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Did humans cause the La. floods?

There is no doubt the environment is suffering thanks to a variety of manmade concerns such as chemical pollution and deforestation. Global warming is a strongly debated topic but few can deny that for decades, Earth seems to have been reacting to man made troubles. The Associated  Press reported Tuesday that human-induced climate change possibly […]

Some educators seek online donations to supply classrooms

Teachers are increasingly relying on crowd-funding efforts to stock their classrooms with both the mundane and sometimes big-ticket items. Contributions to education campaigns have climbed on GoFundMe and DonorsChoose, collectively, from just more than $31.2 million in 2010 to nearly $140 million in 2015, the do-it-yourself fundraising sites report. Both sites are on pace to […]

Suicide prevention needs our attention

In 2013, 494,169 people were treated in emergency rooms for self-inflicted injuries. That same year, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), suicide was the tenth leading cause of death for all ages in 2013, with 41,149 suicides in the US. That equals, according to the CDC, 113 suicides each day of that year, […]

Don’t believe the hype

Racism has an unfortunate presence in this world, though the majority would agree people should not be judged by the color of his or her skin. In recent years the topic has come to the forefront in America due to a number of issues and concerns. We also know some purposely create racial tension to […]

Are Tebow’s baseball escapades merely a stunt?

Tim Tebow is widely considered one of the best quarterbacks in the history of college football, but his success at the collegiate level never transpired in the NFL, as Tebow has been cut by a number of professional teams in his short career. Now, the former Florida Gator is trying his hand on the diamond. […]

The benefits of local newspapers

Local newspapers play vital roles in communities across the globe. The Information Age has changed the way many people get their news, but local newspapers continue to serve as valuable resources for readers interested in learning more about and becoming more involved in their communities. While local publishers continue to adapt to the changes brought […]

Trigger warnings: Good idea or not?

A letter issued to University of Chicago students informing freshmen that the school doesn’t support trigger warnings or safe spaces has made newspapers all over the country. The scahool’s stance on the hot topic is one that has been applauded and blasted on both sides of the spectrum, however the university is making it clear […]

Killing in the name of capitalism

Why are pharmaceutical companies allowed to extort patients? If you think they are not, take a look at current situations involving the EpiPen and insulin. Drug manufacturer Mylan put increases in place since 2007 that boosted the cost of one pen, an epinephrine auto-injector used to treat severe allergic reactions, from $57 to an almost […]

Gambling still a big part of sports world

The sports world in no stranger to gambling, as it has been prevalent ever since the beginning of organized competition, but just how much of an impact does it have nowadays compared to years past? With the mob controlling most of organized gambling throughout the early 1900’s, it was no secret that players were paid […]

Stay healthy during cleanup

As people work to clean out flood-damaged homes and volunteers and residents begin the tedious process of pulling out damaged flooring, walls and other materials, it is important to remember that such work comes with hazards. In addition to concerns that come with contaminated floodwater filled with bacteria, viruses, sewage, chemicals and more, mold is […]

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