Author: Chelsea

An Armed Campus is a Safe Campus?

The majority of the 4,400 colleges and universities in the United States prohibit their students from carrying firearms on campus. Concealed carry of firearms is legal in all 50 states as long as the carrier has met certain state requirements. However, 20 states prohibit the carry of firearms on campuses, even by legal concealed carry permit holder, with the exception of university safety officers: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming. In 23 states the decision to ban or...

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I Carry, Therefore I am Female

Thirty years ago, one gun shop’s customers were 90% male, but today they report an even split between men and women. This increase in female gun use and interest has been documented throughout the country. Many cities report a substantial increase in concealed carry permits among the female population, especial among minority women. Why the sudden interest in guns among women? Many cite an increased pursuit of safety. Traditionally, gun ownership has been a male dominated activity, however, that statistic is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Between 2011 and 2012, there was a 79% increase in female...

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To (Travel) Ban, or Not to Ban?

The current Ebola outbreak has been the largest in history. The Ebola virus, also known as the Ebola hemorrhagic fever, has a fatality rate of up to 90%. Ebola can only be transmitted through direct contact with infected bodily fluids, so it is less contagious than airborne viruses. However, it is possible to still transmit the virus up to 7 weeks after the patient has recovered. The victim is not infectious until symptoms develop, which occurs between 2-21 days after exposure. Early symptoms include fever, headache, and muscle pains, which later develop into more serious symptoms including impaired liver...

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People’s Climate March: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Around 400,000 concerned citizen and celebrity activists gathered in New York City this past weekend to express their concern about the climate and health of the earth. But are they really as “green” as they want you to believe? The short answer: No. The People’s Climate March, a protest event that took place in cities around the world, sought to draw the attention of world leaders to address climate problems by enforcing fossil fuel cutting policies. However, throughout the march and following it, people pointed out that the protesters themselves engaged in many not-so-earth-friendly activities, including littering and traveling in...

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The Rise of Anti-Feminism: The New Era of Feminism?

While feminist movements across the globe are gaining media attention, another movement has also gained attention: anti-feminism. Just 1 in 7 women describe themselves as a “feminist,” one UK study found. This same study found that feminism is markedly less popular among younger women; only 9% of women aged 25-29 indentify as a feminist, while 25% of women aged 45-50 do. So why the sudden change in feminist attitudes? A look the history and evolution of the movement may provide insight. To begin, Merriam-Webster defines feminism as “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.”...

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