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Originally called the Chicago Eight, the Chicago Seven consisted of seven political activists who took part in the riots of Chicago in 1968. The Chicago protests were in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, and to protest the Vietnam War.

Several political activist leaders were in attendance, were arrested, and charged with criminal conspiracy, the incitement to riot, and crossing state lines to incite riots.

The trials were a large conspiracy theory by the government to prove that the riots were incited by protestors, not the police, which is still a heavily contested issue…


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We live in a society where the truth is no longer a matter of fact. It is an arbitrary element that changes with the wind.

Growing up, we were told to always tell the truth no matter what the consequences were. In a court of law, we are told to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. We expect the truth in our everyday lives. Whether it’s at work, with friends, or online, we expect the truth.

What About Truth?

We, unfortunately, live in a time where the truth is hard to find and hard to come by. When we read…


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These past four years have felt like an eternity for some. For others, it felt like a party they never wanted to end. The past four years with Donald Trump as president were like none other in the history of this country.

We went from a time when politics were known but weren't shoved in our faces on a daily basis. We went from minor disagreements with people to purging all social media accounts of people who didn’t believe in the same things we believed in. We learned that if there’s one thing most of America can agree on, it’s…


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Four years ago we were introduced to the Ball family. A family of three basketball-playing brothers who were some of the most notorious and promising upcoming talents in the country. The oldest, Lonzo, committed to play for UCLA and was a projected lottery pick before he’d even stepped onto the court. The middle son, LiAngelo, wasn’t flashy but was touted as being an NBA role player one day. The youngest, Lamelo, was under his older brother's tutelage and was thought to be even better than Lonzo when the time came.

But it wasn’t the talent of the brothers that brought…


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2020 was terrible, just downright awful. There were so many times where we would say, well, at least it can’t get any worse…. But don’t dwell on it! Don’t continue to look in the rearview mirror and think about how something negative happened in 2020. Don’t look back and say you hope that never happens again. Don’t dwell on the things you can’t change. That will only make you feel regret and remorse and you’ll never be able to put your best foot forward.

2020 was the definition of moving forward without looking back. Leave that year in the past…


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The recent SolarWinds cybersecurity attack has redirected the focus from Russian election hacking to other Russian cyber hacking. Over the past four years, Russia has been the number one culprit for cyberattacks in the United States, whether they were behind it or not, the focus was always on them.

Most recently, the Russian government has been accused of the SolarWinds cybersecurity attack by allegedly infiltrating various United States federal computer systems through server software provider, SolarWinds.

SolarWinds is an IT service management provider whose programs are used by the Pentagon, White House, NASA, and roughly 425 of the fortune 500…


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It’s 2020 and we have technology at our fingertips nearly every second of every day. As human beings, we’ve had thousands, millions of years to advance our forms of communication, yet, there are still too many people who can’t spell correctly.

Could it be a lack of knowledge? There were 56.4 million students who “attended” school in 2020 and the average dropout rate is 5.4%. Maybe? …


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It’s 2020 and nearly everyone is a freelancer. This could be a freelance writer, videographer, cement worker, the list goes on and on. COVID-19 has changed how a lot of working people make ends meet. Millions of people are unemployed and in an effort to utilize their skills on a somewhat part-time basis, they’ve taken to freelancing.

If you’ve taken on being a freelance writer, you’ve found that jobs pay next to nothing for hours of work. Some writers have made a living off of freelancing jobs but they are few and far between. Everyone talks about how easy it…


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We are four years into Donald Trump’s presidency and it appears we won’t be blessed with another four. With the election still undecided, Americans are watching anxiously to see what’s happening, which states are still tabulating results, and who the president will sue next.

For the past four years, we’ve been fed lies, told that the inaccuracies are just alternative facts, instructed to not believe any mainstream media, and that we should reference Twitter to get our facts. Facts only the president knows.

No other time in American history have we seen such propaganda sweep across the nation, and unfortunately…


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America was founded on five basic principles. Freedom of liberty, speech, religion, due process of law, and assembly. Nearly 300 years after these principles were set in place, why is it that we’re struggling to keep these principles alive?

We’re always told that America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. So why is it that we’ve been cooped up in our homes for the past several months and people are afraid to speak out? One of the main reasons is because we have a two-party system.

Citizenship is the common thread that connects all…

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