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For the past three years I have held a myriad of roles at the Daily Beacon: copy editor, sports writer, Managing Editor. Yet surprisingly, no phase of my time has been as impactful as the past month being out of the newsroom. Going into the quarantine and facing the reality of my senior year…

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Sports play a major role in millions of people’s lives all over America and the world, something that’s shown even greater during the coronavirus. Massive stadiums and arenas across the world have the capability for a massive carbon footprint.

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E-waste, the shortened term for electronic waste, is a relatively new environmental worry that poses a threat, with long-standing, harmful health and environmental effects. While it is important to keep in mind, the overall goal is to reduce electronics consumption in order to reduce e-waste…

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I’m a senior now, which means I’m kind of old. Old enough to remember the strip before it was renovated, old enough to remember the brief (and miserable) coaching tenure of Donnie Tyndall and old enough to remember a world without two-factor authentication.

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Many have long since accepted the established effects of climate change — global warming, the melting of the polar ice caps and rising sea levels, to name a few. However, scientists also hypothesize that climate change may have new effects that they are not yet able to predict and now, under…

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Going into the 2020 presidential election, one of the hottest issues is climate change. With each passing year, Earth’s situation seems to worsen. Now more than ever, people are calling on their governments and their leaders to make changes to save the planet. 

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“Reduce, reuse, recycle” is a saying many American children grew up with, repeated verbatim to encourage more environmentally friendly mindsets. But what if that adage is wrong? What if recycling isn’t as beneficial as we once supposed?

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The Fort Sanders neighborhood, located adjacent to UT, is the home of many UT students due to its walkability and close proximity to campus. However, with an area highly populated by college students and therefore partying, the neighborhood is also subject to great deals of pollution.

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All throughout the coronavirus pandemic, people have been searching for good news. Websites, YouTube channels and TV shows have been created specifically to provide people with good news and some form of solace amidst the pandemonium and sadness that bears down on people confined to their ho…

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The phrase, “reduce, reuse and recycle” has been advertised in the past for plastics and cans, but it further extends to high-end runway fashion, as well as the clothes college students wear in their daily lives.

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Carbon emissions are hurting the planet we live on. That’s the long and short of it. To lessen the effects of climate change, humanity needs to drastically reduce its output of carbon. 

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Climate change is one of the biggest issues of our generation. Though it is affecting all of us, it is something that might be missable in everyday life to your average, non-scientist person. This is why climate change activists are so important. These people stand up for Mother Earth, makin…

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Climate change is no secret, and it’s also no joke. As Earth grows more polluted and global warming grows more serious, it becomes increasingly important that each person takes the time to change their lifestyle and reduce their personal carbon footprint in order to slow climate change.

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Every time you look at the news, people seem to be talking about the coronavirus. Whether it be prevention tips, action plans of what to do when/if it spreads to your city or analyses of how various governments are handling it, every time I open the news, there’s another story.

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