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A graphic of a balance beam to represent balancing school and a personal life. GRAPHIC BY KAT PROCACCI

To incoming freshmen: Practice gratitude and balance in college

Sasha Kagan May 8, 2022
#OPINION: The best part of my first year in college was not the nightlife or the ideal relationships, but the acceptance of balance in my life. It was just as much coming to terms with my own individuality as it was meeting others.
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A graphic of the earth for Earth Day 2022. GRAPHIC BY KAT PROCACCI

Earth Day: In honor of an abundant planet

Sasha Kagan April 24, 2022
#OPINION: The creation of Earth Day alone stands for a powerful cause. It speaks to the social unity and activism that work together to strengthen a sense of community and reform our actions for the greater good. 
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Bei Bei, a giant panda male cub who lives at the National Zoo in Washington (DC).RON COGSWELL/CC BY 2.0

Let’s keep wild species wild

Sasha Kagan April 7, 2022
Despite the efforts that AZA-accredited zoos put towards animal conservation, depriving species of their natural habitats and rightful homes ultimately outweighs the limited pros. 
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Navigating my Jewish identity in Brooklyn

Sasha Kagan March 20, 2022
#OPINION: I loved the diversity of my school, but I was delighted to come home to something more familiar. Having a dual lifestyle and living on two ends of the spectrum gave me a taste of our world’s lovely cultures.
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Veganism: perhaps the better alternative for a healthy body and planet

Sasha Kagan March 13, 2022
#OPINION: While veganism would certainly decrease carbon emissions and help to halt climate change, it isn’t necessary for everybody to resort to the diet.
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Special exhibition in the Museum for European Cultures on fashion production. MEDEA7/CC BY-SA 3.0

Fast fashion: The trendy era of a debilitating planet

Sasha Kagan March 3, 2022
#OPINION: The fast fashion industry serves as an outlet for cheap and trendy clothing, seemingly an ideal resort, but one fostering many environmental hazards.
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