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CHESS IS COOL IN BROOKLYN PUBLIC SCHOOL: Middle School Challenges Stereotypes

April 18, 2012

Most urban schools have been characterized and characatured for violence, drugs, and low education standards. In such places, students are discouraged from intellectual endeavors and are reluctantly corralled into athletic pursuits as their only chance for success. In most of these high schools the heroes are on the football or basketball team. But a high school […]

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REPUBLICAN THREATENS DEATH IF OBAMA WINS ELECTION

April 17, 2012

Ted Nugent is a rock n’ roll legend. He is also a right-wing republican and ultra popular speaker and pundit for prominent Republicans. He is a favorite guest of Sean Hannity and a constant fixture for right wing politicians, like Sarah Palin and Rick Perry. Today, at an NRA (National Rifle Association) conference Nugent threatened death […]

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“VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT” IN DANGER: Republicans Poised To Block Law

April 17, 2012

The Violence Against Women Act was passed for the first time, in 1994. Since its initial adoption, reporting of domestic violence has increased by 51%. The legislation, which must be periodically renewed improved the nation’s response to domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Advocates say that it has been pivotal in tamping down violence against […]

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SHOULD DRUGS BE LEGALIZED? President Obama Open To Debate (Editorial)

April 16, 2012

Should drugs be legalized? President Obama waded into the controversial debate during his visit at the sixth Summit of The Americas in Cartegena, Columbia. The President, responded to a question about the potential for legalization, a policy favored by many in Latin America as a way of alleviating the pressures of the narco war on […]

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Extended Facebook Status: Self-Doubt

April 16, 2012

By: Morgan Collins “Quiet the nausea of self-doubt, and take a Pepto Bismol.”   It’s half past midnight and I’m awake. No, I’m not out at a bar having a late night rendezvous with friends. I’m in bed staring at the dark shapes circling on my ceiling. I can feel my pulse pound and my […]

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SCANDAL: Recap of Episode

April 13, 2012

The second episode of ABC’s hit show, Scandal was just as enthralling as the premiere. The show opened with a mysterious new client, an elderly woman sitting in in Olivia Pope’s Office. While she and Olivia calmly sit and banter, Olivia’s crackerjack staff quickly cleans out an office. They wiped the hard drives, boxed up […]

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