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Madeline Bruce

Madeline Bruce
Politics

Everything Wrong with Donald Trump’s March for Life Speech

On January 19, President Trump spoke at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. via satellite. It was the first time a sitting president ever addressed the march since it was established. Trump praised marchers for helping women and giving them “life itself.” He said he was “honored” and “proud” to be addressing those at the march. He told the marchers that “because of you, tens of thousands of Americans have been born

Real Life

Male Birth Control To Be Tested in 2018

A new type of male birth control is set to be tested in 2018. More than 400 couples in six countries will participate in a clinical trial that will test a gel contraceptive. The men will rub the gel that contains synthetic hormones in their armpits and on their shoulders once a day. Researchers will track the gel’s effectiveness as the hormones build up in the men’s bodies. Last year, a similar clinical trial was

Feminism

Pennsylvania Governor Vetoes Abortion Bill

On Monday, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a bill passed by Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled legislature that would have restricted the performance of abortions to 20 weeks after a pregnant woman’s last menstrual period. At a press conference before vetoing the bill, Gov. Wolf called the bill a “vile assault on women’s abilities to make their own decisions about their own healthcare.” Wolf signed the veto paperwork in a public ceremony in Philadelphia City Hall and said

Politics

Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality

On December 14, the FCC will vote on chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to destroy Net Neutrality. If they vote to pass the proposal, the internet as we know it will cease to exist. Pai’s proposal will allow companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to choose the content their customers see. If you’re a Verizon customer who prefers to use Google as your search engine, you won’t be able to use it anymore because Verizon prefers

Politics

GOP Tax Bill Passes in the Senate

In the early hours of Saturday morning, the Senate passed its tax reform bill with a narrow 51-49 vote. The vote was mainly along party lines, with Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee being the only Republican Senator to vote against the bill. In the final moments before the vote, democratic negotiators were continually making changes to the bill in an attempt to create a bill that was less favorable to the top 1% of the

Feminism

The Problem with the Holidays and Gender Roles

Ever since we were young, my mother has worked to instill ideals of gender equality in me and my brothers. She has constantly told me that it is not my job to take care of and clean up after my brothers, and she has made my brothers do those things for themselves. Both of my parents hold full-time jobs, share household chores and take care of us children equally. My entire life, I have been

International

Deadly Earthquake Strikes Iraq-Iran Border

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck 19 miles south of  the Iraqi city of Halabja on Sunday. It hit the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing and injuring people on both sides. The head of Iran’s medical services, Pirhossein Koulivand reported that over 300 people were killed and about 4,000 injured in Iran. No reports were immediately available from the Iraqi government, but Iranian state TV reported that at least seven people were killed

Politics

Why You Should Vote in Your Local Elections

It’s the beginning of November, which means it’s election season. Although this year there is no general election, it is still important to vote in your local municipal elections if you are eligible, especially considering our current political state. Voting for local officials is often overlooked and the voter turnout for such elections is significantly lower than that of presidential elections. Presidential elections are so heavily focused on in the media that local and municipal

Feminism

5 Supportive Resources for Victims of Sexual Assault

Lately, there has been a lot of attention surrounding the topic of sexual assault because of both the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and the trending “me too” hashtag on social media. While all of this attention is great, because sexual assault survivors are getting the awareness they deserve, it can be difficult for some survivors to see all of the media coverage. The media attention and outpouring stories from people who have experienced sexual assault

Environment

Forest Fires Blaze Through Northern California

On Sunday, several fires ignited throughout the northern region of California. Since then, 140,000 acres of land in have been burned by fires that resulted from dry conditions and heavy wind gusts. Beginning on Sunday night, the fires swept through neighborhoods of people who were sleeping. Residents were forced to run out of their homes in the middle of the night, in many cases not being able to get into their cars, in order to

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