Category Archives: Current Events

The Color of Terrorism

By Rasheed Stewart Associate Editor, Volume 23 On October 1, 2017, a 64-year-old white American male opened fire on thousands of concertgoers in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1]  Over 58 innocent people were murdered and 546 more were injured, instantly making it … Continue reading

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How Should the United Nations Intervene in Libya’s African Migrant Crisis?

By Shanene Frederick Associate Editor, Volume 23 In recent months, increasing media attention has been devoted to the plight of African migrants leaving their home countries in the hopes of reaching Europe.[1] These migrants often give money saved up for … Continue reading

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Restoring Democracy in Michigan

By David Bergh Associate Editor, Volume 23 In the wake of the economic destruction wrought by the Great Recession of 2008, many Michigan municipalities fell into dire financial straits.[1] Faced with cities that were sliding into insolvency, the Michigan Legislature … Continue reading

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The Children’s Health Insurance Program at Twenty: Essential yet Expired

By Elliott Gluck Associate Editor, Volume 23   The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has been a triumph of effective bipartisan policy for the last two decades.[1] Unfortunately, the program which has helped to lower the uninsured rate for America’s … Continue reading

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Dear Abdul El-Sayed: A Letter to Michigan’s Gubernatorial Candidate

By Hira Baig Associate Editor, Volume 23 Dear Abdul El-Sayed, Life has been challenging for Muslims post 9/11 and has only gotten harder since the 2016 election. Hate crimes against Muslims are on the rise, and my neighborhood mosque now … Continue reading

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Little Justice for Native American Women Victimized by Non-Native Attackers

By Ben Cornelius Associate Editor, Volume 23 In April of 2015, Edith Chavez, a Native American woman, was beaten and knocked unconscious at a North Dakota gas station by an unknown assailant.[1] She was then abducted, drugged, and driven northwest, … Continue reading

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With a Side of Higher Mortality: Prison Food in the United States

By Cleo Hernandez Associate Editor, Volume 23 November begins a holiday season in the United States that is stuffed full of increased attention on food. The average American does seem to gain just under one pound of body weight during … Continue reading

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Can They Do That? (Part 1): Shut Down Line 5

By John Spangler Associate Editor, Volume 23 In the era of the perpetual election cycle, it is no surprise that candidates are already declaring for 2018 races in Michigan.  Michigan’s 4-year, off-presidential elections include the state senate, the governor, and … Continue reading

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The School to Prison Pipeline Comes to Pre-K

By Elliott Gluck Associate Editor, Volume 23 For years, the startling rates of suspensions and expulsions in America’s public schools have raised concerns for stakeholders across the educational landscape.[1] These disciplinary actions are frequently connected with higher drop-out rates, lower … Continue reading

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Resist, Revolt, Rinse, Repeat

By Cleo Hernandez Associate Editor, Volume 23 A public square, angry words, angry people, police in riot gear, torches bright against a night sky, flags, homemade signs and banners, summer heat. Some would say that this is what democracy looks … Continue reading

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