Africa

S U D A N

In Khartoum Sudan, has been a hot topic recently for many reasons. Since the end of Omar Al-Bashir’s 30-year rule has been ousted, many protests have been taken over the streets calling out for freedom, peace and justice. More recently, many women protestors have been taking action in protests and have been extremely vocal in […]

Marishia Allie | July 10, 2019

United Nations

Fact Check

Last week, the presidential election cycle of the United States kicked off with the first round of primary debates. A score of candidates took to the stage to make their case for nomination. Throughout the debate, candidates provided various statistics to support their policy ideas. This wave of information was then followed up by the […]

Benedict Kinnison | July 9, 2019

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No, The Term “Concentration Camp” Should Not Be Retired, But The Culture Of Death Is Going To Wish It Were

Recently, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) ignited a firestorm when she described detention centers for illegal immigrants as “concentration camps.” This caused outrage from across the political spectrum, as well as from Jewish organizations. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) called the comments “ludicrous.” The implication was that the term “concentration camp” be retired because of the […]

Gregory Lobo | July 4, 2019

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Price of Knowledge

We live in a free society, all things considered. Americans have it pretty good when it comes to academic learning, quality healthcare, and technological advancement. One of the greatest inventions of our time is the Internet. We’re living in a day and age where the entire collective knowledge of humanity lies at our fingertips. No […]

Jordan Mabe | July 4, 2019

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Just Like Me: Barbie and Inclusivity

I remember the thrill of playing pretend with a doll that looked “just like me.” Of course, I played with many different dolls, but the one I related to the most looked like myself. As a brown-haired, blue-eyed Caucasian girl, I found my lookalike on many store shelves. It’s not always so easy for others […]

Sarah Jackson | July 1, 2019

Demography

“Elbow Room”: A Look at Overpopulation

In 2016, A Public Health Brief on Climate Change titled, “Toward a Small Family Ethic”, made the argument that overpopulation is propelling earth to a catastrophe. The author, Rieder, claimed that the planet is being depleted of food, water, and other resources to the point where we will soon run out. Moreover, the abundance of […]

Benedict Kinnison | June 25, 2019

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Ethics of Brand Boycotts

Brand boycotts seem to pop up more and more frequently, both in real life and on social media. “Have you heard what [insert business] supports? I’m never shopping there again.” In social-media-driven politics, this phrase gets thrown around often. Most recently, abortion has been at the center of these boycotts. Several Hollywood favorites threatened to […]

Sarah Jackson | June 20, 2019

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Being an Open-Minded Conservative

Growing up in such a politically diverse and tense society has led most of my generation to believe that you must either be a complete conservative or a complete liberal. The tension between the two sides has led my generation to believe that there is no common ground, no understanding, and no civility between the […]

Amy Sharp | June 20, 2019

Demography

We Have a People Problem

One of the most threatening and least talked about issues that our world faces today is declining fertility rates. Most of the world is now experiencing a phenomenon known as the 2.1 problem, where societies fail to sustain themselves through reproduction. 2.1 is the number of children per woman needed to replace any population. When […]

Benedict Kinnison | June 19, 2019

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Politics in the Criminal Justice System

Too often I have received blank stares, eye rolls, and unnecessary arguments when mentioning my passion for work in the criminal justice system. At Liberty, the Criminal Justice program falls under the Helms School of Government because there is a need for understanding the basics of our governmental system in order to thrive in criminal […]

Amy Sharp | June 17, 2019