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October 10, 2018


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Regarding dressing up for Halloween at work, there are two main schools of thought. One is that such actions are disruptive of the productivity at work, while others might say that disrupting the monotony of everyday work helps to be productive later. How does dressing up affect the workplace in your...

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October 4, 2018


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In November, the United States will hold the Midterm Elections. Are these elections as important as the Presidential Election or not?...

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September 27, 2018


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According to Pew Research Center, about 60% of teenagers have experienced some form of cyberbulling. If you were in a position of power to make changes to the current system in order mitigate this problem, how would you do it? ...

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September 20, 2018


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Global economies, emerging and advanced alike, are concerned for an increase of inequality through job automation by replacing workers with robots. However, in practice, the opposite seems to be true and more jobs are being created. Is this a legitimate concern or will job automation create the opposit...

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September 13, 2018


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Jamais vu, the opposite of déjà vu, is the phenomenon where something familiar seems like it is being experienced for the first time. What could a potential cause of this phenomenon be?...

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September 6, 2018


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According to Pew Research Center, roughly half of U.S. teens believe they spend too much time of their cell phones. Why then, do teenagers continue to use their cellular devices excessively, even if they have realized they spend too much time on it?...

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May 24, 2018


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The Bengal Beat has, over the course of the last school year, interviewed 188 different students in the school. This represents 43.7% of the school. What ways could we look to improve our representation of the student body in our publication?

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May 17, 2018


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A recent opinion piece by reporter Valentina Idarraga claims that class rank does not equate to intelligence; rather, the rank reflects hard work done by the student. Does school performance, then, test your intelligence or your ability to work? ...

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May 10, 2018


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According to Pew Research Center, more Americans want to limit exorbitant spending on political campaigns claiming that the lobby groups have a greater influence than the voters in politics. Should there be legislation written in order to address this?...

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May 3, 2018


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Paris Syndrome is an extreme form of culture shock — most commonly experienced by Japanese tourists when visiting the famous City of Lights does not live up to their expectations. Is the issue caused by an unattainable level of expectation by visitors or a misrepresentation in popular media that P...

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April 26, 2018


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The Google Effect, also known as digital amnesia, is a cognitive phenomenon that results when information is readily available online; researchers have noted people are less likely to remember the information they have searched for online. In regard to this phenomenon, do you think the Internet is m...

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April 19, 2018


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Misinformation is rampant on the internet, but according to a survey conducted by Pew Research Center, more U.S. adults would prefer that the freedom of information be protected rather than the government taking steps to limit misinformation. Why do you think this freedom should be protected even if it would mean misinformation is easily sp...

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