaming purists out there, and I can already sense the pitchforks drawing out, but please first hear me out. While it’s obvious that gaming...

Kinstler: When the going gets tough

November 20, 2020

When the going gets tough, the unfortunate truth is that the tough rarely get going. In times of isolation, people tend to retract inwards rather than project outwards. Even though our phones are probably...

Editorial: We are exhausted

Spring academic calendar changes are needed
November 20, 2020

We are nearly there, folks. By the time this issue of The Observer is published, our final classes of the week are likely to have begun, after which, students on campus will begin their move-out process....

Bilinovich: How fear produced Trump

Supporters gather for a speech by Donald Trump. These rallies are known to have strong influences on attendees, promoting a variety of opinions—some dangerous, based on unsubstantiated
November 13, 2020

The recent victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the 2020 presidential election has excited millions of Americans. For many, the horror of the past four years is...

Mizuno: Rising tensions with China

Chinese and U.S. relations have been steadily worsening over the past few years, especially as China illegitimately seeks more territorial control.
Why renouncing Article 9 of Japan’s Constitution might be what the US needs
November 13, 2020

Early last month, the United States’ highest diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, made his first visit in over a year to arguably one of the United States’ closest allies, Japan. His visit to...

LTTE: Men: Listen to Women. Everyone: Give USG a Break.

November 13, 2020

For those who don’t know me, my name is Dalia Zullig, and I have been a member of the Undergraduate Student Government for almost four years. I am many other things, but for the purposes of this letter...

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