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Venezuela turmoil spurs social media protests
Campus Life, News

Venezuela turmoil spurs social media protests

Silhouettes of dead bodies taped to the floor surround the names of the victims of repression. Behind them, students with the yellow, blue and red Venezuelan flag ask other students to support the cause and sign a petition. On a plastic table, a television shows a video of people getting shot at and beaten by…

Increased acvitism needed to stop violence in Venezuela
Opinion

Increased acvitism needed to stop violence in Venezuela

Bassil Da Costa died on Feb. 12 in Caracas, Venezuela. He was a 24-year-old student at a demonstration against Venezuela’s government. On Venezuela’s Day of the Youth, students decided to march peacefully on the streets in protest of the government’s repressive measures. The demonstration quickly turned violent. The Bolivarian Intelligence Service was deployed and shot…

Coca-Cola commercial advertises diverse beauty of America
Opinion

Coca-Cola commercial advertises diverse beauty of America

On Super Bowl Sunday, Coca-Cola aired a commercial in which people of various ethnicities sing “America the Beautiful” in different languages. Well filmed and edited, as any Super Bowl commercial should be, it also sent the right social message: America is beautiful and great, and that beauty was built by people from all backgrounds, ethnicities…

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