Politics

Catalonia’s Struggle on the World Stage

Catalonia, the autonomous Spanish region, seventh most populous urban area in the European Union, and home of surrealist eccentric Salvador Dalí, is at odds with its ruling state. Or at least part of it is. What’s the Deal with Catalonia? The movement for independence has been ingrained in the Catalan …

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Politics

A Quick Breakdown of California’s Propositions

Election Day is almost here.  After more than twelve months and over twenty candidates (for president alone), the moment of truth is nearly upon us.  Soon, we will head to the polls and determine our elitist overlord Commander in Chief for the next four years.  But the presidential election is far from the only matter …

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Science/Tech

Turning a New Leaf with Phenocarts

The process of examining and inspecting physical characteristics is known as phenotyping.  Everything that’s alive has phenotypes; they make up your appearance.  They’re the color of your eyes, the shade of your skin, and for plants, the height of their stem.  But for farmers and breeders which consist of over one …

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Politics

U.S. Isn’t Ready For a Libertarian President… Yet

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of Daily Nova. The primaries are over. The presumptive nominees have taken their place under the spotlight, and they know it. Despite a boost in Populist power following the shocking Brexit vote, the Donald is revamping his campaign towards a more general election- …

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Social

History of the Necktie

Though it has bore witness to a significant drop in popularity in recent years, the necktie still remains a pivotal organ of our culture and wardrobe.  Neckties have legendary origins dating back to the 1600s, evolving over four centuries to the icon of today, cementing its place in fashion history. …

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Literature

The (Mackle)More the Merrier

Hip hop is everywhere.  The underground movement of the 70s, originally revealing itself to the public eye (and ear) with a hip, hop, hippie, the hippie to the bang-bang boogie of “Rapper’s Delight,” has hit about mainstream as mainstream gets.  From Snoop Dogg to the Weeknd, many of the biggest …

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Birds tweeting, or maybe arguing?
Science/Tech

The Science of Cursing- is it Good for You?

Your eyes stretch wide, ears open and interest peaked.  You just learned a new word.  This new four letter word sits perched on the tip of your tongue, forbidden but all too tempting.  You don’t know what it means, but you still tremble in an antithetical mixture of excitement and …

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