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Prostitution is Not a Victimless Crime

Prostitution is Not a Victimless Crime

Trevor Branch, Author

June 5, 2017


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Each day, more and more people speak up against the illegality of prostitution, claiming it is a violation of the people’s rights to their own bodies and is a crime without merit. Politicians from all over the United States have proposed bills hoping to label sex work as a legal profession, but pros...

Inside insider trading

Inside insider trading

Nicole Gordon, Author

May 25, 2017


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NEW YORK- SAC Capital Advisors, a hedge fund group based in Stamford, Conn., will resume public trading on Jan. 1, 2018, after a trading ban resulting from a 2013 conviction for insider trading. By April 2013, the FBI had made 70 arrests on insider trading at SAC in five years. Of those arrested, ei...

Why Do We Need to Get High?

Why Do We Need to Get High?

Anthony Adelizzi, Author

May 25, 2017


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The great marijuana debate is high on the minds of many Americans. Though legislators have given the green light for states to allow physicians the ability to prescribe medical marijuana for patients, the real question still remains: should recreational marijuana be illegal? Are recreational marijuan...

Social Media’s Effect on Teenagers  

Social Media’s Effect on Teenagers  

Sara Trauterman, Author

May 25, 2017


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Social media is a destructive range of apps that ruin self-confidence and increase cyber bullying for teenagers web-wide. Overall, social media allows for a virtual reality which is damaging confidence of people all over the world, ruining trust and honesty between others. But, social media also holds...

The Country of Ignorance

The Country of Ignorance

Christian Lynch, Author

May 25, 2017


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Every four years, millions of Americans decide who will lead the country, yet many Americans make their choice with no formal reasoning. In the United States, once a citizen turns eighteen; regardless of education, knowledge, or familiarity with the government and its politics; the fate of the coun...

Why Drones Should Keep Flying

Why Drones Should Keep Flying

Matt Theberge, Author

May 25, 2017


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All over the world, aircraft are constantly flying high overhead; out of the way, but still present. Recently, unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, have been rising in popularity for both the government and for personal use. With the drones has come intense controversy and discussion about whether or...

Can PRBs Save Our Estuaries?

Can PRBs Save Our Estuaries?

Matt West, Author

May 25, 2017


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ORLEANS, Mass.--The Orleans Water Quality Advisory Panel (WQAP) recently met to discuss the impending nitrogen and 1,4 dioxin that is leaking into Orleans groundwater and estuaries. The panel proposed the use of permeable reactive barriers (PRBs) to treat harmful waste water before it reaches the gro...

Flint, Michigan’s Nasty Problem

Flint, Michigan’s Nasty Problem

Sawyer Bengston, Author

May 25, 2017


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Thousands of people in the city of Flint, Michigan, have been exposed to toxic levels of lead from corrosive drinking water flowing through aging pipes, making health problems a rising issue. Levels of the heavy metal have been measured in city drinking water since April of 2014, not being dealt with o...

To Build the Wall or Not to Build the Wall

To Build the Wall or Not to Build the Wall

Luke Steinmetz, Author

May 25, 2017


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After a very heated and disputed election,. Donald Trump is the president of the United States of America. One of the most fundamental ideas Donald Trump laid out during his campaign was to  construct a wall along the U.S.- Mexico border to slow or prevent illegal immigration coming into the country. This t...

Pitbullied: The Truth About Pit Bull Terriers

Alexis Comeau, Author

April 5, 2017


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Pit bulls have long been under scrutiny by those who claim “it is genetically inbred in them to be aggressive” (Chief Animal Control Officer Arlene Sterling 2015). Incidents like the one on Higgins Crowell Road in Barnstable, MA on the evening of Wednesday, February 1 only reinforce the stereotype. According...

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