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…

Break Through HIV Medications

  Kristin Roman / Editor There may be no cure for HIV, but taking one pill daily could help lower one’s chance of becoming infected. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is for individuals who do not have the disease but have a high risk of contracting it; it is strictly a preventative and “sold under the name…

What is going on in Puerto Rico, and Can Trump Make It Worse?

Alex Amenta / Editor It’s no secret that Puerto Rico is suffering from the aftermath of hurricane Maria; leaving millions of people without electricity and basic necessities, fuel is hard to find, cell towers are down, clean water is scarce, and farms are destroyed.  Puerto Rican Officials have declared the situation a humanitarian crisis, and…

Republicans to Repeal DACA

Dillon Buckley/ Staff Writer DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a program introduced in June of 2012 by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This program allows the children of undocumented immigrants to attend schools or work in the U.S., as long as these people are able to provide proof that they were brought…