by Monica Islam Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Logical reasoning is an indispensable “soft skill” that today’s graduates need to demonstrate at work. It is an attribute that is tested during college admissions; Graduate Record Examinations (GRE); and undergraduate essays. Outside academia, a well-formed argument enables us to persuade others and win their admiration. …

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by Victor Okechukwu Chimezie Bias simply means a strong inclination of the mind or a preconceived opinion about something or someone. A bias may be favorable or unfavorable: bias in favor of or against an idea. It is a disproportionate weight in favor of or against an idea or thing, usually in a way that …

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by Faseeh Abbas The turmoil in the Middle East, a daily fixture in global news, can be traced back to historical decisions made by Western powers, particularly the British, in the aftermath of World War I. At the heart of this complex narrative lies the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1915, where the Triple Entente divided the …

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by Victor Okechukwu Chimezie Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. Various social media platforms include Facebook, X(twitter), LinkedIn, WhatsApp, telegram, Instagram, Tiktok, Snapchat etc. Social media has recently become a very powerful tool to sell a …

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by Wyzdom McCalla-Rodol The two bitter political rivals have hurled attacks at each other since the days of the Harper government but, the ideals they both represent don’t conflict as much as we might think. In approval ratings, they both receive a failing grade. However, in both policy and message, where one is weak, the …

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by Lillian Efobi The guns continue to roar in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) despite several ceasefires. Is the DRC destined to forever hear the echoes of conflict, or is peace a mirage for the Congolese? Some of the major root causes of the conflict include, but are not limited to: resource exploitation, …

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by Monica Islam As the month of Ramadan begins, there is a renewed vigor in the Muslim community worldwide to achieve peace and unity, to spread happiness and love, and to be mindful of a Superior Being. It is also a time for introspection. Although reformation of the Muslim world is not on the top …

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Katerina Panagi In our rapidly changing global landscape, the advocacy for inclusion has transformed from a mere concept to a critical necessity for building a just and progressive society. The essence of inclusion extends beyond acknowledging differences; it demands actively promoting and embracing diversity, ensuring that every individual, regardless of background, abilities, or characteristics, is …

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by Lillian Efobi Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. In December 2018, January 24th was announced by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day of Education. The adoption was meant to be a declaration of the role that education plays in peace and development.  Subsequently, this day has …

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