Educate before it escalates: The fight for Sex Ed in Louisiana

Louisiana is home to the extravagant Mardi Gras celebrations. Gold and purple beads hang around individuals necks. Detailed masks decorated with sparkles and feathers conceal the identity of tourists from around the world. This is what some people picture when Louisiana is mentioned. According to Buzzfeed, “Louisiana’s middle and high schoolers have some of the […]

Has the stigma toward eating disorder been lifted?

There has always been a stigma associated with mental health. Not only are apathetic attitudes held by many in society but many (when tested ) were shown to be more likely to donate to a physically handicapped individual than a mental handicapped one. Maybe the story of Rachael Farrokh is a sign that the stigma […]

Dogs Flu Across the County: More Than Just Under the Weather

Dogs are our best friends, they are always there for you and always want to cuddle. Anyone can tell you just how amazing a dog is and how much it takes to care for one of the furry friends. Every pet owner knows about the heart worm prevention, flea prevention, parasite prevention, annual (or every […]

Same-Sex marriage legalized in Alabama! So, why are some judges denying couples their marriage license?

Being someone who supports all human, equal rights, it pains me to see that persons who love each other are finally allowed to get married in a state that has been against same-sex marriage for so long and somehow, still can’t. Same-sex marriage was, at last, legalized in Alabama by a federal judge’s rulings, making […]

An Ode to Social Awkwardness and Café Mistos

Saturday afternoon. I walk into my local Starbucks. After 10 minutes of scrolling through all of my imaginary texts while glancing at the hot guy to my right, I remember thinking he looks distinctly like a professor I may have had in another, not so awkward life. I decide to order. “Can I have a […]

The Aftermath of the Rolling Stone’s Article on UVA’s Rape Culture

Earlier today, Rolling Stone issued an apology for reporting inaccuracies in an article published two weeks ago titled “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA.” The article, written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, recounted the experience of a girl named Jackie who claimed to be raped at UVA her freshman […]

Biggest Californian Earthquake since ’89

Around 3:20 AM August 24th, six miles north Napa, a large earthquake rudely woke many residents of Napa, California awake in the most powerful earthquake to hit the state since 1989, measuring at a magnitude of 6.1.  The quake caused much structural damage, fires, and injured 90 people, 3 of which are in critical condition.  Luckily, in the […]

Switch up the Ice Bucket Challenge with the Rice Bucket Challenge!

So, you’ve done the Ice Bucket Challenge and are ready to donate in other ways! Fortunately for you, there is yet another Facebook challenge for you to participate in and have everyone on your time line do and post about for days on end! It’s the #RiceBucketChallenge and it’s putting rice straight into the bowls […]

Rick Sacra: The Third American To Be Infected With The Ebola Virus

On August 29th, last Friday, Omaha, Nebraska welcomed Dr. Rick Sacra, a missionary in West Africa. However, Sacra didn’t come home alone. With him, he brought the deadly strain known as the Ebola Virus.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become a sensation in social media. But what is it?

Cellphone Unlocking Soon to be Legal

This past Friday, Congress passed a bill called, “Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act,” that makes it legal to unlock cell phones for personal use.  “Unlocking” usually entails entering codes or using external software so that phones are not limited to certain carriers.  An unlocked phone can use other carriers, if the phone is physically capable […]

Chicago’s Reaction to Gaza’s Plight

Over ten thousand individuals flooded the streets of Chicago this Sunday to protest the siege on Gaza and occupation of Palestinian land, and to urge US policy-makers to stop sending aid to Israeli troops. This was the fourth mass protest in the city this summer. Each protest has garnered more and more attendees. Buses left […]

Praise the Weed

On January 16, 1920, alcohol consumption officially became prohibited in the United States following the 18th amendment. As healthy as it sounded, it aroused several conflicts. People constantly tried to find loopholes in the law and obscenely drank alcohol. The demand caused the formation of a new breed of gangsters, who smuggled alcohol from other […]

Mom finds Marijuana in Sonic Drive-Thru Order

In Frederick, Maryland, 35-yr old mother of two found herself flabbergasted after discovering a little something extra in her Sonic Drive-Thru order. Last Wednesday, Carla McFarland, treated her kids to Sonic on Guilford Drive after a long morning of packing and a trip from the library. After passing her six-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son their chicken […]

Home of the Free and Land of Workplace Discrimination

Americans take pride in our country’s ideals of justice and equality, and in that fact that each citizen is made to be equal under the law. Here’s the truth though: Every citizen is not equal under the law, and justice/equality are terribly lacking in many areas, specifically in regards to LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, […]

Legalizing Prostitution: Are We Battling Objectification or Normalizing It?

It was a quote from Oscar Wilde that finally clicked with me once I heard my Abnormal Psychology professor say it during a lecture on sexual deviation: “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” And while this was something I had known all along, at that moment while he […]

Will Suspended Animation Become a Real Thing?

A theme common in science fiction media, suspended animation, or the indefinite suspension of human life is something that seems impossibly dangerous, fit only for books and the big screen, but this month, at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, the first human testing of suspended animation will take place on ten patients.  While the purpose of this will […]

Northeast Ohio campaign tries to #saveclekids

A Cleveland woman saw a child in need in downtown on her way to work. She quickly discovered that the child wasn’t real. “I felt kind of silly for thinking it was real,” Lashawn Chillous, mother of a 9-year-old boy, said in a Facebook message, “but kind of sad that no one else seemed to […]

O’Hare Airport Noise causing problems for Chicago

Aldermen Mary O’Connor and Margaret Laurino, two members of the Chicago City Council have before demanded for the Council to do something about the noise generated from O’Hare airport.  However, since January until recently, their efforts have largely been ignored.  Last week the two finally received council approval to place an advisory referendum proposal on the upcoming November […]

Clinical Trials of MDMA Help to Cure Veteran of PTSD

After suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following a 15 month deployment to Iraq, retired Army Sergeant Tony Macie has finally found peace and solace following his partaking in a court authorized clinical study that administered MDMA to its patients. Macie recently completed a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) thread in which he answered questions […]