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Why Police Brutality is a Worldwide Issue

132 people have already been killed this year by law enforcement, and it’s only March (Statista Research Department). Police brutality is a term used to refer to “various human rights violations by police,” which may “include beatings, racial abuse, unlawful killings, torture, or indiscriminate use of riot control agents at protests” (“What Is Police Brutality?”). This has been occurring around […]

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The Name that Changed the World

George Floyd, an innocent Black man, was arrested by Minneapolis police officers this past summer in a way that many would describe as ‘inhumane.’ Officer Derek Chauvin was seen on video pinning Floyd to the ground using his knee against his neck for approximately 8 minutes and 46 seconds, resulting in his death. Many were left wondering why this happened, […]

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The Effects of Media

As we know, language can be used to inform others, both in a positive or negative manner about a multitude of subjects on many different platforms. Social media platforms are both a blessing and a curse, in my opinion. They can be used positively, to educate and inform others, but they can also be used negatively, by bringing people down […]

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Chris Watts: From Father to Felon

The years 2018 and 2019 should’ve been thrilling years for the Watt’s family after finding out that they were expecting a baby to join their two girls, Bella & Celeste, but it was the complete opposite. Chris & Shanann Watts we’re going through some difficulties within their marriage, but on one would have expected the outcome that occurred on August […]

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Language in the Media

Language is a part of our everyday lives, through speaking, writing, reading, typing, and even through body and facial movements. Even though we don’t think normally about it in this way, language shapes the way we view people and cultures. The power of language is being able to communicate with others in a way that you are understood by others. […]

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The Battle with Our Brain

Single stories are seen everywhere by everyone, even though you may not notice it. A single story, as described by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is “the overly simplistic and sometimes false perceptions we form about individuals, groups, or countries” (Facing History and Ourselves). A personal single story that I have experienced is the stigma associated with mental health. Many people […]

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