The Striking Difference in the Treatment of Protesters Based on Race

Introduction The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the right to conduct a peaceful assembly. Law enforcement may break up gatherings that have turned violent or present a danger to the public. However, recently, it has become glaringly apparent with recent events that the law enforcement response to assemblies widely varies. Though some may […]

Oregon Passes a New Law Allowing Students to Take Mental Health Days

Introduction Across the country, the majority of American students attend school for nine months out of the year, only excused from showing up due to physical illness. Simultaneously, more school shooting incidents, suicides, and mental illnesses are taking place within the teenage population than ever before. Do these two facts have anything in common? Student […]

Child Sex Trafficking: The Federal Prosecutions Continue to Plunge

Introduction Despite the fact that Jeffrey Epstein, an American financier, is being prosecuted for child-sex trafficking in a high-profile case and the problem is being talked about in the media much more, the federal prosecution of child-sex traffickers has actually gone down 26.7% in the last year alone. The United States Department of Justice defines […]

The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Fights Back Against Social Injustices

Introduction On Sunday, July 7, the U.S. women’s soccer team won yet another World Cup title. This 2019 win is the team’s second consecutive World Cup title and fourth in all. But this year, the team has not only made headlines for their exceptional playing skills but also for promoting LGBTQ rights and fighting against […]