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We Are Precious

Even if you didn’t grow up in a religious household, surely you’ve heard the song with the lyrics “red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight.” Even if you are not religious, surely you can understand the importance of these lyrics to Americans at the time. Today, two NYPD officers were gunned … Continue reading

Fraternity suspended for racist MLK party

I can’t process this much stupid in one sitting. Summary: A bunch of white kids (like the whitest white kids ever) from Arizona State’s chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon dressed up like this and posted pictures to Instagram. No one from the local chapter would speak to news reporters, but Patrick Cleason, TKE’s national organization direction,  did … Continue reading

Be beautifully different.

Before I write this post, its necessary to share a little personal background information. One) I’m a legal assistant as a law office in my hometown. Two) Said law office just got broken into, and we repairmen constantly coming in and out this week. Three) I’m 20 years old, but I look like I’m 15 … Continue reading

Little girl takes on Westboro

A 5-year-old girl who set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka on Friday raised more than $10,000 in the name of peace. Jayden Sink, with ma little help from her father, Jon, sold “Pink Lemonade for Peace” from her stand outside the Equality House, a rainbow-painted building … Continue reading

Transgender teen not wearing cap and gown

A high school student is choosing not to walk in graduation with his friends, because his school wants the male-identifying student to wear a female robe because he is identified as female on his birth certificate. Damian Garcia, a senior at St. Pius, says “I just want to have a happy graduation, and just walk in my … Continue reading

Dear Me:

I recently tweeted that I have less than a month until my birthday. I was then asked by one of my followers how old I will be. They were shocked to hear that I will be turning 20. (Apparently I act rather middle-aged.) So, in preparation of my 20th birthday, here is a list of … Continue reading

Westboro Baptist Church coming to Alabama

I’ve always said that if they ever came anywhere near my home to protest, I would like to do something cool like this to stop them. The Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket at the University of Alabama on May 18 to “remind them of the wrath of God that visited them two years … Continue reading

Suicide rates in the elderly

Suicide rates in the elderly

Studies have found that elderly individuals have higher rates of psychiatric disorder than those in the general population, while at the same time encountering difficulties in accessing mental health services. These factors might increase the risk of suicide. These risks are greater for men than for women. However, females (especially adolescents) take part in self-harm … Continue reading

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

  Child abuse is any mistreatment or neglect of a child that results in non-accidental harm or injury and which cannot be reasonably explained. Child abuse can include: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. April is Nation Child Abuse Prevention Month, and is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working … Continue reading