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Enough is Enough: guns, race and empathy in America

At the “Enough is Enough” rally held at Brandeis the other day, a member of Poetic Justice reflected upon their experiences with law enforcement on Brandeis campus when the lockdown of the school occurred. The… Read More...

Texas and the Trump administration worked together to restrict minors’ abortion access

Jane Doe, a 17-year-old girl from Central America, learned she was nine weeks pregnant while in immigration detention. She decided that she wanted an abortion, a procedure that is illegal in her home country. The… Read More...

Why we care whether Mark Zuckerberg is a robot

If you’ve been on Facebook at all this past year, you’ve probably seen the joke that Mark Zuckerberg is a robot. These jokes reached their apex during Zuckerberg’s Senate hearing this week, where he testified… Read More...

Don’t suspend students

Nevada High School student Noah Christensen was one of the many who participated in pro-gun control walkouts last week. At the walkout, students distributed a paper with the phone numbers of local Congressmen, encouraging students… Read More...

Bojack Horseman challenges to TV narrative of abortion

In America, an unwanted pregnancy can be a terrifying endeavor. When deciding whether to continue the pregnancy or get an abortion, pregnant people are faced with myriad societal pressures that can make them feel helpless.… Read More...

Finding empowerment when choosing a menstrual product

Most elementary schools teach young girls about periods. This usually happens in the form of a “puberty class,” that occurs in a split-gender environment and lasts a couple of hours. My elementary school’s “puberty class”… Read More...

Homophobic violence is on the rise

The Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was a Constitutional right in 2015. This year, a record number of LGBT people are running for Congress, and there are a record number of seven openly LGBT… Read More...

A major reform is needed to prevent mass shootings

Too often in recent years have we become accustomed to hearing about mass shootings in the news. A mass shooting, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), is the use of any gun that produces… Read More...

Support farm workers by boycotting Wendy’s

The Fair Food Program was born in 2005 when the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a group of activist farm workers than originated in Florida, staged a boycott of Taco Bell. The coalition was protesting inhumane… Read More...

Strippers deserve better from the #MeToo movement

The #MeToo movement has effectively exposed the flawed and dysfunctional way that American culture views sexuality and consent. The movement revealed the extent to which sexual misconduct permeates the lives of so many women, but… Read More...
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