Author: Laura Muensterer

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The Importance of Media Literacy

Awareness of the media and its intentions is key when navigating the world of advertisements. We live in a materialistic world after all, and although people don’t see it, the media is setting agendas and […]

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Why Juveniles Deserve a Second Chance at Justice

“It’s important for us as a society to remember that the youth within juvenile justice systems are, most of the time, youths who simply haven’t had the right mentors and supporters around them – because […]

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Why College Tuition Rates are Ruining the American Dream

In his 1931 book, The Epic of America, James Truslow Adams defined the American dream as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for […]

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Why the College Education System Fails Its Students

Although I have learned a lot in my journalism classes, I still don’t feel fully “prepared” to produce work that my future company and I can be proud of. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve gained […]

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Why You Should Care About the Zika Virus

Reading the news has both pros and cons. The pros are that you stay well-informed about the many occurrences in the world and you gain knowledge that would otherwise be lacking. The cons include becoming […]

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Why I Chose to Be Pescatarian

“Is that a religion?” “No,” I explain for the millionth time. You’d think after seven years I’d stop hearing the question, but its frequency only increases as I explain my “weird” dietary habits to people. […]

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Why Animals Deserve More Rights

“The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee […]

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Why the Common Core is Destroying Youths’ Desire to Learn

In a blog post by Diane Ravitch, historian of education and Research Professor of Education at New York University, shares with her readers an anonymous letter. “It is time for parents to speak out against […]

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Why Steven Avery Represents Everything That’s Wrong with the Criminal Justice System

If you haven’t watched “Making a Murderer” on Netflix, you’re missing out. According to CNN, Steven Avery, the documentary protagonist, spent 18 years in prison after being falsely convicted of sexual assault. A Manitowoc, Wisconsin […]

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Why Legal Alcohol and Illegal Marijuana Doesn’t Make Sense

According to, one of the very first online law and government information sites, “first offense simple possession of marijuana or underage possession of alcohol criminal charges usually do not carry heavy penalties in and […]