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SeaWorld’s cancellation of orca breeding program makes history

It's not such a fun show to watch once you realize the pain of the creatures performing.
April 22, 2016
"Empty the tanks!" "They're dying to entertain you!" "SeaWorld is SlaveWorld!" The cries of animal rights activists have been strong for many decades, and now they have finally been heard. On March 17, SeaWorld announced the cancellation of their orca breeding program, making this generation of orcas the last to ever live in captivity at the parks, and for good reason too.

Uber’s economic ploy is halted by new license rule

San Francisco will crack down on online taxi companies like Uber and Lyft, who must get their workers licensed in order to work.
April 20, 2016

The San Francisco City Treasurer José Cisneros announced on April 15 that he had sent letters to over 37,000 taxi drivers who were listed as contractors, demanding that they get a business license or...

Feminism squandered by pop music’s self-degradation

Feminism squandered by pop music's self-degradation
April 15, 2016

Oiled and tanned, men’s muscles ripple in the sunlight. Women’s hair blows sensuously in an artificial wind, reminiscent of a Pantene commercial. Their makeup is flawless, because apparently guys are...

Popularity beats out productivity in the animal world

Despite there being other endangered species that need help, pandas seem to hog most of the attention.
April 1, 2016

Panda bears are defined by their distinct black and white fur, which puts them at the center of attention in the endangered species world. Due to their popularity, they receive the most funding that could...

North Korea is pinned down by UN

With the addition of new UN sanctions, North Korea will have to be content with the missiles it already has.
March 23, 2016

After the firings of missiles in the ocean surrounding the Korean North Eastern territories by North Korea, the United Nations finally acknowledged the threat by placing strict sanctions for the country...

Fiction impacts people’s reality

People often insert themselves into fiction, which allows them to strongly identity with fictional characters.
March 18, 2016

You stand in front of your enemy, adrenaline powering your every move, ready for the final confrontation, or so you think. You let your eyes drift from the screen back to reality where your homework lies...

Viceland: A revolutionary reporting channel on the rise

In the favelas of São Paulo, people regard groups of criminals as protectors from the police. Viceland actually interviewed these criminals, providing a unique perspective on the situation.
March 11, 2016

The same news over and over again. Politicians doing this, politicians doing that. The economy doing this, the economy doing that. The same materials are being regurgitated and sold to the people...

The Democratic party may be our last hope

Hillary Clinton has the most votes out of both Democratic and Republican candidates  running for president.
March 8, 2016

With GOP supporters ominously spelling out the name of their chosen candidate via the Republican primaries, voters may move to the side of the Democrats for the final election. The year has just begun,...

Virtual exercise does not equal real exercise

Many people use exercise games, such as Wii Sports, as a means of physical activity.
March 7, 2016

The tennis player's grip firm and resolute, serves the ball to begin the match. However, there is no real court, opponent, or even player. It is simply an average person playing on the Wii, serving a virtual...

Make America great again by silencing Trump

Say goodbye to the blonde ferret that resides on Donald Trump's head, because this is the last time he will be featured on Scot Scoop.
March 2, 2016

Any publicity is good publicity, and Donald Trump is by far the most publicized candidate in the 2016 presidential election. Almost every news site in the nation is constantly covering Trump's every...

Jeb Bush’s departure was the best decision of his campaign

Jeb Bush may have had a few good points during the GOP debates, but these points did not extend to his polls.
February 24, 2016

Limping on the final legs of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush proved with his recent drop from the election that it takes a lot more than a family name and money to win a presidency. Despite having...

Paper is the better reading medium

With constantly evolving technological advances, digital reading is becoming more appealing to many people.
February 22, 2016

A small weight rests on your lap. You hear the crisp sound of the page turning, and your eyes skim the curved words. Reading a book is commonly associated with this image. But now when it comes to...

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