Ebola was first found in Zaire or what is now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo, in 1976. The Ebola virus is an extremely rare disease and symptoms are similar to a very severe flu. Sweating, body aches, pains, vomiting and uncontrollable diarrhea are all symptoms of Ebola.
Why should someone be judged by their sexuality? Why does it matter whether someone is homosexual, heterosexual or asexual? Why can’t society just allow individuals to be who they are, except that and move on? It does not affect anyone except themselves, so the justification of judgement in the LGBT community is completely irrelevant.
“I tried to leave the house once after an abusive episode, and he blocked me,”Beverly Gooden (@bevtgooden via Twitter) said. “He slept in front of the door that entire night, #WhyIStayed.”
We’re supposed to be a country rich in opportunity and have wealth and freedom. However we still see issues of inequality every day. When did the conversation change from the differences between inequality and equality go to using racism as a scapegoat?
Children look up to their parents, family members or someone they are living with for guidance, love, help, trust, compassion. When there are some of those key elements missing, that’s when the problems begin.
ISIS stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levent and is an international terrorist group that currently controls a territory about the size of Maryland. The terrorist group was actually close with al-Qaeda, but during the Syria conflicts, that relationship fell apart, causing tension between the two.
In a world that is filled with so much hatred, despair, war, pain, grief, judgment and anger, there is one remaining commonality to keep our society from falling apart: hope for a better tomorrow.
Unemployment rates have currently remained at 6.7 percent for a few months now according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is a very worrisome statistic for graduates just leaving college hoping to find jobs, especially in their fields of study. However, now it may be that unemployment isn’t the biggest concern, but underemployment. […]
“She was acting slutty… It was her own fault… she shouldn’t have drunk so much then.” Recently, cases of sexual assault at universities as prominent as Notre Dame and Swarthmore have been in the news. In addition, a nationwide movement of students has charged that colleges are not handling cases properly, resulting in what is […]
In the past 15 years, over 5 million people have been slaughtered, and 300,000 women have been raped, all at the hands of war and conflict minerals. While people around the world text, play games and Tweet all on their cell phones, millions of people have been and are continuously being killed for the minerals […]
Unity week started on Monday, March 31, at Cabrini as a weeklong event sponsored by the Office of Student Diversity Initiatives and featured many other clubs on campus. On Tuesday, April 1, there was one specific movement that led an uprise against “haters”. This fierce and reflective student movement took place in Grace Hall to […]
Rape culture is a notion that connects rape and sexual violence to the culture of a society therein making the feelings and practices around it seem normal, excusable or even pardonable. This past Tuesday, March 25, 2014, a blogger from feminist blog “Feministing,” Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) started the #rapecultureiswhen hashtag that quickly trended throughout the […]
By this point, it’s almost impossible to have remained unaware of the Malaysian airline plane that mysteriously disappeared over a week ago. And if by some slim chance this story sounds new, turn on any news station. It’s almost guaranteed to be on at any point in the day… all day.
Every year during spring break there are groups of students across the nation who give up their relaxation time and do service work for one week.Some stay in the states, others leave the country. In both cases, the students are helping developing areas.
This week is eating disorder awareness week, and it brings to mind the questions; How much do people really know about eating disorders as well as their views of people who suffer from them? Eating disorders are not just physical, but also stems from genetic, biological, behavioral, psychological and social issues. They can happen to […]
Most people now know that the Dixon Center has begun its expansion, but how many are up-to-date with the 15-year Campus Master Plan, if they are even aware of the plan’s existence?
Homosexuality and professional sports have rarely seemed to collide publicly, especially in the United States. In fact, football, arguably the most popular game in the U.S., has never had an openly gay athlete play in the NFL. Though this may change in the near future.
Even if you missed out on the 2014 Super Bowl, chances are you saw some of the commercials, especially Coca-Cola’s hugely controversial “It’s Beautiful” ad. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a 60-second commercial featuring the iconic patriotic song, “America The Beautiful” sung in seven different languages. As beautifully as it was filmed and sung, […]
The tragic story about 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania freshman Madison Holleran committing suicide by jumping off of a Philadelphia parking garage has made quite an impact in the media. The community was shaken by the sudden death of a student who seemed to have it all. Between the thoughts of remorse and grief, it led […]
In the last decade or so, the U.S. has become much more politically correct in its terminology, especially when it comes to the holiday season. The endless “Happy Holidays,” vs “Merry Christmas” debate emerges once again. As most people know, the polite and politically correct phase to use around this time of year would be […]
Is Thanksgiving still a holiday? You wouldn’t think this was a hard question, seeing as how it’s still widely celebrated. Schools and offices give off to the days that are meant to be spent with family and friends; the people we’re thankful for. That’s what Thanksgiving’s all about, isn’t it? Sitting around a table passing […]
Faith can shape a person and it often does, but it can also shape a society.
The presence of the LGBT community has become so commonplace in today’s society that we often brush it off like it’s the everyday news, because now it is. It’s everyday, routine, normal. The end of October was Ally Week, a week-long promotion of being an ally against anti-LGBT language, bullying and harassment. Maine Governor candidate, […]
Another tragedy adds to the ever-growing list as another young teen commits suicide due to cyberbullying. 12-year-old Florida native Rebecca Ann Sedwick’s heartbreaking story has been the most recent, well-covered case to date dealing with the cyberbullying issue. Unfortunately the details of the case are similar to most dealing with this subject, however this particular […]
It’s official. As of Tuesday night, the government has shutdown. And it is as serious as it sounds. Despite this fact, many still don’t know what the shutdown entails so here is a brief breakdown: Each and every year, it is the responsibility of the Republican-controlled House and Democratic-led Senate to agree on and pass […]
Like clockwork, every horrible shooting resulting in multiple deaths brings in its wake the controversy over gun control. Proponents and opponents alike come out of the woodwork to defend their sides, but we still rarely look at the underlying problem in all of these incidents; mental health. From cases like Columbine to the naval yard […]
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