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Sam Boyce

Sam Boyce
Politics

For Profit Colleges: What You Need to Know

The term “for profit college,” is frequently used in conversations revolving around the topic of higher education in the United States, especially with all the chaos surrounding Betsy Devos’ leadership in the Department of Education. At first glance, the general idea of a for profit college is simple, the name being concise and straight forward in alluding to what the institution’s main goal is, making a profit. However, as simple as this seems, for profit

Politics

You’re Probably Following @POTUS And Not Even Know It

Today after the inauguration, Donald Trump was given the Twitter handle, @POTUS, as he is now officially the President of the United States. The former account with the handle, run by Obama’s administration, adopted the handle @POTUS44, keeping all the tweets separate. This account began with 0 followers and 0 tweets, being a completely new Twitter account. I, like many others, unfollowed both the @POTUS and @FLOTUS Twitter accounts this morning before the inauguration, preparing

Politics, Real Life

The City of Las Vegas Now Runs on Renewable Energy

Last week, Las Vegas became the largest city in the United States to get its energy from 100% renewable resources. This achievement has been a long time coming  since the goal was announced in 2008, but Las Vegas is now the largest city in the United States run by renewable energy. The goal was reached with the opening of Boulder Solar 1, a large solar energy plant run by NV Energy near Las Vegas. The mayor

Mental Health

Going Off My Medication Was The Worst Experience Ever

Trigger Warning: Mentions of suicide/suicidal thoughts Six years ago, I was diagnosed with clinical depression and an anxiety disorder. I have been taking medication for my mental illnesses since then. Recently, I decided I would like to experiment with stopping my medications. I’m nearing the point where I will be living on my own as an adult, and I would like to have a firm grasp on my mental health without other substances helping me

Feminism

#ImASurvivor – Lady Gaga Starts Hashtag Supporting Victims of Sexual Abuse

Last night on Twitter, Lady Gaga started up a hashtag, #ImASurvivor, in order to reach out to victims of sexual assault. The hashtag really grew from there, as hundreds of sexual assault survivors and allies tweeted out their stories and sentiments. This came at a perfect time too, since Donald Trump’s statements condoning sexual assault, and so many people standing behind him despite the horrible things he said has caused PTSD for a lot of

Politics, Uncategorized

Free Bresha Meadows: 15 Year Old on Trial for Killing Abusive Father

Trigger Warning; physical abuse/violence Bresha Meadows, a 15 year old girl from Ohio, is currently in a juvenile detention center for shooting her abusive father in the head on July 28th while he was sleeping. She has been charged with aggravated murder, but denied the charges against her. According to Meadows herself and numerous family members, her father had been incredibly abusive all her life, and using drugs and drinking excessively, which only worsened the

Politics

Chance The Rapper Urges You to Go to His Concert, and then to the Polls

The NAACP just announced that they will be working with Chance The Rapper to launch the #staywokecampaign to promote voter registration this fall. Chance will give his concert go-ers the opportunity to register to vote at stops all across the country on his Magnificent Coloring World Tour, with a voting registration booth and an information desk set up and run by volunteers. This is a brilliant idea to inspire young people to use their voting

Race, Real Life

Stop the Hype: White Girls aren’t “Evolving”

If you’ve been on Twitter at all recently, you’ve been seeing the plethora of videos of teenage girls dancing to popular rap songs, seemingly always in a volleyball uniform. Now, under normal circumstances, there would be nothing particularly annoying about these tweets. I’m not one to object to people doing what they feel like doing. Dancing is fun, if you want to dance, do it! Not gonna hear any complaints from me. However, many people

International, Real Life

Another Day, Another School Shooting

Word has been released that there was a school shooting at Alpine High School in western Texas today. Two people were wounded, and the shooter shot herself in the bathroom amidst all the chaos. We don’t know much more about this incident as of yet, as not many details have been released, but what we do know is there has been another school shooting. Two more people have been injured, one is dead, and countless

Politics, Race

Slaves Built The White House, Not Interns: The Reality of Slave Labor in America

Michelle Obama gave a wonderful and hard hitting speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention on Monday, July 25th, in Philadelphia. While the majority of her speech was her advocation of Hillary Clinton for president, one line of her speech hit hard with many viewers, Republican and Democrat. “I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves. And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women playing with their dogs on

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