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Real Life

Activist Erica Garner Passes Away at 27

After suffering from brain damage following a heart attack, Erica Garner, a mother of two, has tragically passed away in a Brooklyn, NY hospital. She was surrounded by her loved ones during her last moments. Garner had been fighting for her life while in a coma when she had an asthma attack on Christmas Eve that lead to her having a heart attack. Reverend Al Sharpton states, “She has passed; her heart was broken when

Environment

Utah’s National Parks May Be Destroyed by None Other Than Trump

President Donald Trump is planning to drastically scale two national monuments in Utah. According to the Washington Post, Bears Ears national park, which is currently 1.35 million acres, could be shrunk by 85 percent, and the 1.9 million acres of Grand Staircase-Escalante national park will also be reduced by 85 percent. Trump will be announcing the proposal when he visits Salt Lake City today (Monday, December 4, 2017). This announcement arrives after Trump requested that

International

Bomb and Gun Attack on Mosque in Egypt Leads To Over 230 Killed

More than 230 people were killed when militants attacked a mosque in Egyptian’s North Sinai.  At least 130 people were injured, news agencies report. The local Islamic State affiliate — Sinai Province — appeared to be responsible, the Associated Press reported. Police said extremists in four off-road vehicles bombed the mosque and fired on worshippers during a sermon at the al-Rawdah mosque in the town of Bir al-Abd, located 25 miles from the regional capital of el-Arish. The militants stopped people from escaping by blowing up cars and leaving

Op-ed

I Am Tired of Hearing “I Don’t See Color”

It seems that whenever someone profoundly says they “don’t see race”, it is supposed to resonate as an enlightened and noble thing. That it is supposed to act as a mere reflection of their mentality when it comes to people who come from different backgrounds. In a sense it is, right? Race is not a biological hysteria. It doesn’t determine the content of one’s character or how they treat others. With this being blatantly obvious,

Mental Health

Combating Mental Health Stereotypes in Schools Is Still Possible

I could never remember a specific time when I really began learning about mental illnesses and disabilities. However, I can firmly say that it was never in one of my high school health classes. Unlike pregnancy, a healthy diet and drug effects, mental illness was never something meant to be a topic of discussion. Of course, addiction and eating disorders were mentioned, but they were never really talked about. Never were there any real portrayals

Politics

What to Learn From the History of Protest in Sports

John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fists during the awards ceremony at the 1968 Olympic Games as homage to the Black Power movement. They stood with the presence of solidarity and empowerment by their sides. Global society was in uproar. Perhaps, were it not for the advocacy by Billie Jean King for Title IX, gender equality among the athletic community would not even come close to being a topic of discussion. The instance stands

Medicine

Do We Need To Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide?

An Oregon woman who was a cancer patient became the very first reported death that embodied the newly enacted physician-assisted suicide law in 1998. In November of 1997, Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act passed. Since then, it has been one of the few laws in the United States that have enabled legalization of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. The sole purpose of this law is to give rights to those afflicted with terminal diseases, such as

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