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Colleen Sherry

International

Taiwan’s Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Serves as a Milestone for Asia

Despite the relentless sheets of rain pouring down, protesters in Taiwan still gathered outside the Legislate Yuan in Taipei to commemorate parliament’s vote on the legalization of same-sex marriage. It marked a historic moment in history as the first Asian country to ratify it. Same-sex couples will be able to get married starting on May 24th. In the future, however, Taiwanese LGBTQ+ members still face an uncertain path in terms of their country’s divided stance

Politics

The Politics Behind Pajamas: Dress Code Wars in Houston Schools

You’re late. You overslept because working at a hospital means you have to work sixteen hours at a time, and you got home at 4 a.m. last night. You were exhausted. But you’re still supposed to get your daughter to school on time by 8 a.m., so you skip getting dressed and drive her to school in your pajamas. You park and attempt to usher your daughter inside, only to be stopped by administration before

Politics

Hello, Mr President: John Delaney

Personal Background: Born on April 16, 1963, John Delaney was raised in eastern New Jersey to a working-class family. His father was an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and worked tenaciously to support Delaney and his sister throughout their childhood. This situation translated directly into Delaney’s contemporary campaign, which emphasizes the need for employment opportunities amongst the middle and lower classes. Despite his family’s financial constraints, Delaney was accepted and ultimately able

Politics

Political Polarization In The Time Of Outrage Tactics

As the threshold for the 2020 elections approaches, the growing political divide between the Republican and Democratic parties casts a shadow over the next generation of American voters and calls into question the influence outrage tactics have on the population. Political polarization was initially fundamental to the United States’ growth as a nation. The divided ideologies acted as a catalyst, allowing juxtaposing beliefs regarding the United States to shape how citizens wanted the nation governed.

Mental Health

OCD Is Still Stigmatized For A Reason

“My O.C.D. is so bad, I’ll straighten the picture frames on the wall.” “My O.C.D. is so bad, sometimes I don’t want to be around my parents because I’m afraid I’ll try to murder them.” We, as the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (O.C.D.) community, are familiar with the misinterpretation surrounding the condition. To many, it simply represents the need to have things organized and tied up in pretty ribbons. The predominance of people associate the illness with

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