Electronic Empathy: Video Games as Media
The conflict in Syria is a humanitarian catastrophe on a massive scale, with hundreds of thousands dead and millions of others forced to flee their homes. Recently, the BBC has attempted to expand the impact of the Syrian narrative by tapping into an intimate intersection between humans and technology: the video game. Journalist Mamdouh Akbiek … Continue reading "Electronic Empathy: Video Games as Media"
Indiana Controversies Continue: New Developments in the Abortion Debate
As if the Religious Freedom Restoration Act wasn’t controversial enough, Indiana is the setting for another story that hits right at the heart of social policy debates that have come to grip American politics. Purvi Patel, from Mishawaka, IN, has just been charged with feticide and neglect of a dependent. She is the first person to be … Continue reading "Indiana Controversies Continue: New Developments in the Abortion Debate"
The Trouble with Unpaid Internships
As any college student knows too well, cold winter weather signals the beginning of an annual rat race that permeates the university experience – brace yourselves…it’s internship application season. Over the next few months, students across the nation will be scrambling to land a job for the summer. They will plea for nepotism from friends … Continue reading "The Trouble with Unpaid Internships"
No Jubilation in For-Profit Education
Does anyone remember Occupy Wall Street? Hello? Anyone? Well just when you thought they had packed up and gone home, the movement is back and is taking on America’s embedded institutions in a totally different way. The Washington Post recently reported on a story regarding one of the most widely discussed problems in American economics today: the exponential … Continue reading "No Jubilation in For-Profit Education"
Unrighteous Sundays: Is the NFL unethical?
This past weekend marked the beginning of the National Football League’s regular season schedule. Jeb Lund of The Guardian decided to commemorate the opening with an article entitled, “Does watching the NFL make you evil?” His op-ed is an eye opening collection of ethical criticisms concerning America’s favorite game. Lund points to examples of racism, … Continue reading "Unrighteous Sundays: Is the NFL unethical?"
Sochi Olympics' ethical problems overshadow spirit of cooperation
We have all seen the stories about the less-than-perfect conditions of the 2014 Winter Olympic games. There are stories of un-flushable toilets, malfunctioning snowflakes, and even an athlete breaking out of a jammed bathroom door like something out of a Kool-Aid commercial. Despite all of this, you can’t say that the Russian government didn’t try … Continue reading "Sochi Olympics’ ethical problems overshadow spirit of cooperation"
Syrian Youth for Peace: Securing Syria's Future
America is a culture of opinions. A proud tradition of democracy and suffrage has precipitated a society in which people take it upon themselves to be informed and critical. Although some may be persuaded by the wit of a politician or the bias of a media outlet, many of us take it upon ourselves to … Continue reading "Syrian Youth for Peace: Securing Syria’s Future"