Putting Politics Aside: A Lesson in Common Courtesy?
President Obama did not attend Justice Scalia's funeral earlier this year and now is missing Former First Lady Nancy Reagans funeral to attend SXSW. Is it fair to hold him to a higher standard of polite behavior? Should he have to attend the funerals of conservatives or are we being too demanding?
The Cost of Fast Fashion
The past thirty years have seen a rise in “fast fashion” – a system of mass production that “refers to cheap, trendy, and popular clothing chains which rapidly change their inventory and styles.” This system is what allows us to walk into Forever 21 or H&M and purchase a whole outfit for less than $50. … Continue reading "The Cost of Fast Fashion"
Failures in our Education System
There are certain things about boys in relation to girls that I always assumed to be true. Boys eat more. Boys get into more fights. Boys drive more recklessly. And boys don’t do as well in school. While the first three of these claims can probably be validated by your own personal experience, the last … Continue reading "Failures in our Education System"
Are Legal Study Drugs still an Ethical Issue?
The rampant use of study drugs on college campuses has been the cause of extensive debate for some time now. It has become increasingly easy to acquire a prescription, and to then sell it cheaply to other students. Study drugs such as Adderall and Vyvanse have become hard to regulate and as a result, the … Continue reading "Are Legal Study Drugs still an Ethical Issue?"
Cultural Appropriation in Entertainment
Cultural appropriation is when a dominant group adapts the customs of a minority group and tries to trademark them as their own in an effort to be edgy and/or to use them to propagate stereotypes about that minority group. A popular example of this is Miley Cyrus’s infamous use of the dance style “twerking”, which … Continue reading "Cultural Appropriation in Entertainment"
Do the Economic Benefits of Fracking Outweigh the Risk of Pollution and Depletion of Natural Resources?
Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” is a method of extracting natural gas by drilling wells and then shooting liquids at high pressures down the well in order to fracture the shale surrounding natural gas reservoirs. It is currently one of the cheapest and most lucrative methods of extraction, and is sustainable in the sense … Continue reading "Do the Economic Benefits of Fracking Outweigh the Risk of Pollution and Depletion of Natural Resources?"