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Gitmo, should we stay or should we go?

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 […]

Zika Prompts Reproductive Considerations

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. […]

New Shelters for Male Victims of Domestic Abuse Create Unprecedented Opportunities

New Shelters for Male Victims of Domestic Abuse Create Unprecedented Opportunities

Chris and Anna Smith completed their search in 2014 for the perfect piece of property. They chose a large field in eastern North Carolina, and instead of building a home and starting a family, they are starting something much bigger: The first all-male sex trafficking victim’s shelter. They plan to build the shelter in rural […]

The Shortcomings of the Self-Balancing “Hoverboard”

The Shortcomings of the Self-Balancing “Hoverboard”

In the midst of a total recall, the self-balancing two-wheeled toy simply known as the “hoverboard” has grown as one of the hottest commodities of the last several months. In recent weeks, hoverboards have brought controversy from consumers and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), due to several reports across the country of hoverboards […]

“Live from New York, It’s Political Influence”

“Live from New York, It’s Political Influence”

Could it be possible that the beloved late night sketch comedy show, “Saturday Night Live,” is swaying your vote? Academics and lobbyists would argue that it does, so it’s important to consider whether such an impact is just a funny coincidence or a purposeful intent to change your ideas. William Horner, a professor of political […]

The Zika Virus and its Global Impact

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 […]

The Need for Concussion Education

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 […]

The Sexualization of Female News Anchors

The Sexualization of Female News Anchors

Since women became more relevant in news media, the role of the female news anchor has changed from informant to prop, as news companies cash in on the sexuality and appearance of their anchors. A trailblazer for women in the news, Katie Couric has been recognized as the first major example of this trend in […]

Why Oregon’s Militia Standoff has Taken over Social Media

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 […]

CatlinSpeak Talks with Gracen About his Trip to the Bahamas

CatlinSpeak Talks with Gracen About his Trip to the Bahamas