America’s Gay Time Warp

Jaelynn Hart / Staff Writer Congratulations, America! You’ve invented the very first ever time machine and have transported us back to the 1920s where equal rights haven’t been invented yet! Donald Trump’s Department of Justice has appeared in court to argue that employers should be allowed to fire their workers based on their sexual orientation.…

Swimming Out of Endangered

Jaelynn Hart / Staff Writer It’s not very often that humanity gets to pat itself on the back for having a positive effect on the environment, but scientists are labeling sea turtles as a “global conservation success story” as the population numbers rise away from the brink of extinction. Because of the many dangers causing the decline in…

Brazil is Finding a “Gay Cure”

Jaelynn Hart / Staff Writer If you identify as homosexual in Brazil, congratulations! You can now call into work sick, as they have just categorized homosexuality as an illness. A Brazilian federal judge, Waldema de Carvalho, overturned a 1999 Federal Council of Psychologydecision that banned the largely discredited practice of conversion therapy, forbidding psychologistsfrom offering widely…

Birmingham’s Historical Vote

Kristin Roman / Editor During the last week of September, Birmingham, Alabama “became the first city” in the state “to approve LGBT protections.” The City Council passed the new “fully inclusive” nondiscrimination ordinance with a 7-0 vote. It states that no one shall receive “differential treatment” based on one’s “race, color, religion, national origin, sex,…

Shaken to the Core

Jaelynn Hart / Staff Writer Three hundred people have died following the earthquake in Mexico. This disaster was the second one to hit the country only two weeks after the 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit the southern regions that killed nearly one hundred people. On the 32nd anniversary of the Mexico City earthquake that killed nearly…

Thanks, Obamacare!

Jaelynn Hart / Staff Writer How many people would lose their lives if the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act succeeds? The results of this harrowing question are uncertain but statistics estimate it’ll be around 28,000 to 100,000 people per year. This is a shocking outcome for an effort that is essentially aimed…