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Sports competitions are categorized by sex because the physiological and hormonal differences between the sexes are significant. These differences confer a notable performance advantage for males. However, these classifications aren't an end in themselves: they are a means to achieving a mor…

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Republican Glenn Youngkin, the new governor of Virginia, must act prudently when deciding whether he should continue posing as a moderate or conform to Republican idealism. Youngkin should dismiss the rebellious anti-abortion schemes of other states and push for increased access to contracep…

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Joe Biden took his place behind the Oval Office desk after a long and contentious political election against the political equivalent of your heinous conspiracy-weaving uncle. Political pundits were confident that the election would be a landslide, but Biden’s narrow victory reminded us of t…

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The criminal justice system in America is inherently flawed due to the nature of systemic racism in the United States. Black Americans make up only 13% of the population, but Black people overall make up 38% of the prison population. Some studies estimate that one out of three Black men will…

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The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were a watershed moment in contemporary history. I was too young to remember the day itself. My parents and older siblings have in some ways described the fear and anxiety of that day and the inescapable feeling that everything was shattering. I do, howe…

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Everyone seems to believe that the United States is more divided now than it has ever been. Whether this is true or not — it’s not — it is clear that America needs a method of solving conflicts quickly and indisputably. Arguments on Twitter haven’t been working, so there is only one good alt…

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Virginia Tech is losing money because of its investments in fossil fuels. The university’s endowment is operated by the Virginia Tech Foundation (VTF) and holds $1.15 billion in assets as of last year. Approximately 10% of this amount is invested in fossil fuels, which includes the productio…

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I’m driving. If you know me, you’d know I do that a lot these days. Sometimes I have friends there with me; we laugh, sing — badly, in most cases — and talk until the sun sets. We even argue every once in a while. The car is an intimate place, though. Going 60 mph, it feels like you never move at all — you’re protected from the elements, the sounds, the breeze. When conflict arises, you’re in a safe space — you can hash things out, reach true understandings. In other words, there’s no pressure — no pressure to act a certain way or put up a certain appearance. You can’t say that about many places anymore.

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During the State of the Union address on Feb. 5, 2019, President Trump asked Congress to ban late-term abortion. He framed his appeal as a reaction against New York’s Reproductive Health Act — which signed into law on Jan. 22 — and Virginia’s HB 2491 bill, which received support from Gov. Ra…

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This year, Delegates Chris Hurst, D-12, and Danica Roem, D-13 of the Virginia General Assembly put forth their own bills to protect reporters in Virginia, as it is one of the few states in the country that does not have a shield law — a law that protects journalists from being compelled to r…

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Theft by a fellow citizen is a crime. After all, the Declaration of Independence did originally say that people had a right to property. But while theft by a fellow citizen is a crime, theft by the government is perfectly legal.

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As Virginia Tech students and residents of the great Commonwealth of Virginia, we are ashamed, disappointed and angered by the news that has come out regarding our governor and state attorney general. The recent revelations that have come out about their past behaviors are shocking and unacc…