Forgotten Flint: Crises Unabated

Flint River tributary pollution

As I began research on this article, I wondered what it would be like to go through what the citizens in Flint, Michigan have experienced every day since 2014. As Americans, many of us don’t think too deeply about the source of our tap water. So, I spent a day, just one day, paying close attention to my water use

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SPECIAL: Open Letter to President Trump from Staff Writer Teresa Leary

Dear President Donald J. Trump,

When I began to think about what I’d write in this letter, I paused briefly. Although I am an honest, outspoken person when it comes to political issues, sharing personal parts of my life makes me a bit nervous. However, due primarily to the “honest” part of that former statement I believe it is important

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Executive Completion: The Civil Rights Crises of Standing Rock

In South Dakota, at Standing Rock, both public and private law enforcement agencies have been accused of brutalizing American citizens. That’s right, you read that correctly. Right here on American soil. Many will point out that this occurs every day, but the fact is, this brutalization is occurring in a manner

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Executive Completion: Social Media in Journalism A Double-Edged Sword

socialmedia2On Thursday Sept. 25th, 1690 the first newspaper was published in America. Printed and circulated in Boston, the paper was originally intended to continue but was banned quickly being cited as illegal because the editor didn’t gain the necessary approval for the endeavor by the British government. However, in that first and only publication

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Executive Completion: Social Justice

Ayelet Waldman is an Israeli-American writer who served three years as a Federal public defender (trained at Harvard Law)
Ayelet Waldman is an Israeli-American writer who served three years as a Federal public defender (trained at Harvard Law)

In the household I grew up in feminism was as much a part of the daily routine as was breathing. Perceptions about equality were quite specific but to be entirely honest, until recently, I don’t believe that many of the lessons the matriarchs of my family were trying to instill began to seep in. Recently, words such as Ayelet Waldman’s

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Executive Completion: the Lesser of Two Evils is Still Evil

[cartoon from The Saturday Evening Post]
[cartoon from “The Saturday Evening Post”]

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb

voting on what to have for lunch.

Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”

– Benjamin Franklin-

We expect to be lied to. As Americans we expect the politicians who are vying for our vote to be dishonest. We expect for them to accept large contributions and to not necessarily keep the

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Executive Completion: the Anti-Vote Election

I am incredibly disheartened. I have sat through two presidential debates and one Vice Presidential debate and I hear more insults than I do specifics on how those who want the positions on the leader of our country intend to do the job. I see only intimidation, fodder being slung and hatred. Two adults vying for the most powerful position as

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