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Problem Section: Human Trafficking in South Asia

As Jacky Rosen said, “Human trafficking is a communitywide problem, and as such, it requires communitywide solutions.” Human trafficking involves using force, fraud, or coercion “‘to make someone (usually a woman or child), engage in sexual activity without consent (UNDOC, 2015)’” (Kaylor 1). Force is “physical or sexual abuse or restrictions of one’s movement” and fraud is “false promises of […]

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Modern Day Christian Persecution

Many people may think that Christian persecution is something that happened in the past, but it is still occurring today. Ways that Christians are being persecuted include: physical and verbal abuse, imprisonment, kidnappings, bribes, deportation, destruction of property, fines, torture, and even murder (Christian Persecution Today). These are forms of punishment that a person should not have to face for […]

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Overcoming Insecurity

Being insecure about looks or identity can cause people to take their insecurities out on others by putting them down. Habits of people who are insecure include: criticizing others, never saying no, asking for reassurance, passive-aggressive communication, and excessive positivity (Wignall). Everyone becomes insecure every now and then, but if insecurity does start to cause “major stress in your life” […]

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Shawn Mendes Saves 2020

With this year being hard on everyone, Shawn Mendes came out with his documentary, In Wonder, just in time. The documentary was released on Netflix on November 23, 2020. It shows his story from the time he became famous up to his most recent tour in 2019. In the documentary the viewers are able to meet his family and friends, […]

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Words and Their Impact on Others

Language has the amount of power that people allow it to have. For many people what others say about them plays a bigger role in determining how much self-worth they have than the things that they think about themselves. In society today, “the need for acceptance—and the fear that we won’t be accepted—remain powerful influences on our thoughts and feelings” […]

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Empathy for Social Media Influencers

An example of a single story is the lives of social media influencers. They post many things about who they are online, but they do not show the world everything about their identities. They show their audience their talents, friends, family, daily life, etc. From this surface information, their audience makes assumptions about them. A social media influencer could be […]

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