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Posts published in February 2019

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…

Endangered Species of the Week: Amur Leopard

We need to raise awareness for all those animals who are being hunted in the world. AMUR LEOPARD Amur leopards are the fourth most endangered species in the world, and the most endangered cat. There are less than 80 left in the wild. These leopards’ coats are worth more than $1000, causing hunters to shoot them almost to extinction. But…

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…

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