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Prison Reform: The War on Drugs

  Over the summer, President Obama became the first sitting United States president to ever visit a federal prison. This is shocking considering there is roughly 2.4 million people incarcerated in the U.S. With such staggering numbers you would think that prison reform would be something everyone should care about. The sad truth is that a lot of people tend to not care about our prison system. Why should we care about the people who


School Shootings: An Epidemic of The 21st Century

October 1, 2015. Umpqua Community College, Oregon. 10 killed, 7 injured. Eight days later, Northern Arizona University. 1 killed, 3 injured. Two school shootings over the course of 1-2 weeks, with a total of 11 lives lost, and 10 lives who will be completely altered, with a horrific memory forever embedded into their minds. School shootings, a topic that was never once thought about, is now sweeping the nation. As a high school student, many


A Recap of Last Night’s Democratic Debate

Last night was the first Democratic debate between the five top possible candidates; Martin O’Malley, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Lincoln Chafee, and Jim Webb. The debate was on CNN and the moderator was Anderson Cooper. The debate covered multiple different topics and all of the candidates had ideas that were not the same. This means that it is very important to look into each candidate and find out which one matches your policies the best!


Inspired To Hate

Written by Mariale Briceño The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.” Different states define hate crimes in diverse ways, but in general, all states use this definition as a general and basic guide: a hate crime is a crime that involves threats, harassment


If You’re Considering Voting Blue, This Is Who’s Who

Written by Maci Hill Senators, business executives, doctors, governors, and even a former First Lady are just some of the candidates who make up this year’s wide, varied presidential playing field, all having different priorities and levels of experience in government. With such a multitude of candidates already vying for the White House so early on in the campaign season, choosing the best possible person to vote for can seem almost dizzying, especially for first-time

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