Thursday, January 18, 2018

Is Freedom of Speech a Basic Human Right?

Freedom of speech is a right that we hold very dear in the United States, however this right is not universal. Turkey has been called the “world’s biggest jailer...

Who will refugees turn to now?

First the U.S, now Canada? Who is next? Where will the refugees go?   Through the thick US-Canadian border, many Canadians have been very concerned with the increasing amount of...

Bandung Zoo: Animal Hell

Giuseppe Inglima, Franklin & Marshall College BANDUNG, Indonesia. Imagine taking your children to the zoo on a beautiful day, and once you arrive, you encounter skeleton-like animals covered in mud,...

Food Insecurity: A National Security Threat

By: Maude Collins, Franklin and Marshall College Food insecurity is a national security issue. It threatens the livelihood of people across the world. While we attend college, enjoy family time,...

Human Rights vs. Human Life

Tell me this, what is more important: human rights or human life? How do we distinguish which should come first? Is there even a difference? These are the questions...

A Dangerous Hoax

Spring is coming. Over the past week, many of us have been outside enjoying the fresh spring weather - in February. Despite how good it might feel, there is something...

Toxic Pesticides Contaminating Food and Water

Image having the soil you live on, the water you drink, and the food you eat contaminated by toxic pesticides. Your entire family would be at risk for consuming...

Closer to Freedom: Female Genital Mutilation in Somalia

Anna Rakich, Franklin & Marshall College SOMALIA- “Don’t move, don’t scream, and if you tell anyone, we will kill you.” That is what Aisha, now 33, was told while she...

Capital Punishment: Not the Answer

By Claire O'Connor, Franklin and Marshall College “An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind." We’ve all heard this cliché expression. We all know what it means...

Cool to care: Why do so many celebrities support humanitarian causes?

Come on… Just do it. Everybody else is. Peer pressure is a powerful tool, especially when it is coming from a celebrity. What if I told you that Tom...