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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 / 182 View / May 26, 2014

The Educational Deficit of America

Over the seventeen years of my life, I have spent thirteen of them in school, and as my senior year is coming to a close, I can’t help but to look back on my experience—especially my last four years at…

4 Comments / 438 View / May 24, 2014

The Travesty of Haiti Aid Efforts

On January 12, 2010, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale devastated the island of Haiti killing nearly 230,000 citizens and leaving almost 1.5 million homeless. As the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere before the earthquake, 76% of…

0 Comments / 186 View / May 18, 2014

Drone Strikes: Recognizing the “Bug Splats” on Our Own Windshields

In our world, a blue sky is the quintessence of a perfect day. It is easy to picture the sound of children playing and birds chirping, but it is perhaps more difficult to close one’s eyes and imagine what a…

3 Comments / 79 View / May 17, 2014

Averting Modern Buddhist Violence

It used to be that the one thing it was safe to assume about religion was that a Buddhist would be likely to refrain from killing his or her neighbors.  However, as recent events in Thailand and Myanmar will testify…

0 Comments / 136 View / May 13, 2014

Human Rights Violations in Senegal: “Exploitation in the Name of Education”

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights deems education one of the inalienable rights for human beings, under Article 26(1), which states that “everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages….

0 Comments / 424 View / May 4, 2014

The Benefits of Consumer Targeted Advertising

Every year, companies collect more and more data about the consumers that buy their products. Lately, companies have been using this information to create targeted advertisements that select specific consumers, or groups of consumers, to advertise to from which they…

0 Comments / 628 View / May 3, 2014