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White Privilege: The Power of Normal

Tristin Hurst White privilege involves the advantages that white people have that they did not earn, which people of color do not experience. But what are these advantages? One example that hits home is the privilege of being relieved as a law-abiding citizen when you see a police officer pull over if your car breaks down. For law-abiding people of…

Animals Need Help

Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Each year, approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized (put down). PETA’s stance on pit bulls is consistent with our support for a ban on breeding all dogs and all cats as long as animals in shelters are literally dying for a good home. But more than any…

The Venezuela Crisis: The current mess in Venezuela partially explained

So, if you have been reading the international news lately (hopefully you have), you have probably seen something about Venezuela (if you haven’t, change your news source). You’ve probably heard about how Venezuela effectively has two presidents. BUT WHAT HAPPENED? I’ll answer right now.      WHAT HAPPENED? For starters, here is what has happened as far as I know: President…

If You Want to Start the New Year Right, Start By Knowing What You’re Actually Celebrating

Tristin Hurst As another new year arrives, I wanted to understand what I was celebrating, and how other cultures celebrate. For me, New Years Day has never been a big to-do. I make a resolution for the year, eat a good meal, and spend quality time with family. However, the start of a new year is very important to some…

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is a big problem. “Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery—a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 24.9 million people around the world.¨ ~Polaris Website If you think Human Trafficking isn’t a problem in America, you’re wrong. Human Trafficking is a big problem everywhere. Right now, as you’re reading this, someone is being trafficked. Every 30…

The Dirty Sock Foundation

     Would you own a house elf? It sounds great right? To have an elf just like beloved Dobby cooking your meals and maybe even doing your homework. You would never have to clean your room again! Your house elf would live the good life with you and your family. Yay! When can we get one?     Would…

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