Police Brutality: Examined Through A Psychological Lens

Say his name — George Floyd His name was George Floyd. Her name was Breonna Taylor. They were two black lives who died at the hands of police officers exercising an abuse of power. He did not deserve to die, and neither did she. Had Derek Chauvin not kneeled on Floyd’s neck as he cried […]

Using Reformative Justice to Heal

History of the American Criminal Justice System Today, the US is home to 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the world’s incarcerated population. This didn’t happen overnight but came as a consequence of the United States’ approach to crime. Preceding the American Revolution, there was no formal method of criminal justice in the […]

Seems Like America Has Forgotten About the Coronavirus Pandemic

Introduction In the weeks following the death of George Floyd, cities throughout America have erupted in mass protests. Protesting is, of course, a First Amendment right that we hold dear as Americans. It implies the gatherings of large groups of people in cities, generally to spread a message. However, these protests come at the time […]

The Injustices of Restricting Abortion

Abortion is a medical procedure that women undergo to end their pregnancy. The World Health Organization estimates that 40-50 million abortions occur every year, which is around 125,000 abortions per day. Even as millions of abortions are occurring every year, several countries are proceeding to implement restrictions on abortion rights. For instance, an astounding number of 42 abortion […]

It Is Time To Take Offensive Statues Out of Public Life

INTRODUCTION On Sunday, June 21, 2020, the American Museum of Natural History in New York City stated that they are intending to remove a statue of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, from the front entrance of the museum. The statue of Roosevelt depicts the president in a position of power, riding […]

Coronavirus Worsens Another Epidemic: The Opioid Crisis

Two Public Health Emergencies As the coronavirus pandemic continues across the United States, another public health crisis worsens. The opioid crisis has been exacerbated by COVID-19, with multiple states reporting that they have seen more opioid overdose deaths this year than last year. Under social distancing requirements, it has become more challenging for patients to […]

How Racism Persists In America: The Issue Of Colorblind Racism

Protests Continue in the U.S.  “Racism is so American that when you protest it, people think you are protesting America” is a quote that has circled social media platforms and accurately captures race in America. Thousands continue to protest police brutality and systemic racism in America, but a large portion of white America remains clueless to […]

Covid-19 Brings A Rise To Domestic Violence Levels In The U.S.

A Recorded Increase In Domestic Violence As the Coronavirus death toll surpasses 100,000 in the United States, various states like Washington, Oregon, and New York are continuing to implement and enforce cautionary measures, most commonly of which are stay-at-home orders. Maintaining lockdown has forced victims of abuse to remain in close proximity to their abusers at […]

The Environment Doesn’t Agree: Why We Shouldn’t Have Withdrawn

Introduction On June 1st, 2017, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would be withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. The United States, under the administration of Barack Obama, and 195 other countries agreed to it back in 2015 during the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. The agreement intended to bring the world together in […]

United States’ Water Infrastructure: A Sleeping Giant

Benjamin Franklin told us “When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.” Soon, the United States may truly know the worth of its water. The aging, compromised water infrastructure and the resulting leakage may be the worst security threat that the United States faces. Age Takes its Toll Why are the United […]