Category : News

Slenderman: The Blurred Line between Internet Fact and Fiction

Described by numerous sources as an obscenely tall, faceless man; generally appearing in a black or grey suit with a red or black tie, and white shirt;  and flashing black, shadow-like tentacles, Slenderman is universally understood to be both malevolent…

0 Comments / 911 View / June 6, 2014

The Portsmouth Incident and Knife Attack Safety

1:27PM: A few hours ago, an individual stabbed an unidentified victim at the Navy exchange near Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth.  The suspect of this attack, identified as Wilbur Harwell, was an alleged active-duty 3rd Class Petty Officer.  While the…

0 Comments / 95 View / June 6, 2014

What Does the “Carbon Plan” Entail?

In early February this year, scores of protesters, all bundled up in sweaters and thermal hats, gathered outdoors in Oakland, California to contest the Keystone XL Pipeline: a supranational gas pipeline pursued by the Obama Administration.  This movement, inspired by the terror…

11 Comments / 318 View / June 2, 2014

This Month in 10 World Events

From Boko Haram’s attack of a Nigerian military base to the surge of a rise of ‘Euroskpeticism’ in the European Union, here 10 events which have occurred this May that everyone should be aware of: 1. Boko Haram members attack a military…

1 Comment / 216 View / May 31, 2014

The Abduction of Women’s Rights in Nigeria

Her mind begins to race as she consolidates her knowledge from six years of secondary education into a daunting culmination: her Senior Secondary Certificate Examination. With the help of the 1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights and Universal Basic Education…

0 Comments / 95 View / May 30, 2014

Peace Through Strength: A New Approach to US Foreign Policy

According to an anecdote I once heard, two South American friends under a dictatorial regime were having a snack, when one of them washed down his meal with a Coca Cola. His friend replied, angrily, that he would never drink…

0 Comments / 100 View / May 30, 2014

The Legacy of Maya Angelou

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” On May 28, 2014, the world lost a legendary writer, scholar, musician, activist, award-winner,…

0 Comments / 274 View / May 28, 2014

U.S. Capitalism and Reproductive Roles: A Deadly Intersection

Feminism’s reach has undoubtedly grown in the U.S. since its inception in the late 18th century, but perhaps no other social movement has been more confusing as a result of its constantly evolving position. Even today, feminism’s simplified, overly-broad, and oft-cited definition,…

8 Comments / 506 View / May 27, 2014

Modern Day Segregation in High School

“Education.”  The word that once offered promise and pride has often now become synonymous with budget cuts, Common Core, No Child Left Behind, and standardized testing. Unfortunately, one of the biggest misconceptions politicians and parents alike make is believing that…

1 Comment / 395 View / May 27, 2014

Sweet Giving: The Emergence of Candy Charities

The phrase “giving to charity” often invokes a mental image of individuals donating basic cash, food supplies, or medical materials to a non-profit institutional branch that specializes in distributing such items.  Yet, contrary to the basic stereotypes of philanthropy, a…

0 Comments / 208 View / May 26, 2014