Gitmo, should we stay or should we go?

On Feb. 23, 2016, President Barack Obama submitted his plan to Congress to finally close Guantanamo Bay prison, which was established in 2002 and holds persons suspected or convicted of terrorism, and is part of the U.S. naval base in Cuba. In 2009, shortly after taking office, President Obama issued an executive order to close […]

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Zika Prompts Reproductive Considerations

The birth of an infant with microcephaly is a major consequence of the recent Zika virus pandemic in Latin America. The reproductive issues surrounding the prevention of Zika-related microcephaly are complicated because abortions aren’t legal in many Latin American countries, and contraception isn’t widely available, but the Pope has condoned the use of the latter. […]

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The Zika Virus and its Global Impact

In May 2015, Zika, an RNA virus, emerged in Latin America and recently, it has gained international notoriety for its possible association with microcephaly, a rare disease that affects the brain development of a fetus. Those at risk for this serious malformation, due to the Zika virus, are primarily children of pregnant women living in […]

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The Need for Concussion Education

Football has often been described as a violent game, but with an increase in cases of CTE, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated brain trauma, there is an even greater need to educate fans, players, and coaches of the risks of this contact sport. Problems caused by repetitive hits to the head should not […]

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Why Oregon’s Militia Standoff has Taken over Social Media

As the ever growing-in-popularity hashtags “#OregonUnderAttack” and “#YallQaeda,” along with  discussions of domestic terrorism, appear across social media and television, one of the most talked about disputes of the new year has given spotlight to a small county in southeast Oregon. Tensions between the federal government and an armed group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife […]

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