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OP/ED: Straws Seriously Suck

OP/ED: Straws Seriously Suck

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

April 29, 2018

Plastic straw usage has become an epidemic in the United States with Americans using roughly 500 million straws per day. Just to put it into perspective, 500 million straws could fill over 125 school buses and if you connected them all together, they could wrap around the Earth about two and a half...

OP/ED: It’s Time to Pull the Plug on Holiday Festivities

OP/ED: It's Time to Pull the Plug on Holiday Festivities

Liv Meier, Staff Writer

December 9, 2017

It's back. The holiday lights extravaganzas are popping up around every neighborhood. And with the light spectaculars comes lavishly decorated fake Christmas trees, gigantic holiday parties and tons of gift giving. It's impossible to drive down a street in suburban America where there's not at least...

8 Ways to Save the Environment

8 Ways to Save the Environment

Liv Meier, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017

At this point, there is no debate when it comes to global climate change. The planet and the environment are changing due to human involvement. According to NASA, the planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit since the late 19th century and the global sea level has...

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