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Wheels of Misfortune: The Dangers of Rideshare Apps

//PICTURED ABOVE: The ridesharing market has expanded significantly in recent years. However, as concerns about background checks on drivers have risen, rideshare companies are facing backlash. Technology has enhanced the lives of billions of...

REDACTED: Oppression of the Press

“I can’t remember exactly what the woman said but, it was something like, ‘Ma’am, are you trying to tell me that the [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant] is ringing your doorbell?’” recounts...

Luck of the Draw: How the Zip Code Lottery Affects Students Across America

It’s a sunny Monday morning, and 8-year-old Abby has just arrived at school with a full stomach and fresh excitement to conquer the day. In another school across town, 8-year-old Anna is stepping onto...

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...