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Active Bystanders

Harry Kelso, Columnist

November 9, 2017

To what extent are viewers or bystanders of injustice responsible for what they have failed to intervene in? In situations where they cannot or do not know how to help, this is an especially difficult question to answer. In the end, we are all human. We will find ourselves in situations where we simply...

Fostering a Discussion

Fostering a Discussion

India Flinchum, Columnist

October 25, 2017

Once a foster child turns 18 years old, they no longer qualify for placement in foster homes and often wind up in the street. At the moment, around 400,000 youth are in foster care in the United States. Out of those 400,000 individuals, approximately 20,000 will age out of the system without any family...

Re-thinking Children and Childhood

September 28, 2017

Children can teach us a lot, yet we always assume the role of teacher. Too often we get caught up in the small inconsequentials of life, that can profoundly deplete our energy. But children, more often than not, can bring out the best in us because they see the world differently. To them, life is about...

High Consumption Demands Tough Choices

Danielle Broida

October 31, 2012

Earth's human population is 7,075,228,550 and growing by the second. Americans constitute five percent of the world's population but consume 24 percent of the world's energy. The relationship between population rise and the demand for food, water and resources is unavoidable. In the midst of environmental havoc...

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