Fire on the mountain, fire in the town, fire on the economy. For two weeks, northern California rained ash on local land, homes and businesses forcing locals to wear respiratory masks.Read More
Being young is already hard enough as it is. There is so much to learn and so many obstacles that one must go through in order to grow into the person they wish to be.
One fight in life that no one should have to go through is the fight to make the personal choice of aborting an unwanted pregnancy.Read More
After a massive hurricane ripped through the island of Puerto Rico, leaving the death count at 34 and rising, Puerto Ricans are left without energy or clean water, and a president they can’t rely on for help or compassion.Read More
An entire group of people, the Rohingya, are facing a 21st century Southeast Asian holocaust, yet Myanmar officials refuse to acknowledge the Rohingya people and the ongoing atrocity they face. UN Secretary General António Guterres calls the conflict, “the world’s fastest developing refugee emergency and a humanitarian and human rights nightmare.”Read More
Halloween is right around the corner, which means you should expect to see women scantily clad and accessorizing with silk bowties, bunny ears and a cotton tail. For this extremely cliche costume we have none other than Hugh Hefner to thank – the man, the myth, the womanizer.Read More
People died. Innocent people, who just wanted to enjoy a night of good music, drinks and memories they would never forget. Unfortunately, those who were on Route 91 in Las Vegas will never forget what happened to them. Instead, they will continue to hear gun shots rip through the air. They will continue to hear the screams and pleas for help. They will still remember the blood that stained the streets.Read More
Firefighters are heroes. But what about the hardworking firefighters who are also prison inmates?
According to SFGate, 3,800 incarcerated men and women in California serve as firefighters, making up 13 percent of the state’s firefighting force. Each convict who chooses to put themselves in the front lines of firefighting earns $1 per hour fighting fires and $2 per day at the conservation camp which they spend the year at when not fighting fires.Read More
While the thought of furry, little puppies and kittens can bring a smile to just about anyone’s face, the horrific truth behind mass breeding has quite the opposite effect. California has announced itself the first state to ban mass breeding operations like puppy mills and kitten factories by creating a new law that demands pet shops only sell dogs, cats, and rabbits that are not a product of mass breeding.Read More
Judgement is a powerful emotion. It can fuel a rage that is uncontainable, causing a plethora of disastrous outcomes. We have seen judgement since the dawn of time, whether it’s from the thoughts we have about the Earth being flat, religion being the reigning rule while science means nothing, or that the pigment in our skin determines whether we are better than someone else.Read More
Imagine if we lived in a world where men owned up to their actions after they’ve raped someone or a world where the term ‘rape culture’ isn’t something we’re all painfully familiar with. Can you picture it? A world without rape?Read More
Metropolitan Police based in London reported 455 incidents in 2016 where attackers used corrosive substances as a weapon, according to The New York Times,. With acid attacks becoming an increasing problem in Europe, the question of terrorism comes to mind.Read More