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Karime Salas

Mental Health

Losing a Child to Suicide Can Have Devastating Effects for Parents

The suicide of a loved one hits unexpectedly and there is no way anyone could be ready for it. The signs are nearly impossible to see, it can happen anywhere, anytime, to anyone. In most situations, it is a big shock for family members and close friends. Suicide is something people think will never happen to someone they love. Losing someone to suicide is unimaginable. It is a traumatic experience that can have lasting impacts.

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Tips For Finals From One College Student To Another

The holidays are approaching, which means soon we rest. Unfortunately, this also means the semester is coming to an end and finals are approaching. Here are a few tips I’ve picked up from my college experience: Make a study guide. There are some professors that will actually take the time to put together a study guide, others will just point out certain topics that are expected to be in the exam, and others… If a

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The Silent Treatment Is a Damaging Way to Punish Children

The silent treatment is often thought of as a harmless way of punishing a disobedient child by parents. In several families, parents believe the silent treatment is one of the best ways of punishing their children. But as said by the psychotherapist Richard Zwolinski, “The silent treatment is an abusive method of control, punishment, avoidance, or disempowerment”. Parents believe the silent treatment is a peaceable way of punishment since no verbal or physical abuse is


A Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Ban On Transgender Troops In the Military

The LGBTQ community is celebrating a win. This Monday, October 30th, a federal judge blocked Trump’s transgender military ban. For those who were unaware of this ban, President Trump released a statement on July 26th of this year, announcing that  “the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military”.  The announcement was followed a formal Presidential Memorandum on August 25th, entirely bending the policy

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Your “Gypsy” Aesthetic Is Actually Very Harmful

If you search up g*psy in any social media platform you are likely to find ‘aesthetic shots of girls dressed up in g*psy inspired clothing. The majority of people seem to be unaware of how harmful it is to appropriate the g*psy culture. To start with, the term g*psy shouldn’t be used — it is a  racial slur — thus why it is censored in the body of this article. People need to be educated about

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Earthquake Rattles Mexico on the 32nd Anniversary of Another Devastating Earthquake

On September 19, 1985, a brutal earthquake shook Mexico with a magnitude of 8.0, leaving 10,000 dead and 30,000 injured. The date is forever marked as a tragic day of destruction in the history of Mexico. The earthquake left many dead, many homeless, and many traumatized. Yesterday, on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake, Mexico City was shaken by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Twelve days ago, Thursday, September 7th, an 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico


Did You Forget About the Four Little Girls That Were Killed in a Church Bombing 54 Years Ago?

September is a month strained by tragedy, blood and innocent lives lost. The ninth month is remembered for 9/11, the dreadful day when a terrorist group coordinated attacks to hijack four different planes and crash them in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. There were a total of 2,978 victims killed. 9/11 will forever be remembered in the American history. However, 9/11 is not the only tragedy to occur in the month of September.


Arpaio Wants Conviction Erased From His Record, But Arizona Does Not Forget

President Trump might have pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio but Phoenix does not forget. During his service as the sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio used his power to target Latinos based on racial profiling. He became known for his racism and the harsh conditions in his county jail; in which he made inmates wear pink underwear (with the purpose of humiliating them) and white and black striped jumpsuits. Inmates had to live outdoors in

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If You Are A Minor, You Might Have A Local Imposed Curfew

The other night, my parents had the news on when I heard a segment on teenage curfews. An officer was warning parents that with the summer vacations here, teens had a lot of time in hand and with the excuse of not having school the next morning, went out to parties or hang out with friends late at night. The segment grasped my attention and listened with intrigue. The officer then proceeded to inform of

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Random Acts: The Non-Profit Organization That Spreads Kindness

If you follow @mishacollins on Twitter, you must definitely have heard about Random Acts. The Supernatural actor has mentioned the non-profit organization several times and invited fans to participate. Random Acts is a non-profit organization that aims to make a change around the world by performing acts of kindness. Random Acts encourages people to perform random acts of kindness of their own whenever it’s possible. This non-profit organization is dedicated to funding and inspiring acts

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