Alyssa Di Sabatino

Alyssa Di Sabatino

Articles by Alyssa Di Sabatino

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Commercialism during the holidays isn’t necessarily bad

For a lot of people who celebrate, Christmas preparations dominate a large portion of the year. Before Halloween is even over, candy canes and advent calendars are being sold in stores, and by the time November rolls around, “Winter Wonderland” has been played a hundred times over in every mall. People spend countless hours picking out gifts for their family, […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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Trump’s proposal to end birthright citizenship is unconstitutional

America’s fourteenth constitutional amendment reads: “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, are citizens of the United States.” This means that birthright citizenship is granted to any person born in the United States, regardless of their parentage. It extends to children of both documented and undocumented immigrants who now reside in the United States. The idea of birthright […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Civility is the best approach to social media

Editorial: Civility is the best approach to social media

There are countless vehicles for online expression in our age. Be it Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit etc., there is no shortage of spaces where people can express themselves in any way they see fit. It seems that when people are not physically present with others, they feel as though they have a right to be as uncivilized as possible. But […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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Brazil’s new president is making changes for the worse

Starting in the new year, Brazil’s new president-elect Jair Bolsonaro will take office. Elected in late October, Bolsonaro is a member of the Social Liberal Party, a right-wing conservative party in Brazil. This is the first time since 1985 that Brazil has elected a far-right candidate. Bolsonaro is a former military officer, and has served on Brazil’s chamber of deputies. […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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Everyone deserves the right to vote: even ex-felons

By the time this article is published, Florida voters will have been confronted with 12 constitutional amendment proposals during their general election on Nov. 6.  These amendments range everywhere from banning the use of e-cigarettes in enclosed spaces, to banning offshore gas and oil drilling, to increasing taxes.  The fourth amendment aims to restore voting rights to former felons who […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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Social media as a graveyard for altruism

On Feb. 16, 2018, Drake dropped his music video for his single God’s Plan, which depicts him donating his $996 631.90 video budget to Miami residents.  Throughout the video he paid for strangers’ groceries, gave a teenager a new car, personally handed stacks of money to families on the street, took people on shopping sprees, gifted children with piles of […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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The controversy over Kehlani’s pregnancy

On Oct. 12, 2018, R&B singer Kehlani announced her pregnancy on social media with her guitarist and partner, Javie Young-White. Earlier this year, Kehlani publicly came out as queer, saying she was attracted to women, and men—specifically queer men, non binary, intersex and transgender people. Kehlani also announced that her partner Javie was bisexual. She noted their similar sexual orientations […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·