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Puzzle of Autism

Puzzle of Autism

Alexy Schmid, Student Contributor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Social Issues, Student Life

“The most interesting people you’ll find are ones that don’t fit into your average cardboard box. They’ll make what they need, they’ll make their own boxes” (Grandin). Dr. Temple Grandin, an author and speaker of autistic behavior, points out that although these autistic kids have an insufficiency...

Payment of College Athletes

Payment of College Athletes

Ethan Parker, Student Contributor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Social Issues, Student Life

Hundreds of thousands of fans screaming, millions more watching live on national television on a primetime Saturday night college football game. Millions of dollars in bets at stake, the hearts of thousands of loyal, unwavering fans are on the line. Last year when North Carolina won the national basketball...

Sex Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery

Sex Trafficking:  Modern Day Slavery

Sophia Shelley, Student Contributor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Social Issues, Student Life

“Sex trafficking and mass rape should no more be seen as women’s issues than slavery was a black issue or the Holocaust was a Jewish issue. These are all humanitarian concerns, transcending any one race, gender, or creed” (Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn). Every year, according to the U....

Organ Donation

Organ Donation

Bryce Sheedy, Student Contributor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Social Issues, Student Life

“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.” -Dr. Seuss. Although this is a quote from Dr. Seuss, it can relate a lot to organ donation. With organ donation, one person’s death can end up saving multiple people’s lives. The amount of people waiting for organs is...

The Reality of Mental Health in Teen-agers

The Reality of Mental Health in Teen-agers

Madelyn Reilly, Student Contributor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Social Issues, Student Life

Currently in the United States about 30 percent of girls and 20 percent of boys, totalling 6.3 million teens, have experienced an anxiety disorder (Schrobsdorff). Within the past few decades, the number of children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety, depression, or other mental illnesses has i...

Rick Pitino Gets Benched

Rick Pitino Gets Benched

Logan Eiden, Student Contributor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Social Issues, Student Life

University of North Carolina brought in just under ten million dollars after winning the NCAA tournament this last year. At the start of spring games not only did their ticket sales sky rocket but also sales in merchandise. More sponsors jumped on the bandwagon that donated a lot of money for the Tar Heel...

The Sex Trade

The Sex Trade

Abby Fruendt, Student Contributor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Social Issues, Student Life

You wake up to the door slamming open with men shouting at you, “Wake up! Get up!” Some even grabbing girls and pulling them to their feet. You and a bunch of the other girls are being pushed outside into the cold night. You’re running out when you meet another man who is dragging and pushing...

Vaccinations: Being Educated Could Save a Life

Vaccinations:  Being Educated Could Save a Life

Quinn Parker, Student Contributor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Social Issues, Student Life

“Vaccines prevent more than 2.5 million deaths each year.” (“11 Facts about Vaccines”) Immunizations have helped save countless lives since they were introduced as a method of stopping diseases. As of late they have been getting a bad reputation due to some rumors and theories that suggest they ...

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