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OPINION: Should students be required to pass a citizenship test?

Last week, the New Hampshire State Senate passed HB320, a bill that if signed by Gov. Chris Sununu would add a civics competency as a graduation requirement for all New Hampshire public high schools. This bill flew mostly under the radar, passing the House 208-141 with some bipartisan support: 14 Democrats joined Republicans in favor with six Republicans voting against, before passing the Senate on complete party lines 14-10.

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SCOPE Hosts Pete Davidson for virtual Q&A

Saturday Night Live (SNL) star, Pete Davidson, was welcomed to a Q&A hosted by the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Student Committee on Popular Entertainment (SCOPE) and moderated by SNL’s Alex Moffat this past Tuesday.

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The MLB’s responsibility to stand up for minority voters

Georgia, the state set to host the 2021 Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game has come under national scrutiny for a law placing restrictions on voting, which will disproportionately impact Black Americans and other minorities, according to the Los Angeles Times. Players, coaches, and the MLB have an opportunity to stand up for what’s right.

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Challenges of a break-free semester of virtual learning

It’s no secret that attending college during a pandemic is difficult. Hours of Zoom classes and meetings, and online homework, projects, and exams have changed student life on campus all over the nation – and have also affected student mental health. While spring breaks have been cancelled at colleges all throughout the country in order to keep communities safe, including University of New Hampshire (UNH), a college semester without a break has seemed to increase the stress levels on campuses.

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Opinion: Celebrating Influential Women in N.H. Political History

New Hampshire is known for its unique political scene. Our first-in-the-nation primary means that every four years in February, voters living across the country learn the names of our counties and polling precincts. However, people don’t always recognize many of the women throughout New Hampshire political history who have broken records, made waves and blazed new trails.

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Opinion: HB544 would impact effective discourse

As students who have benefitted from professors who have taught topics that others find difficult to address, we know that progress is not made through silence. It is made through rigorous debate and practical experience.