In Focus

Perfection is just a Procedure Away

Humans, by nature are inherently visual beings.Arguably, what appeases the eye appeases the soul. At least, that is what some patients aim for when they decide to go under the knife, shelling out thousands...

A Nation Defined by Vaccinations

Stricken with fear, a young mother rushes into the emergency room. In her arms, she holds her two-year-old son, lying as limp as the teddy bear he clutched a few hours ago. A large...

Meme This: The Power and Potential of Internet Memes

In the summer of 2014, a girl from Houston, Texas woke up after a house party, clothes disheveled, with no memory of what happened the night before. A few weeks later, people began to...

Tied Down By Trafficking: Behind DFW’s $99 Million Industry

Just minutes after leaving her high school campus, Lilah* strips herself of her identity and is shackled against her will in a dark motel room. There,she is no longer recognizable as a straight-A student...

Enough is Enough: How Generation Z is breaking barriers and speaking up

She stands in the cold and pouring rain, huddled around other like-minded young men and women who have gathered to support a cause they hold dear to their hearts. Through the dense sea of...

Get Ready to Kiss it Goodbye

It’s a peaceful Sunday morning on the patio. A soothing breeze sends a chill up your arm, but a cup of aromatic coffee warms up your side. Raising the cup, you drink the last...

Harvey Hits the Nation: and They Keep Falling like Dominoes

TIME MAGAZINE ANNOUNCED THEIR 2017 PERSON OF THE YEAR ON DEC. 6: “SILENCE BREAKERS.” IT HONORS THOSE CELEBRITIES AND PUBLIC FIGURES WHO TOOK A STAND AGAINST THEIR ABUSERS WHEN NO ONE WOULD, RIDING OFF...

A Silent Cry for Help: The Alarming Escalation in Teen Suicide

When 16-year-old Stacy* returned home from track practice, she began her usual routine—she ate dinner, showered, stretched out her tight muscles and put on pajamas. But instead of sitting down to complete her homework...

Sickly Sweet: The Rise of the Forbidden Fruit

As his fingers tremble, Vince* secretly locks the bathroom stall, lifts his JUUL to his lips, inhales, savors the nicotine buzz, and blows the vapor out in one big exhale. Before going to school...

Out of Reach: The Food Fight

Nestled between the Trinity River and the C. F. Hawn Freeway is the South Dallas neighborhood of Bonton. The landscape is sparse, with few buildings besides the houses themselves. The nearest grocery store is...