Tag: Society

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Juvenile Incarceration in America: Pt. 2

Continuing in this series, I would like to discuss the role of education both inside and outside the system of incarceration America has imbued its youthful potential with. But first, if you have not read […]

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U-Street: A Story of One Black Neighborhood In Gentrifying D.C.

Historically Black Neighborhood Being Stripped of its Soul, and What We Can Do about It As a New York transplant to DC, I knew very little about what the city used to like be before. […]

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What We Learned from Facebook This April

It feels like it was yesterday that we watched Mark Zuckerberg’s overly earnest eyes stare into the dozens of cameras as he was giving testimony in light of revelations that Cambridge Analytica used Facebook data […]

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Juvenile Incarceration in America: Pt. 1

What were you doing when you were 17? How about when you were 18? 19? 20? 21? Well, if you can answer these questions with some answer jumbled between college, and late nights doing a […]

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The Reality of Physician Misconduct

We have all seen the stories. X physician dragged out of the clinic after coming into work intoxicated (and about to do surgery) or Y physician accused of sexually assaulting dozens of female athletes training […]

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The Fault in Our Silence: Aziz Ansari and the Need for Affirmative Consent

The internet is up in arms over Aziz Ansari and a bad date, or so that’s what many response pieces would have you think. An “exposé” published by Babe.net last Saturday has cropped up in […]

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An Emerging Debate: Opioids as Antidepressants?

It might seem like a wild assertion, to use opioids as medication for anti-depressants, but it is a reality that we might collectively see sooner than later when it comes to combating a wide range […]

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The Fragile State of Masculinity

Life lessons appear when you least expect them to. One minute you’re rushing across the platform to catch the train, and poof – out of nowhere appears a life lesson. Unexpectedly, you might realize that […]

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Addiction in America: Maryland Declares an Opioid State of Emergency

Whether you were aware of it or not, the state of Maryland recently declared a state of emergency over an opioid crisis. Maryland’s growing problems include overdose linked to the use of heroin and fentanyl, […]

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Why the Media Is Scared In the Current Political Climate

All right, enough with the silence. Let’s talk about the current emotional meltdown plaguing networks like CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, Politico, and so many more. First, let’s step away from the current political […]

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The False Beauty of Filters

  With the click of a button, or rather the touch of a virtual button, you can now instantly transform your appearance. Depending on the app you’re using, seasonal effects swirl around you: your face […]

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Hate Is Not an Opinion: A Lesson About Listening

  In the aftershock of the 2016 election, it is not surprising that the average, modern-aged American is taking to social media in order to rant and rave about the turnout of the event. Weeks […]

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The Price We Pay: Higher Education and Opportunity

Here we are. We are in the midst of the holiday season awaiting the prospect to start afresh in the coming new year. Isn’t that always the case? Aren’t we all just looking for a […]